My Shadow

Mrs. Nat King Cole

One night, at 11:30 pm, an older African-American woman was standing on the side of a Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white...

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Roses

Bennet Cerf relates this touching story about a bus that was bumping along a back road in the South. In one seat a wispy old man sat holding a bunch of fresh flowers. Across the aisle was a young girl whose eyes came back again and again to the man's flowers. This...

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Reach Out

Western Michigan U. students have found a really effective way to reach out to fellow students. Small groups go door-to-door in their hall, asking for prayer requests from residents. They pray for their hall mates as a small group, and then follow up on the requests...

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Someone Needs You Today

A Boston florist named Henry Penn once told how two boys and a girl came into his floral shop one day and explained: "We're the committee, and we'd like to buy some pretty yellow flowers, sir. So, you have any yellow flowers? He'd like them better if they were yellow....

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The Sundial

The story is told of a missionary who had grown old and it now was time to return to his own country. As a token of love and respect for the people with whom he had worked, he bought them a large sundial. The people were overjoyed at this gift…so much so that they...

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The Thoughtless Pilot

Once, a thoughtless pilot got into an ill-equipped single-engine plane and took off. He didn't know much about how to handle the instruments--he just flew. The plane had no lights but he was flying up to a little country airstrip where he would land, he thought,...

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