A 6 yr old boy was in the market with his 4 yr old sister. Suddenly, the boy realised that his sister was lagging behind. He stopped and looked back. His sister was standing in front of a toy shop and was watching something with great interest. The boy went back to her and asked, “Do you want something ?” The sister pointed at the doll. The boy held her hand and like a responsible elder brother, gave that doll to her. The sister was very happy.
The shopkeeper was watching everything and getting amused to see the matured behaviour of the boy. Now the boy came to the counter and asked the shopkeeper, “What is the cost of this doll, Sir!” The shopkeeper was a cool man and had experienced the odds of life. So he asked the boy with a lot of love n affection,” Well, What can you pay?” The boy took out all the shells that he had collected from sea shore, from his pocket and gave them to the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper took the shells and started counting as if he were counting the currency. Then he looked at the boy. The boy asked him worriedly, “Is it less?” The shopkeeper said,” No, no…These are more than the cost. So I will return the remaining.” Saying so, he kept only 4 shells with him and returned the remaining. The boy very happily kept those shells back in his pocket and went away with his sister.Read More »
Jack took a long look at his speedometer before slowing down: 73 in a 55 zone. The flashing red in his rear view mirror insisted he pull over quickly, but Jack let the car coast.
Fourth time in as many months. How could a guy get caught so often? When his car had slowed to 10 miles an hour, Jack pulled over, but only partially. Let the cop worry about the potential traffic hazard. Maybe some other car will tweak his backside with a mirror.
He slumped into his seat, the collar of his trench coat covering his ears. He tapped the steering wheel, doing his best to look bored, his eyes on the mirror. The cop was stepping out of his car, the big pad in hand.
Bob? Bob from church? Jack sunk farther into his trench coat. This was worse than the coming ticket. A Christian cop catching a guy from his own church. A guy who happened to be a little eager to get home after a long day at the office. A guy he was about to play golf with tomorrow.
Jack was tempted to leave the window shut long enough to gain the psychological edge but decided on a different tack. Jumping out of the car, he approached a man he saw every Sunday, a man he’d never seen in uniform.Read More »
During World War II it was the custom in the United States for a family who had a son serving in the military to place a star in the front window of their home. But a gold star indicated that the son had died in support of his country’s cause.
Years ago, Sir Harry Lauder told a touching story about this custom. He said that one night a man was walking down a New York City street accompanied by his 5-year-old son. The little fellow was interested in the brightly lighted windows of the houses and wanted to know why some houses had a star in the window. The father explained that those families had a son fighting in the war. The child would clap his hands as he saw another star in the window and would cry out, “Look, daddy, there’s another family who gave a son for his country.”
At last they came to an empty lot, and a break in the row of houses. Through the gap a star could be seen shining brightly in the sky. The little lad caught his breath, “Oh, daddy,” he cried, “Look at the star in the window of heaven! God must have given His Son too!”Read More »
In Phoenix, Arizona, a 26-year-old mother stared down at her 6 year old son, who was dying of terminal leukaemia.
Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a strong feeling of determination. Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up & fulfil all his dreams.
Now that was no longer possible. The leukaemia would see to that. But she still wanted her son’s dream to come true.
She took her son’s hand and asked, “Billy, did you ever think about what you wanted to be once you grew up?
Did you ever dream and wish what you would do with your life?”
Mommy, “I always wanted to be a fireman when I grew up.”
Mom smiled back and said, “Let’s see if we can make your wish come true.”Read More »
You can’t do this alone.
You are in a crowd, yet by yourself for where you want to go. You struggle, do a little better, then backslide to where you were before and feel guilty about it.
Realize that you can’t be or do what you are destined to alone. You need God, but God sends guidance in a physical form. In a human form. God did that with His Son but He also does that by sending people into your life to teach, guide, direct and correct you.
You need to go to church. It probably just walking distance from your house, or maybe takes two hours driving to another city but you have to go. Yes, you’ve got some problems with the church because it is made up of people with flaws. Even the preachers, they do have flaws too. You won’t find a perfect church or a perfect preacher but you can find one that’s perfect for you.
You can’t do this alone. You need guidance, teaching and example in a human form. You must do three things.Read More »
My alarm went off
It was Sunday again.
I was sleepy and tired
My one day to sleep in.
But the guilt I would feel
The rest of the day
Would have been too much
So I’d go and I’d pray.
I showered and shaved
I adjusted my tie.
I got there and sat
In a pew just in time.
Bowing my head in prayer
As I closed my eyes.
I saw the shoe of the man next to me
Touching my own. I sighed.
With plenty of room on either side
I thought, “Why must our soles touch?”
It bothered me, his shoe touching mine
But it didn’t bother him much.
A prayer began: “Our Father”…Read More »
A wise physician said, “The Best Medicine For Human Is ‘Care and Love’.” Someone asked, “If It does not work?” He smiled and answered, “Increase The Dose.”
An engineer in a car manufacturing company designs a world class car. The owner is impressed with the outcome and praised him a lot.
While trying to bring out the car from the manufacturing area to the office, they realised that the car is few inches taller than the entrance. The engineer felt bad that he didn’t notice this one before creating the car. The owner was amazed on how to take it outside of the manufacturing area.
The painter said that they can bring out the car and there will be few scratches on top of the car that he will do the tinkering later on. The engineer said that they can break the entrance and after taking the car out, they can cement it. The owner was not convinced with any ideas and felt like it is a bad sign to break or scratch.
The watchman was watching all these drama and slowly approached the owner. He wanted to give an idea if they have no problem. They thought what this guy would tell them that the experts could not give. Watchman said that the car is only few inches taller than the entrance, so if they release the air in the tyre, the height of the car will be adjusted and can be easily taken out. Everyone there clapped their hands for him.
Don’t encounter problems from the expert point of view. There is always a layman point that will attract the masses.