The Mustard Seed

A Few Good Men

Each year, on the third Saturday in May, the nation expresses appreciation and gratitude to our men and women in uniform. They are our Armed Forces, America's soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coastguardsmen.An interesting tidbit from Chaplain (Lt Col) Dwight...

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Fallen Angel Assignment

A fallen angel came to Satan and asked him for an assignment. Satan asked what kind of angel he was and he said"I am destruction, I teach foul language, anger, and indifference. I cause strife among people, especially believers, which is my specialty.""I can get them...

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First Day of School

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a...

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Eyes on the Shore

A story is told about a bloodhound who started a hunt chasing a stag. A fox crossed the path, so the hound chased the fox. After a while a rabbit crossed the path, so the hound chased it. Later, a mouse crossed the path and the hound chased the mouse into a hole. The...

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Failure

As a young man, Al was a skilled artist, a potter. He had a wife and two fine sons.One night, his oldest son developed a severe stomach-ache. Thinking it was only some common intestinal disorder, neither Al nor his wife took the condition very seriously. But the...

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Erasmus

The sixteenth century scholar Erasmus related an incident during a sea voyage that stayed with him the rest of his life. His sailing vessel ran aground in a storm. As violent waves smashed against the ship and it began to break up, even the sailors panicked. The...

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