Do It Yourself Repairs

When a guy’s printer type began to grow faint, he called a local repair shop where a friendly man informed him that the printer probably needed only to be cleaned. Because the store charged $50 for such cleanings, he told him he might be better off reading the...

God’s Quarter

Several years ago a mother gave her son two quarters. One was for his Sunday School offering. The other was for an ice cream cone on the way home from Sunday School. One Sunday, Billy was flipping a quarter in the air and catching it on the way down. One time, the...

Get Up and Do Something

Dr. Karl Menninger, the famous psychiatrist, once gave a lecture on mental health, and then answered questions from the audience. “What would you advise a person to do,” asked one man, “if that person felt a nervous breakdown coming on?” Most people expected him to...

Ringing the Church Bells

After Quasimodo’s death, the Bishop of the Cathedral of Notre Dame sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell ringer was needed. The Bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and went up into the belfry to begin the screening...

Sly

My teenager was headed to school one morning when I told him that the neck tag on his shirt was hanging out. “I know,” he replied. “It’s a fad me and some of the guys started.” Weeks later, as the style persisted, I commented, “I...

A Healthcare Worker’s Prayer

God, I dedicate my life today to the care of those who come my way. Give to my heart, compassion and understanding. Give to my hands skill and tenderness. Give to my ears the ability to listen. Give to my lips words of comfort and compassion. Give to my heart strength...

The Tax Collector’s Notice

A taxpayer received a strongly worded “second notice” that his taxes were overdue. Hastening to the collector’s office, he paid his bill, saying apologetically that he had overlooked the first notice. “Oh,” confided the collector with a...

The IRS

Did you ever notice that when you put together “THE” and “IRS,” it spells “THEIRS?” Save and...

The Mind is an Amazing Thing – Scrambled Letters

Even though the letters are jumbled in the following paragraph, most people have no trouble reading it! Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and...