The Rope

There is a story about a monastery in Europe perched high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery was to be suspended in a basket which was pulled to the top by several monks who pulled and tugged with all their strength....

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Assaulted at Sundown

When my car broke down in the worst part of Lima, Peru one evening, it was loaded with expensive computer equipment. When two assailants attacked, someone dared to intervene.Some years ago, while working at the Inca Union, church headquarters in Lima, Peru, I was...

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The Lamb and the Bear

The story is told of a Russian named Ivanovich who visited the Moscow zoo for the first time. To his amazement, he found a little lamb sharing the cage with a big fierce bear.Ivanovich expressed surprise to his guide. The guide smiled and said, "That is peaceful...

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The Sheltie

I am not the dreaming type.  It is rare that I remember any of my dreams, and when I do, they are never anything more than silly night images.  This is why, when I work up one morning with a vivid memory of a very strange dream, I couldn’t put it out of my...

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The Spider in the Cornfield

There was once a spider who lived in a cornfield. He was a big spider and he had spun a beautiful web between the corn stalks. He got fat eating all the bugs that would get caught in his web. He liked his home and planned to stay there for the rest of his life.One day...

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