The Mustard Seed

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The Mountain

A small congregation in the foothills of the Great Smokies built a new sanctuary on a piece of land willed to them by a church member. Ten days before the new church was to open, the local building inspector informed the pastor that the parking lot was inadequate for...

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Capturing the Heart of a Pastor’s Son

One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God at her heart. She responded to God's call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour. The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and prostitution. But, the change in her was evident....

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The Clown’s Prayer

As I stumble through this life,help me to create more laughter than tears,dispense more cheer than gloom,spread more cheer than despair. Never let me become so indifferent,that I will fail to see the wonders in the eyes of a child,or the twinkle in the eyes of the...

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Same Old Problem

Henry L. Mencken said it first: "For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong." Several 7-Eleven stores learned the truth of that statement. According to a NEW YORK TIMES article, a number of the convenience stores had a problem with...

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Samuel Morse

One day a friend of Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph, said to him, "Professor, when you were making your experiments, did you ever come to a place not knowing what to do next?""More than once," Morse replied, "and whenever I could not see my way clearly, I...

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Thanks for the Misery

Some stories can stand dusting off. Like the one about a grandmother who took her little grandson to the beach. They were having a good time until a huge wave came in and swept the boy out to sea. She fell down on her knees and pleaded to the heavens, "Please return...

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Touch

Yesterday I paused outside the deli in my office building to let pass a rather harried looking mother pushing a stroller loaded with a variety of shoulder bags and a small little girl.My mind was elsewhere and I never actually saw what caused it, but halfway through...

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