I Am Thanking You Right Now

DEAR GOD: I want to thank You for what you have already done.I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards; I am thanking you right now.I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better; I am thanking you right now.I am not going to wait...

Keep Swimming

Two mice fell into a deep cream bowl. One was an optimistic soul. But the other took the gloomy view. “We’ll drown,” he lamented without much ado. With a last despairing cry, he flung up his legs and said “Goodbye.” The other mouse said...

Refining Silver

Malachi 3:3 says: “He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.” This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out the process of...

Be Careful with Words

Be careful of the words you say, Keep them soft and sweet, You never know from day to day, Which ones you’ll have to eat. Save and...

A Peaceful Retirement

A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home near a junior high school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then a new school year began. The very next afternoon three young boys full of youthful after-school enthusiasm...

Mommy Gonna Eat Your Fingers

One day, as I was trying to pack for vacation, my 3-year-old daughter was having a wonderful time playing on the bed. At one point, she said, “Mom, look at this,” and stuck out two of her fingers. Trying to keep her entertained, I reached out and stuck her...

Take 15 Minutes for Yourself

Take 15 minutes for yourself today to do absolutely nothing. No phone scrolling, no call returning, no anything. Just sit there, take a deep breath, and look out the window. It’s worth it. Save and...

Force and Influence

Once upon a time there was a piece of iron that was very strong. One after another, the ax, the saw, the hammer and the flame tried to break it. “I’ll master it, said the ax. Its blows fell heavily on the iron, but every blow made its edge more blunt, until it ceased...

Darts

A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in a seminary class taught by her teacher, Dr. Smith. She says Dr. Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons. One particular day, Sally walked into the seminary and knew they were in for a fun day. On the...