Loving Kindness

Two Nickles and Five Pennies

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" "Fifty cents," replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his...

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Big Feet, Bigger Heart

It was an unseasonably hot day. Everybody it seemed, was looking for some kind of relief, so an ice cream store was a natural place to stop.A little girl, clutching her money tightly, entered the store. Before she could say a word, the store clerk sharply told her to...

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The Bubblegum Man

Oh, how I loved that Bubblegum Man. I had the great privilege to grow up in a small country church. It was a charismatic church and though I don't attend that denomination anymore, I have a great respect for that church.It was a church where there were no quarrels....

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Broken Legs

One day a gentleman came to the orphanage and he talked with the head office and they agreed to allow him to come in, every other week, and teach the children how to do woodworking projects.I remember the night, when I was 8 years old, when I finished my first...

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Boy Under the Tree

In the summer recess between freshman and sophomore years in college, I was invited to be an instructor at a high school leadership camp hosted by a college in Michigan. I was already highly involved in most campus activities, and I jumped at the opportunity.About an...

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Booker T. Washington

That great African-American educator Booker T. Washington exemplified the beauty of a humble spirit. One day as Professor Washington was walking to work at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, he happened to pass the mansion of a wealthy woman.The woman, who did not...

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