A Note to Mom and Dad

The first hint of what would become my life’s avocation and gift to this world came the night I wrote a note to my Mom and Dad. I was a young teenager and it was the first time I had ever written something that wasn’t a school assignment. That night I just felt a...

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Willing to Share

A young man saw an elderly couple sitting down to lunch at McDonald's. He noticed that they had ordered one meal, and an extra drink cup. As he watched, the gentleman carefully divided the hamburger in half, then counted out the fries, one for him, one for her, until...

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I Hope Your Box is Empty

It was on the sixteenth day of the 12th month celebrating his 75th birthday when he decided it was time.Having been happily married, raising three boys, and continuing with great success, the family business handed down from generations before him, this now frail man...

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The Magical Christmas of 1969

My first Christmas being married and oh talk about poor. I was laid off from the plant in February after being married in January and could not find a job for six months. When I found my next job, it paid less than one half of what I was making and to top matters off,...

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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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Bananas

As a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in Nigeria, I often faced a cash crunch due to the meager monthly allowance we received and the fact that I received even that little bit only when the authorities concerned deemed fit.On that fateful day, I was...

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