Sing Until the Sun Comes Out

Old Farmer Dault

My Dad grew up in a small farming community in Michigan during the 20's and 30's. My grandfather was a former school teacher and editor and owner of the town paper where they lived. Many of Dad's friends lived on farms just outside of town.Dad was active in school...

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Overflow With Joy

Have you ever met someone who just overflows with the "Joy of the Lord?" I certainly have, but one experience really stands out in my mind because it happened recently.This last July my family and I were on vacation, and I was having my quiet time down by the beach,...

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She has every reason to be bitter. Though talented, she went unrecognized for years. Prestigious opera circles closed their ranks when she tried to enter. American critics ignored her compelling voice. She was repeatedly rejected for parts for which she easily...

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Held Together by Joy

"I have everything I need for joy!" Robert Reed said. "Amazing!" I thought.His hands are twisted and his feet are useless. He can't bathe himself. He can't feed himself. He can't brush his teeth, comb his hair, or put on his underwear. His shirts are held together by...

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I’d Rather Have My Grievance!

Jones, a wealthy financier, had on many occasion in the good old days, when trains were flourishing and coaches were the last word in technological luxury, crossed the continent by Pullman. He was well known and well served and was accustomed to every convenience,...

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Joy in the Journey

If you have ever been discouraged because of failure, please read on. For often, achieving what you set out to do is not the important thing. Let me explain.Two brothers decided to dig a deep hole behind their house. As they were working, a couple of older boys...

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Let’s Run Through the Rain

She had been shopping with her mom in Wal-Mart. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful brown haired, freckle-faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the tops of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the Earth it...

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