Let Your Balloon Go

A certain denomination had a strange idea.  They were holding a conference and had a large crowd in attendance.  They decided to give everyone a helium filled balloon.  The people were told to release their balloons at some point during the worship service when they felt particularly joyful and wanted to express the joy in…

“Slow and Steady Wins the Race”

A certain businessman who was well known for cruelty and ruthlessness once told Mark Twain about a goal he wanted to accomplish before he died.  He said, “Before I die I mean to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  I will climb Mount Sinai and read the 10 Commandments aloud at the top.”  Mark…

Punished For Stealing 7 Cents

“For 7 cents, now you’re making someone a felon for the rest of his life,” Anthony Stewart’s lawyer exclaimed after the sentencing was passed.  Anthony, a 15-year-old, was going to be facing 2-6 years in juvenile detention for stealing a whopping 7 cents.  Stewart’s lawyer pleaded for the judge to treat her client as a…

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A man’s home was being overrun with mice.  There were so many mice that setting traps just wasn’t getting the job done.  So, he decided to go with the poison route.  He set out a box of poisonous food the mice would find very tasty.  That night there was a feeding frenzy.  The mice completely…

Think About Your Thoughts

Frank Outlaw composed these motivating and thought provoking words: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” What wise words.  And they are so very true.  Whatever people think about is what…

“Conversations With God”

The above is a title of a book series that author Neale Walsch wrote.  What are these books about?  It is essentially a series of answers written from “God’s point of view.”  Or in other words, if you were to walk up to God and directly ask Him a question, here are the answers He…