The Mustard Seed

What’s in It for Me?

At thirty years old Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was a rising star in Europe. He had made his mark in music, in theology, and in philosophy. But then he announced to the world that he was going to Africa as a jungle doctor. The world was shocked. His colleagues at...

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My Junk Room

A third knock sounded on the old worn door. I stumbled through the dark, tripping over things and making a lot of noise. "Hold on I am coming. Just wait a second" I shouted. I felt along the cold wall and finally found the door handle. Grasping it I flung open the...

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The Cracked Pot

A water bearer had two large pots, each hung on the end of a long pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to...

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The Bat, Buzzard and Bumblebee

If you put a buzzard in a pen six or eight feet square and entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of his ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of ten or twelve feet. Without...

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Hug Certificate

If I could catch a rainbowI would do it Just for youAnd share with you Its beautyOn the days You're feeling blue If I could build a mountainYou could call Your very ownA place to find serenityA place to be alone If I could Take your troublesI would toss them In the...

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Wait on Jesus

I have a family cruise coming up and my baby sister paid for my flight to Miami and the cruise. I had prayed about new clothes ... not because I don't have clothes but because the last new clothes I had was 2 1/2 years ago and was a gift. It has been some time since I...

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Earthen Vessels

A man was exploring some caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls.It was like someone had rolled up some clay and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn't look like much, but they intrigued the man so he...

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