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  Writer's profile for 'Godspenman'
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Email address jamessnyder2@att.net
City Ocala
State Fl
Country United States of America
Birthdate july 21, 1951
Sex Male
Marital state Married
Interests


'Godspenman' has written 365 stories:


Cleaning up Messes, Parsonage Style (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 07 2014Views/Reads: 600/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
My way has to be in complete harmony with His way or my life will be completely destroyed.
 
Closer Than My Cell Phone (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 13 2014Views/Reads: 564/308Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
My comfort rests in the fact that God is closer to me than my cell phone.
 
Some things are simply irreplaceable (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 31 2010Views/Reads: 1484/644Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I was having a wonderful time and everything seemed to be going like clockwork. Then I got out of bed. I thought I was awake but I was only acting. I remember getting out of bed and shuffling off to the kitchen and pouring a cup of coffee in my favorite c
 
Keeping close tabs on my investments (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 04 2012Views/Reads: 895/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I find it quite amusing that some of the brightest and richest people in our country do not seem to have a clue as to what they are doing. Most do not have the common sense that God gave to a caterpillar. As Abraham Lincoln used to say, common sense is no
 
It all began with a love note (standard:romance, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 12 2012Views/Reads: 1221/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Forty-one years ago, I was a naïve 19-year-old just beginning life's journey. I do not like to brag but I was the poster child for naïveté. I had a few ideas about life but too few to make me a contributing member of the human society. Wh
 
The Last Hurrah of Summer (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 04 2010Views/Reads: 1227/609Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
As the last firecracker sizzled in the night, I heaved a sigh of relief. It is not that I do not enjoy a good firework display, but after all, when you have seen one firecracker they are all just about the same. The thing they all have in common is they c
 
I used to believe in Leprechauns (standard:Inspirational stories, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 20 2012Views/Reads: 1080/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I must make a confession. It has taken me a long time to get to the place where I am willing and comfortable to make such an admission. I think some of my friends will be shocked at what I have to say. I think it is time I come clean and confess. Sort of,
 
A new look at the old year (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 27 2010Views/Reads: 1094/577Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
From a practical standpoint, and if I am anything I am practical, well, practically, this year has gone by rather quickly. The fact I have survived this past year has to count for something.
 
Okay, that wasn’t funny (standard:humor, 899 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 25 2012Views/Reads: 855/537Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Let me make it very clear right up front that I am in favor of as many “ha ha moments” as possible. I could not get through a week without my daily dose. I firmly believe that laughter is the appropriate medicine for the soul. Some people, according to th
 
My Mother's Amazing Meatloaf Mystery (standard:Inspirational stories, 923 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 07 2005Views/Reads: 1892/1034Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Every mother harbors a mystery of some sort. Many handed down from one generation to the next forming a bond so strong no man can penetrate. I came to realize this at an early age, which has stood me in good standing throughout life. Namely, don't mess wi
 
My Mother Was Wrong about Spinach (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 06 2012Views/Reads: 1026/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
One of the great joys of getting older, and there is at least one joy involved in this grueling process, is discovering that you were right all the time. I try not to boast here because, well, that’s just the kind of person I am. And, I’m not going to mak
 
Thumbs up, Thumbs down, Now Everybody Turn around (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 26 2013Views/Reads: 900/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Flying in an airplane is not my preferred style of transportation. However, flying without an airplane is quite disastrous, if you know what I mean!
 
Of Course It's Raining, I Just Washed My Car (standard:humor, 893 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 30 2013Views/Reads: 805/477Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Nobody can say I did not warn the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, for all the good my warning did. I am not one to say, "I told you so," but "I told you so."
 
The trials and triumphs of the chronically lazy (standard:Inspirational stories, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 01 2009Views/Reads: 2023/685Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
All through my formative years my father and other authority figures railed quite mercilessly against what they called being lazy. According to them, laziness was about as close to the unpardonable sin as a human could possibly get without being burned by
 
The Super Bowl benefits of complaining (standard:humor, 916 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 07 2010Views/Reads: 1533/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Normally, I am not one to complain about the weather. Okay. Maybe I complain a little about the weather. All right, have it your way, I complain a lot about the weather. Are you happy now?
 
Some patriotic reflections for the Fourth of July (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 27 2010Views/Reads: 1119/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The Fourth of July is upon us and nobody enjoys a party more than Yours Truly. I will offer any excuse to break into some kind of a party mode. The slightest hint of refreshments and I have my "these-boots-were-made-for-walking" footwear on and
 
It's my party I'll sigh if I want to (standard:humor, 965 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 18 2010Views/Reads: 1219/543Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The older I get, and I plan to get as old as I can, I am amazed at how monotonous things really are. When I was young, everything seemed to be so new and exciting and I looked forward to the next new adventure.
 
As I was saying to myself… (standard:Inspirational stories, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 24 2013Views/Reads: 953/530Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Even God knows that the man He created needs a companion or “help meet” to fulfill his life. Sometimes we are apt to forget the provisions God has made for us. However, if a person comes to the Bible with an open mind and an open heart, he or she will dis
 
One man's vegetable is another man's heartburn (standard:Satire, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 25 2009Views/Reads: 2674/1081Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The wonderful world of vegetables and Yours Truly have come to a rather affable decision. I will point out that it has been a long time in coming, but finally, we have reached a point of harmony.
 
IF "ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE,” WHY CAN'T I BALANCE MY CHECKBOOK? (standard:humor, 920 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 03 2005Views/Reads: 1632/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
For me, the most terrible time of each month is the day our bank statement comes. We commonly call it BSS (Bank Statement Syndrome). I don't know why it is, but I have trouble getting the parsonage checkbook to balance with the monthly bank statement.
 
Financial Tip of the Week: Pay Attention (standard:Inspirational stories, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 17 2013Views/Reads: 2831/560Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Enjoying a casual evening at home, I reclined in my favorite easy chair reading, while the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was chatting on the telephone. I rarely pay attention to telephone conversations. After all, I only get one side of the conversat
 
Swallowing pride or eating crow are both bitter pills to swallow (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 15 2014Views/Reads: 604/337Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Swallowing pride or eating crow is not my idea of a delightful repast but it can be the beginning of something good.
 
Now that I'm older, I'm still not wiser (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 23 2009Views/Reads: 1322/640Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Getting older does not necessarily mean you are getting wiser.
 
A Silent Night — Not At My House (standard:Inspirational stories, 914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 03 2006Views/Reads: 1590/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
People say, as they get older their hearing is not what it used to be. I have found this to be true for myself. The older I get, and I plan to get as old as I can, the more I hear noises in the middle of the night. Noises, I might add, that I have never h
 
As brilliant schemes go, mine didn’t (standard:Inspirational stories, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 17 2013Views/Reads: 1200/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Throughout the years, I have come up with a few schemes. None of which has ever done me anything good, and yet I still spend the energy to try to come up with one that will.
 
So, this is summer, is it? (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 28 2012Views/Reads: 873/480Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It was just another day and I was indulging a carefree moment of complaining about the weather. "I can't believe it's so hot today," I muttered. I thought I was talking to myself but obviously, I had an audience.
 
Preparation and execution of my income tax return (standard:humor, 915 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 18 2005Views/Reads: 1783/923Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
April 15th is the time of the year when Americans can communicate with their government. I cannot testify for anyone else, but I look forward to this marvelous opportunity and I am careful not to waste it. This year, for example, so much has happened to m
 
It's déjà vu all over again (standard:Inspirational stories, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 03 2010Views/Reads: 1081/530Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
New Year's Day was filled with lots of excitement, plenty of grandchildren running around and enough food on the table to eliminate world hunger. Actually, it did eliminate my ravishing hunger, at least for the day.
 
‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS... (standard:Inspirational stories, 914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 19 2010Views/Reads: 1115/585Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Every family has those traditions and days that help define their family. I personally know some families (although I shall not divulge any names unless there is enough cash present) that are adequately defined by April 1. For me, Christmas Eve clearly de
 
I’m Not a Coffeeholic, or Am I? (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 04 2017Views/Reads: 62/19Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Nothing smells better in the morning than a fresh pot of coffee in the kitchen. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has it set so that at a certain time in the morning, the coffee begins brewing and we wake up to that wonderful aroma.
 
The best laid plans of mice and men usually involves cheese (standard:Inspirational stories, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 20 2010Views/Reads: 1209/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Everyone has a different opinion of what is good. What one person considers good may not suit the next person in line. Especially is this seen in the area of cuisine. For example, one man's broccoli is another man's apple fritter. The problem comes when t
 
Go Ahead - Make Dad's Day (standard:humor, 927 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 18 2005Views/Reads: 1670/1015Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Throughout the year, many days of celebration are tucked capriciously into the calendar. So much so, it is hard to find any day of the year where something or someone is not being observed, which has benefited the greeting card company, you can be sure. I
 
In praise of crazy (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 15 2014Views/Reads: 12657/338Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I made the mistake the other night of complaining out loud. It is one thing to complain under your breath so that nobody hears you or knows what you are complaining about. But when you complain out loud, then you run the chance of somebody hearing you.
 
The great yard sale conspiracy (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 05 2011Views/Reads: 985/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Most things in life are not always as they seem. For some reason one person will say one thing and the person hearing will hear something altogether different. This appears to be the case between the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly.
 
True love trumps a romantic fling every time (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 10 2013Views/Reads: 3263/594Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
February is the month we celebrate romance. Actually, the only romantic things about me are my ''love handles,'' which is why I have spent so much energy developing them over the years. You think somebody would appreciate them.
 
High inflation reaches a new low (standard:humor, 954 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 15 2011Views/Reads: 985/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am not usually given to protesting much of anything these days. "Live and let live," is the motto I go by and up until now, it has served me rather well and I have no complaints.
 
A wonderful chocolate fantasy (standard:humor, 914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 22 2014Views/Reads: 6318/339Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Within the confines of our blissful domicile, an ongoing controversy has all but come to an end. I like it when things are solved and I happen to be right. This time I was right. After all, if it is on TV it must be right!
 
Loco pastor burns his hand in loud protest (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 13 2010Views/Reads: 1106/583Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Every now and then, a thought enters my mind. Once inside my mind, it endures a lonely existence and rattles around long enough to morph into something quite different when it comes out than what went in.
 
A Page From Betty Crocker’s Cookbook (standard:humor, 886 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 29 2006Views/Reads: 1602/913Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Recently, while sitting in my chair drinking the last of my breakfast coffee, a thought staggered into my mind. I must confess most thoughts are quite lonely once they enter my mind, but this one had a nagging element to it.
 
My New Year’s diet fits me to a T-shirt (standard:Inspirational stories, 897 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 19 2013Views/Reads: 951/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Personally, I sure will be glad when January is over. If confession is good for the soul, then let me have a good soul cleansing and confess that January is not my favorite month of the year.
 
Give Us This Day Our Turkey . . . Again (standard:Inspirational stories, 955 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 13 2011Views/Reads: 1046/508Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Thanksgiving is my kind of holiday. Apart from the "thanks" part, the primary purpose of this celebration is eating. That is the one thing I do quite well.
 
Beware, O, ye blasted hacker, whomsoever thou art (standard:Inspirational stories, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 03 2013Views/Reads: 1151/546Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Under normal circumstances, I am a rather cool, calm and collected person. I say normal because not everything in my life is normal. It takes a lot to rattle this cage of mine but once rattled lookout whoever rattles it.
 
Nurses, Bedpans And X-Rated Hospital Gowns (standard:Inspirational stories, 958 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 06 2005Views/Reads: 6922/2104Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Tuesday last I awoke from my nightly slumber with terrific pain in my chest, much like an elephant break-dancing on my chest. It was painful just to breathe, but like the trooper I am, I shrugged it off and set about my daily routine. Rather than improvin
 
And How Do We Feel This Morning? (standard:Inspirational stories, 933 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 13 2005Views/Reads: 1868/902Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Without question, going to the hospital is teamwork from the time you arrive until you are wheeled out the front door. Everyone is working together for the common good of the patient, or at least a crack at his bank account. That is as it should be in suc
 
Be Happy, Join The Wednesday Worry Club (standard:Inspirational stories, 941 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 26 2005Views/Reads: 1614/861Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Of all the people who know me, no one would say I am afflicted with worryitis. They may say other things about me, which may or may not be true, but that's another story.
 
In My House, If It's Broken I Bought It (standard:humor, 935 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 15 2005Views/Reads: 1759/912Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Often a store has a sign with the warning, "You break it, you bought it." This is to keep people from carelessly handling the merchandise. I'm thinking of another sign, which should be posted all through my house. "If it's broken, I boug
 
The Great One That Got Away (standard:Inspirational stories, 916 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 20 2005Views/Reads: 1729/860Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Most people don't realize ministers are obligated to prepare and preach one great sermon in their career. In looking over my record of sermons, I noticed many "good" sermons, but an obvious lack in the list of a single "great" sermon.
 
How To Cash In On Your ‘Ailment Capital' (standard:Inspirational stories, 945 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 20 2005Views/Reads: 1672/944Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Right after the president won his re-election bid for the White House, he made an interesting comment. He said he was going to spend his "political capital" wisely. At first, I did not understand what he was talking about, but then I began to
 
Who Has The Greatest Job In The World? (standard:Inspirational stories, 925 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 02 2005Views/Reads: 1858/932Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have, in my opinion, the world's perfect job. Just look at the evidence. I love people and I love God. I love talking to people about God and I love talking to God about people. Therefore, if you put these two together, I am doing what I love doing:
 
‘I'm Not A Christian, But I Play One On Sunday' (standard:Inspirational stories, 915 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 09 2005Views/Reads: 1696/995Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
After more than three decades of church ministry, I have come to one unsettling conclusion. Actually, I've come to more than one conclusion, but this one is the most depressing.
 
A Box of Valentine Chocolates Never Misses Its Target (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 08 2015Views/Reads: 487/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I'm not sure who came up with the idea of giving your "Sweetheart" a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day, but I would like to shake his hand sometime. Of all the gizmos, doodads and gimmicks in the wide world, this one tops them all.
 
A Key In Hand Is Worth A Thousand On My Desk (standard:humor, 932 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 25 2005Views/Reads: 1598/889Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A key fault I have, and I can only talk about one fault at a time, is the tendency to get busy. I often find myself chasing my own tail. What I will do with it when I catch it is beyond my understanding. However, this notwithstanding, I fall into the trap
 
All I ever wanted to do was go fishing (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 22 2012Views/Reads: 1108/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I just celebrated another birthday, which got me to thinking about the "good old days." You can usually tell how old a person is by how many times they refer to the "good old days," or the phrase, "when I was a youngster."
 
Just the Fax, M'am (standard:humor, 988 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 21 2005Views/Reads: 1571/1235Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
For years, I smugly prided myself as a non-fax machine person. I felt it beneath my dignity to own such a technical contraption. The quill is more my style than a computer but, being practical, I reluctantly use a computer, casting wistful glances at the
 
I think I'll drop everything and just go fishin' (standard:Inspirational stories, 925 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 31 2005Views/Reads: 1651/902Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I said something last week I haven't said in years. Where it came from, I really don't know. It's funny, you're tooling along minding your own business for weeks, maybe months at a time, and then something you haven't thought about for years pops into you
 
A Cup Of Joe Says A Lot About Us (standard:humor, 963 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 18 2005Views/Reads: 1475/853Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This week I came face-to-face with a genuine dilemma. I had several meetings across town and for some reason I miscalculated and ended up with a 2-1/2 hour gap between meetings. I hate to waste time, but if I drove back to my office, I would simply have t
 
A waitress after my own heart (standard:Inspirational stories, 956 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 20 2011Views/Reads: 1055/584Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am one who firmly believes the pen is mightier than the sword. Consequently, I have a fully stocked arsenal with every pen and pencil imaginable. I look with a jaundiced eye at the person who is ill equipped with writing instruments. I am fully prepared
 
How Time Flies When I Am In A Hurry (standard:Inspirational stories, 894 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 10 2005Views/Reads: 1718/886Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Have you ever noticed that when you are on vacation time goes by rapidly? According to my calculations (and I'm the first to admit I didn't do well in calculus), the average minute during vacation time is less than 20 seconds. This is one reason time goes
 
Dead-to-the-World Man Walking (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 10 2006Views/Reads: 1925/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
One morning this week, I woke up with a black eye. How I got it still baffles me. I have my suspicions, of course, but some things are better left to themselves no matter how lonely they may get.
 
It's My Body; I'll Exercise It If I Have To (standard:Inspirational stories, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 07 2006Views/Reads: 1580/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Lately, I have noticed a lot of news regarding all aspects of the body. According to one report I read, this is a multibillion dollar-a-year business. I never knew my body was worth so much money. I’m tempted to sell it, or at least rent it out on a part-
 
Chocolate Is My Favorite Health Food (standard:humor, 922 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 04 2006Views/Reads: 1899/912Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Finally, the medical world has caught up with what the rest of us have known all the time, namely, chocolate is good for us. And I for one think it is about time.
 
Malice In “I Wonder Who I Am” Land (standard:humor, 912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 29 2006Views/Reads: 1515/843Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
For many years I maintained confidence in my personal identity. I knew exactly who I was and was quite comfortable in my skin. Although, I must confess my skin used to fit me better than it does these days.
 
Can you hear me now, Uncle Sam? (standard:humor, 897 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 09 2013Views/Reads: 2763/1322Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
You can imagine my feelings when I recently found out that good old Uncle Sam was checking up on my phone calls, email messages and the rest of the social networking. Finally, somebody is really watching out for me.
 
I Wasn’t Born Old It Just Happened That Way (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 25 2014Views/Reads: 461/326Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Everywhere I look these days people are obsessed with age. More products are sold today to make you look younger than anything else. Everybody desires to look younger than what they actually are. I think that is rather hypocritical.
 
The Origins Of Spring-Cleaning, Or Along Came Eve (standard:Inspirational stories, 923 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 22 2006Views/Reads: 2494/975Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I always know when April makes its yearly debut without consulting the calendar because my wife usually says, “Let’s clean out the garage today.” Trust me on this one, it is no April fool’s joke, but someone gets fooled. And believe me, I’m just not anybo
 
Where have all the men in white hats gone? (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 30 2014Views/Reads: 1233/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When I was growing up you could always tell who the good men were by the white hats they wore. Bad men always wore black hats. That made it rather convenient for those of us who were watching so we knew who would be winning at the end. When you were in tr
 
A Penny for Your Thoughts (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 18 2015Views/Reads: 521/346Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Some things in life you cannot put a price on, it is a joy to discover those things and sometimes those things are people.
 
It Was Lights Out At The Old Ballgame (standard:humor, 912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 26 2006Views/Reads: 1491/834Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Someone yelling, “Let’s play ball,” officially announces spring. Springtime and baseball seem to go together, as if God created springtime just for the national pastime.
 
What did the bugs do before I came? (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 24 2014Views/Reads: 570/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
So many things in this world bug me, but I have something greater to look forward to, a place called heaven.
 
No known cure for the Yakety-Yak syndrome (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 21 2013Views/Reads: 1166/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have come to a somber conclusion; more people talk than listen, which is why the world is in the state it is in. I call it the Yakety-Yak syndrome of which there is no known cure.
 
Knowing what you want — just a plain cup of coffee, please! (standard:Inspirational stories, 912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 29 2012Views/Reads: 1033/529Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Through the years, I have discovered two important facets of husbandship that has stood me in good stead for many years: a vigorous nod of the head and a rhapsodic “Yes, dear.” Flowers don’t hurt either.
 
Cashing in on a cashless society (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 13 2012Views/Reads: 806/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am the kind of person that likes to do business with cash on the barrelhead. I do not like credit because it has a way of biting you in the end. When you have a credit card, there are fees to beat the band. I do have a credit card but I have it hidden s
 
Please, don't call me "Sweetie" (standard:humor, 915 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 05 2011Views/Reads: 1127/559Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The past several weeks I have been trying to keep my curmudgeon levels to a minimum. It has been a struggle but I am happy to report I have been making fantastic progress. That is until the other day.
 
Things my father never told me (standard:Inspirational stories, 917 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 12 2010Views/Reads: 1279/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This is my first Father's Day to celebrate without my father. Earlier this year he passed away after a long battle with heart and lung disease. It will be a rather somber day for me this year, but I carry in my heart all those things we shared while he wa
 
One hand short of a handyman (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 07 2010Views/Reads: 1105/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Anybody who would casually investigate the background of Yours Truly would undeniably discover that I have no charges pending accusing me of being a handyman. In fact, quite the reverse would be revealed. I do not apologize for this deficit in my characte
 
Pigs can fly, but not with me (standard:Inspirational stories, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 14 2012Views/Reads: 1110/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is time for good old Uncle George to pay up. For years, at least as long as I can remember, he always eluded everything by saying, "I'll do that when pigs fly." Or, "I'll give you $100 for that when pigs fly." My favorite might be,
 
Whatever happened to old-fashioned spankings? (standard:Inspirational stories, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 08 2012Views/Reads: 4162/1010Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Sometimes watching the news on television gets rather disparaging. Now that we have 24/7 news, not only can we see the news any time we want to, but we can see it over and over and over again. It is particularly disheartening when there is a "slow&qu
 
Bad Breath Ain’t Always That Bad (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 02 2016Views/Reads: 223/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am always super sensitive about my breath. I try to take care of it, but at times, I’m a little bit off schedule. I really do not know when my breath is really bad. For me, I only know my breath is bad when the person standing in front of me passes o
 
I’m not broke, I'm just financially challenged (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 11 2011Views/Reads: 1069/511Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
As I was listening to the president give his speech on the country's economy last week I was simultaneously trying to balance my checkbook. Math was never my strong suit. In fact, when it comes to math, I do not wear a suit at all. I would wear my birthda
 
Be careful what you wish for (standard:Inspirational stories, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 30 2010Views/Reads: 1221/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A song has been going through my head lately and I just cannot seem to get it out. You know how it is, you hear a song in the morning and it buzzes in your head all day long, no matter what you try to do.
 
What holiday does a holiday tree celebrate? (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 02 2012Views/Reads: 935/477Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I will confess right up front to a certain degree of confusion. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will corroborate this confession. So many things confuse me; I am not sure where to begin, and once I begin, where in the world will it stop?
 
Nobody Is As Good As Their Selfie (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 19 2014Views/Reads: 612/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I must confess I am not up to date with the latest technical gizmos. So much technology is around today that I believe most people have really lost their identity. I do not think they will soon recover.
 
Vote for me, I create lots of jobs (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 23 2012Views/Reads: 834/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have always thought about what it would be like to be wealthy. Unless I win the lottery somewhere, of which I never play, the opportunity for me to become wealthy is absolutely remote. I have a better chance of being elected President of the United Stat
 
How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day (standard:Inspirational stories, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 18 2012Views/Reads: 1057/513Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Speaking of good days, and who isn't these days, I am looking forward to two in a row. I know it may be wishful thinking on my part, but a person has to do something with his time.
 
The many excuses of a man in his midlife crisis (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 23 2010Views/Reads: 1365/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Sometimes it is best to err on the side of caution. This, however, has not always been my practice down through the years. In fact, I am not very good when it comes to practicing anything, just ask the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage.
 
The Summer in my Rear View Mirror (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 08 2009Views/Reads: 1272/574Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I awoke last Tuesday with a strange feeling I had missed something. Not only that, but I was shivering like a polar bear without his pajamas. I knew something was wrong but to put my finger on it was just too early in the morning for me. I like starting m
 
Pass the Pumpkin Pie, Please (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 15 2009Views/Reads: 1498/646Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Another Thanksgiving dinner has been successfully tucked under my belt forcing me to let out another two notches. This I am most happy to do. In a couple of years, I might, out of necessity, have to purchase a larger belt.
 
To choose or not to choose, that is the Thanksgiving quandary (standard:humor, 918 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 22 2009Views/Reads: 1173/606Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The door to my office exploded as hundreds, at least it seemed that many to me, of children surrounded my desk. My defenses were down and the merry mob held me captive. Wisely, I decided to surrender and throw myself on the mercy of the gang.
 
My barbershop quandary (standard:horror, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 30 2009Views/Reads: 1365/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When someone looks at me, they might be tempted to assume that my relationship with my barber is a cordial one. This, however, would be a great error in assumption. I have not always harbored such ambivalent feelings towards my barber, but things have cha
 
Behold, the Christmas Grinch cometh (standard:Inspirational stories, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 07 2009Views/Reads: 1196/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I never have to look at the calendar to know when the Christmas holiday season is approaching. As soon as I lay down my fork on Thanksgiving Day, the battle drums begin to roll. Somebody, who apparently does not have much of a life, takes a pot shot at th
 
My Wing-Ding-A-Do at the Wing House (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 22 2012Views/Reads: 890/530Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is not that ignorance is so bad; it is just so inconvenient. Case in point. A while back, I found in the mail coupons for two free nights in Daytona Beach.
 
All I want for Christmas is to be left alone! (standard:Inspirational stories, 948 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 13 2009Views/Reads: 1236/570Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
We had just finished our morning coffee for the morning and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage looked at me and said, "Let's go Christmas shopping." This little piece of news ruined my meticulously worked out plans of doing nothing for th
 
The nightmare after Christmas (standard:Inspirational stories, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 20 2009Views/Reads: 1383/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Technically, Christmas is over... all over our living room floor, that is. Piles of wrapping paper in this corner and empty boxes in that corner and colorful ribbons from here to there, all evidence that Christmas must have been a success this year.
 
Items not on my New Year's resolution list (standard:Inspirational stories, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 27 2009Views/Reads: 1553/664Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is typical this time of year to prepare a list of resolutions for the coming year. I believe this goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden when Adam said to Eve, "I think I'll turn over a new leaf this year." And so the tradition has come
 
Shivering me time away (standard:Inspirational stories, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 10 2010Views/Reads: 1221/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am not quite sure what has happened but some place has frozen over. And, for that matter, somebody is ice-skating in you know where.
 
Springing into a new season (standard:humor, 912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 22 2010Views/Reads: 1124/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Finally, the long anticipated Spring has arrived. And not too soon, if you want my opinion on the subject. This past winter has been the longest winter I have ever had to endure. I have shivered more this winter than all the winters proceeding. That is, i
 
Good intentions are only as good as the intender (standard:Inspirational stories, 960 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 16 2010Views/Reads: 2801/999Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
If awards were given to people who have the best of intentions, I would be working on my acceptance speech right now. However, I know that intentions are only as good as the one who crafts the intention.
 
Germed and frightfully dangerous (standard:Inspirational stories, 913 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 18 2010Views/Reads: 1095/587Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Living in the Sunshine state of Florida and seeing snow accumulating on the ground is the closest thing to blasphemy I know. Everybody knows it does not snow in Florida.
 
The end of all nonsense and other practical jokes (standard:Inspirational stories, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 24 2010Views/Reads: 1097/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When it comes to practical jokes, Yours Truly is always on the ready. Throughout my earthly passage, I have perpetuated my share of practical jokes. I will not enumerate them here, the simple reason being, I might want to bring one out of retirement.
 
The mysterious wizardry of gadgetry (standard:Inspirational stories, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 09 2010Views/Reads: 1118/667Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When it comes to gadgets just call me Mr. How-in-the-World-Does-This-Work. I fully understand that our world runs on gadgets. According to some, we owe a great deal to the gadgets of this world whatever they may be. I just hope my credit is good.
 
God's greatest creation (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 02 2010Views/Reads: 4994/542Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am one of those who believe God created everything. I take the book of Genesis by faith, and rest on the character of God. I simply believe the Bible and have never found it to be wrong on anything significant.
 
Mother Nature’s cold shoulder revenge (standard:Inspirational stories, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 07 2010Views/Reads: 1366/612Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
As far as I can remember, I have never been out of sorts with good ole Mother Nature. I have had, however, some issues with Father Time. I wish, for example, he would take a vacation. Really, all that marching on must be quite tiresome.
 
Why childhood is better the second time around (standard:Inspirational stories, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 14 2010Views/Reads: 1249/646Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This week the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly had the privilege of attending our youngest granddaughter's second birthday party. I wanted to go to her third birthday party but she was not old enough yet. So, I will have to wait another
 
Please accept my apology (standard:Inspirational stories, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 22 2010Views/Reads: 1459/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Once again, we, the American consumer, have been treated to a celebrity apology. I am not sure what we have done to be treated to such highfalutin entertainment. If I could find out, I would immediately stop doing whatever it is I was doing.
 
The Buck stops here and other political gibberish (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 01 2010Views/Reads: 1105/585Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When it comes to gibberish, nobody appreciates it more than Yours Truly. If the truth were fully known, and let's hope it isn't, I have engaged in more than my share of gibberish.
 
Is time a friend or an enemy? (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 15 2012Views/Reads: 1036/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me were locked in a hopeless Mexican standoff. She was effectively arguing her side of the issue and I was, well, let's say I was not agreeing. I will not say who won, just that it wasn't me.
 
It is all in the celebration of contradiction (standard:humor, 918 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 28 2010Views/Reads: 1106/507Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I was enjoying an early morning on the back porch with a steaming hot cup of coffee and celebrating the new day. After all, the winter was far behind me and Spring has sprung, finally. I was enjoying the early morning when the Gracious Mistress of the Par
 
To rob or to be robbed, that is the question (standard:Inspirational stories, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 18 2010Views/Reads: 1152/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Many questions in life simply do not deserve the time it takes to answering them. And herein lies the greatest wisdom of all humanity. Figuring out which questions you should answer and which ones you should just let go by the wayside.
 
Where have all the men in white hats gone? (standard:Inspirational stories, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 04 2010Views/Reads: 1112/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When I was growing up you could always tell who the good men were by the white hats they wore. Bad men always wore black hats. That made it rather convenient for those of us who were watching so we knew who would be winning at the end. When you were in tr
 
Christmas fruitcake always gets a bad rap (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 11 2011Views/Reads: 1284/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Many reasons exist why a person should love and embrace the Christmas season. I hear of those who attack the Christmas season and I take no notice to them at all. The thing that keeps buffoons energized is attention paid to them. If they were really serio
 
King of my castle for a day (standard:Inspirational stories, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 11 2010Views/Reads: 1207/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Not too many things catch me by surprise, although quite a few people have caught me napping. Such was the case this past week. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage caught me somewhat by surprise, which is really no surprise to anyone who knows me.
 
When you come to the end of the trail (standard:Inspirational stories, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 25 2010Views/Reads: 1029/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I was working so hard the other day on a project that I actually finished it three hours ahead of schedule. Then, I did not know what to do. I had so psyched myself all up spending the entire day on this special project that when I was finished with it I
 
Be careful little eyes where you stare (standard:Inspirational stories, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 07 2012Views/Reads: 1063/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Whenever I am out in public, I try conducting myself with the greatest of care knowing that people are watching. The thing that bothers me the most is that many people have never mastered the fine art of how to dress in public.
 
There’s something about a lazy summer afternoon (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 11 2010Views/Reads: 1098/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The past week was an unusually quiet week around the parsonage. It enabled me to do something that I have wanted to do all summer long. Nothing. I am not bragging or anything, but I can do nothing right up there with the best of them.
 
So you think you can pray (standard:Editorials, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 25 2010Views/Reads: 1221/551Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I had just snuggled down into my easy chair for an evening of reading and relaxation. I was reading a book I had just purchased and was quite anxious to get into it. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was dutifully going through the daily newspaper. S
 
As summers go, this one is going (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 01 2010Views/Reads: 1374/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
During my high school career I was no thespian, however, I could act the fool when called upon. My friend was the thespian and starred in our senior high school play, "Finian's Rainbow." One of the musical numbers was, "When I'm not near th
 
If the whole world were an Apple fritter who would need heaven? (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 08 2010Views/Reads: 1191/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When a person has reached the ripe old age I have reached there are precious few pleasures left. Actually, there are many pleasures left but no energy to pursue them and if I happen to catch a pleasure, I can't remember what in the world I'm supposed to d
 
When all is said and done, I’m still confused (standard:Inspirational stories, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 15 2010Views/Reads: 1150/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Some of my best friends, on occasion, have hinted the suggestion that it is highly possible that I might be paranoid. When this idea was first floated, I smiled because I had no idea what it meant. Now that I know what it means it has given me pause to co
 
For whom the school bells toll (standard:Inspirational stories, 914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 23 2010Views/Reads: 1116/645Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
On Monday last there was a confusing cacophony swirling all around me. Usually, I'm not one to give vent to the noises around me but this was a little different. I like to pick sides but this time I'm not sure who to root for. Perhaps you can understand t
 
Can I get an "Amen" for that? (standard:Inspirational stories, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 29 2010Views/Reads: 1170/627Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I must admit that I am not always right. Of course, I did not understand these dynamics until after entering the world of marital bliss. Although I may not always be right, I'm willing to "fess up" to it when somebody graciously points this out
 
Has anyone seen my Castle lately? (standard:Inspirational stories, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 05 2010Views/Reads: 1030/603Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
As of late, I have been fighting an insufferable barrage of intruders into that area commonly referred to as, "My Castle." Normally I'm not a pessimist, but I have a feeling I am losing this battle.
 
Are you ready to grumble? (standard:humor, 948 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 19 2010Views/Reads: 1149/563Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Normally (depending on which definition of normal you are using), I am not given to much grumbling. I do admit to every now and then exercising my right to complain a little, but it is not anything to write home about.
 
How Time Flies When I Am In A Hurry (standard:Inspirational stories, 893 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 26 2010Views/Reads: 1291/570Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Have you ever noticed that when you are on vacation time goes by rapidly? According to my calculations (and I'm the first to admit I didn't do well in calculus), the average minute during vacation time is less than 20 seconds. This is one reason time goes
 
Restless in a strange pew (standard:Inspirational stories, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 02 2010Views/Reads: 1297/574Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Everybody has places where they are the most comfortable. When a person (Yours Truly) is out of their comfortable place there is a certain, what should I say, discomfort. There are two places where I am the most comfortable.
 
Home has never been sweeter (standard:Inspirational stories, 953 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 11 2010Views/Reads: 1086/537Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
If the good Lord ever intended me to travel as much as I have been traveling, I'm sure He would have given me wings. I like the idea of traveling; it is the actual traveling that gets me. The only good thing about traveling is that home looks so good from
 
It was the worst of times and it was the worster of times (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 17 2010Views/Reads: 990/557Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Whenever anybody says things can't get any worse, they usually do. No matter how bad something is, there is always a good chance it will get worse. Experience may not be my best teacher, but sometimes it's the only teacher on duty.
 
One man's trick is another man's treat (standard:humor, 917 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 24 2010Views/Reads: 1035/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Planning for a party is not my idea of unmitigated fun. And yet, this week I found myself in such a dilemma. For me, a party means fun, but planning for that party is more like work. I am not afraid of work, I'll have you know. I can sit down and stare at
 
Silence of the phones (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 31 2010Views/Reads: 966/552Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly were relaxing in the living room after our Saturday evening repast. She was reading some woman's novel while I was following the exploits of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves. Oh, t
 
Something old and something deliciously new (standard:humor, 947 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 07 2010Views/Reads: 1077/533Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Nobody hates change more than Yours Truly. I do not even like change jingling in my trouser pocket. After all, I lived long enough and have seen enough change that I do not care to see anymore. Some may accuse me of living in a rut, but it is my rut and I
 
Thanksgiving quandary: roast turkey or lame duck (standard:Inspirational stories, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 14 2010Views/Reads: 1208/513Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
My father used to tell me anything worth doing was worth doing right the first time. If you have time to do it the second time, you have time to do it right the first time.
 
Overstuffed and no one to blame (standard:Inspirational stories, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 21 2010Views/Reads: 1447/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am sitting in my overstuffed chair and if I never get up it will be a day too soon. Even if I did, I do not know what I would do. Right now, breathing is zapping me of any energy I have left. It is so bad I have to coordinate thinking between breathing.
 
Just because it's free doesn't mean it's free (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 26 2012Views/Reads: 908/499Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Whenever somebody mentions the word "free" in my presence my right eye turns a vivid jaundice. It is not that I have anything against the word free; just the person who is trying to use it to gain some kind of an advantage over me. I know anybod
 
A post Thanksgiving wishbone (standard:Inspirational stories, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 28 2010Views/Reads: 1018/557Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Now that Thanksgiving is over, I am able to sit back and recoup from the activity. I'm not sure about anybody else, but a holiday such as Thanksgiving takes a lot out of me. Of course, it puts a lot in me, but that's another story.
 
Some things are just personal (standard:Inspirational stories, 948 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 04 2010Views/Reads: 968/547Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I will grant I have a few eccentricities. But, let me make this perfectly clear, far fewer than the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has avowed through the years. Listening to her, a person might come to believe my eccentricities are without limit. This
 
The Christmasfication of our home (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 11 2010Views/Reads: 1135/681Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Our home, like every other home this time of year, bears the decorations of the Christmas season. This is all thanks to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. My assigned role in the whole Christmas affair was to keep out of her way. And, out of her way,
 
The amazing grace of "do-over," the art of second chance (standard:Inspirational stories, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 02 2011Views/Reads: 1160/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
If anybody believes in "do-over," it is Yours Truly. This stems back to my pre-adult days littered with carefreeness and fun of all sizes and shapes. At that time, my whole life revolved around games. I was part of that unfortunate generation th
 
Everything old is getting older still (standard:humor, 962 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 09 2011Views/Reads: 1106/597Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A friend of mine has a saying, "I'm going to get as old as I possibly can get." From what I can tell, he has. I must agree with his sentiment. Of course, the alternative is… well you know. Another friend of mine likes to tell me, "Brother,
 
It was an Apple fritter kind of week (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 30 2011Views/Reads: 1037/538Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Have you ever had a week where everything went exactly as planned? Neither have I. Every week I start out believing this week is going to be different from all the other weeks of my life. This week everything is going to turn out the way I planned. If thi
 
Beware the idleness of March (standard:Inspirational stories, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 26 2011Views/Reads: 1055/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I find it hard to believe March is here already. There was January with nothing much to do and then February with too much to do, now what do we do with March?
 
The Girl Scout cookie conspiracy (standard:Inspirational stories, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 05 2011Views/Reads: 984/482Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am not a great believer in conspiracies. I do not believe Bigfoot really exists except in the strained imaginations of some people. Some want to believe in Bigfoot, and some need to believe in Bigfoot. I'm not one of them.
 
Local Church Appreciation Day announced for Sunday (standard:Inspirational stories, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 05 2012Views/Reads: 938/463Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is funny where you pick up an idea. I know I was not born with a truck full of ideas like some people. Take, for example, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She has more ideas than you can shake a stick at, and believe me; I have shaken many a sti
 
How to make up for lost time (standard:humor, 914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 13 2011Views/Reads: 1085/527Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Have you ever had the feeling that you lost something but could not quite figure out what?
 
Dealing with my recent drug problem (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 19 2011Views/Reads: 957/768Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It all began for me about four months ago. I was busy with my work when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came and interrupted me.
 
A healthy dose of medicine for the soul (standard:Inspirational stories, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 27 2011Views/Reads: 897/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A large segment of the human population takes things way too seriously for their own good. The strange anomaly is that most people laugh at the wrong thing and fail to laugh at the right thing. This serious incongruity has robbed people of a healthy attit
 
A really short history of broccoli (standard:Inspirational stories, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 04 2011Views/Reads: 977/548Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Have you ever had serious second thoughts about something? Of course, I usually have severe trouble with establishing first thoughts. But once I have finished a serious thought I like put it behind me and go on with life.
 
My yearly correspondence with good old Uncle Sam (standard:Inspirational stories, 946 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 11 2011Views/Reads: 1581/496Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
April 15th is the time of the year when American citizens can communicate with their government. I cannot testify for anyone else, but I look forward to this marvelous opportunity, and I am careful not to waste it. This year, for example, so much has happ
 
The taxing of my fragile sanity (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 24 2011Views/Reads: 1034/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I'm fine now, but such was not the case this past week. Normally, I am not given to procrastination, except when it comes to giving my money away. I am not Mr. Scrooge but I am Mr. Fugal.
 
Laying my Mother's Day cards on the table (standard:Inspirational stories, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 01 2011Views/Reads: 1231/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am not one given over to gambling unless you call life a gamble and then all bets are off. I do not even play the lottery because I would end up paying out $1,987.14 in order to win $10. I have a difficult time parting with my money because I am a Penns
 
When trouble comes a knocking, don't answer the door (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 22 2011Views/Reads: 997/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
For as long as I can remember, I have always looked forward to Monday. Throughout the years there have been very few Mondays that I have missed, although there are some Mondays I miss. After a long weekend of labor, I enjoy the slow pace that Monday bring
 
One word not in my vocabulary (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 29 2011Views/Reads: 1053/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have long been an avid reader of Webster's New World dictionary of the American language. My well-thumbed copy suggests I have done a lot of reading in it. It is the one book within easy reach of my study. Although I enjoy reading it, it does not have m
 
A father's work is never done, either (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 12 2011Views/Reads: 1076/560Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
There is an old saying that to my knowledge nobody has ever taken credit. "A man works from sun up to sun down. A mother’s work is never done." If I had said that, I would not want any credit for it either.
 
A delightful afternoon with the IRS (standard:Inspirational stories, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 19 2011Views/Reads: 1034/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I do not get as many letters as I used to do, which may be due to the Internet or to the fact that I do not have as many literate friends as I used to. I still like getting a letter, as long as it is a letter and not a bill. Bill used to write me but he w
 
On pledging my allegiance (standard:Inspirational stories, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 27 2011Views/Reads: 980/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly just finished supper and we were resting in the living room watching the TV news. Actually, my wife was watching the news while I was perusing a book. As far as I am concerned, nothing equals the rela
 
To pray or not to pray, that is the absurdity (standard:Inspirational stories, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 03 2011Views/Reads: 1041/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Recently, a high school graduate wanted to include in her baccalaureate speech a prayer for her fellow graduates. I thought it was a rather nice gesture on her part. But certain people got wind of this and a nasty roar rose to the highest heavens. Certain
 
Not guilty or innocent, that is the question (standard:Inspirational stories, 914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 10 2011Views/Reads: 1192/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A murder trial in our area that gained international attention involved a young woman accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter. She was facing four counts of murder including the death penalty. After the jury deliberated, they came back and exonerat
 
A farewell to the 50s (standard:Inspirational stories, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 17 2011Views/Reads: 1490/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Whoever said, "All good things must come to an end," knew whereof he spoke. Why is it that something really good goes by so quickly and something really bad hangs around forever, or so it seems.
 
Tiptoeing through the 60s (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 24 2011Views/Reads: 1000/547Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Now that I have safely escaped the infamous 50-something stage of life, I am carefully testing the waters before me. They look calm, but you never can be sure. Moreover, at this juncture of my life I am in no mood for taking chances.
 
Mr. Uncle Sam, don't touch my Apple Fritter (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 31 2011Views/Reads: 1606/1220Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I usually live life on an even keel. I once had an odd keel, but fortunately, I had the good sense to throw it back into the water from whence it came. I take pride in maintaining a certain sense of balance in my life. But, there are those times when all
 
Finding a cure for textaholics (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 20 2011Views/Reads: 908/481Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Recently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly upgraded our lives with cell phones. Up to this time, I just assumed the cell phone was what a prisoner used.
 
Money, sex, politics and the American way (standard:Editorials, 912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 27 2011Views/Reads: 1160/496Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I cannot speak for anybody else; in fact, I have a hard enough time speaking for myself. Thankfully, I have those who have volunteered to speak on my behalf on a variety of issues. This has been good, relieving me the necessity of expressing myself. But,
 
Where have all the heroes gone? (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 04 2011Views/Reads: 893/418Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
In celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of the most horrific events in the history of the United States one cannot help but reflect back on the past decade. We have come a long way, but I am wondering if we have gone the right way.
 
Mr. Politician, leave the middle-class alone (standard:humor, 913 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 17 2011Views/Reads: 952/476Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I'm not quite sure where the term "middle class" came from. I can never remember using it in any conversations I've ever had. In fact, the only time I hear the phrase is when some politician is speaking. From the context of the speech, I am quit
 
It's really quite a chatty world after all (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 26 2011Views/Reads: 2344/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I must be the only one in this world of ours that truly appreciates quietness. Maybe it's old-age stomping its tired old boots, but I think the world has gotten just a little bit noisier. As I got older, I thought my hearing would begin to diminish. I ass
 
Free is as free gives and I don’t like free, usually (standard:humor, 895 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 04 2012Views/Reads: 820/556Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am not the kind of person looking for a handout or anything free. When somebody offers me something free, I know there is a catch somewhere, and as long as I still have a slice of sanity in my noodle soup, nobody is going to catch me.
 
I'm having an out-of-cash experience (standard:humor, 912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 02 2011Views/Reads: 1251/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have read of people who testified to the fact that they have had an out of body experience. After meeting some of these people I can understand why they would want to abandon their body if only for a moment. My question is, why did they return? Whether
 
My grandfather and that new contraption… the telephone (standard:Inspirational stories, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 08 2011Views/Reads: 1432/487Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I was sitting in a restaurant on a Friday afternoon enjoying a leisurely repast with some friends. Somewhere in the middle of our conversation, my cell phone went off. Without even thinking about it, I reached into my shirt pocket, pulled it out and answe
 
Cultivating the fine art of casual loafing (standard:Inspirational stories, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 17 2011Views/Reads: 984/466Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Storm clouds were brewing like fresh morning coffee in the normally placid parsonage this past week. I will not say that things got out of hand, which is not to say they did not. I just will not say.
 
The illusive art of catching up (standard:Inspirational stories, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 24 2011Views/Reads: 927/482Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Is it just me, or do others have trouble catching up? Just when it looks like I am almost caught up with some project or my to-do-list, something happens setting me back a few paces. One step forward, as they say and for me 17 steps backward. Or, so it se
 
I don't mind flying it’s airports I can't stand. (standard:Inspirational stories, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 30 2011Views/Reads: 896/481Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Recently, I needed to make a trip to visit some relatives. These days, the way the economy and gas prices are it turns out to be cheaper to fly. Even though, airlines no longer serve the delicious food of which they became famous.
 
Visiting my family is a relative experience (standard:Inspirational stories, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 07 2011Views/Reads: 1224/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I was reminded recently that the only thing growing in my family tree are fruits and nuts. Personally, I am not sure if I am a fruit or a nut. Just do not ask my wife.
 
So, this is what new looks like (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 06 2013Views/Reads: 765/515Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It was just before New Year’s and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were relaxing after a busy week of toil and labor. Not paying much attention to my surroundings, I had immersed myself in a favorite book.
 
Some amazing words for the New Year (standard:Inspirational stories, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 08 2012Views/Reads: 1077/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Every year somebody, who does not really have a life, comes up with words that should not be used during the New Year. I am not sure where this started but it just goes to show that there are a whole lot of people who do not have much to do.
 
Why I love the month of December (standard:Inspirational stories, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 27 2011Views/Reads: 1207/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It was a wise person who divided the year into 12 months. I really do not know who came up with this idea but let me go on record in saying that it was a good one. Each month seems to have its own peculiar value. Some months are better than others.
 
Here we go again; the art of redundancy (standard:humor, 889 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 01 2012Views/Reads: 938/451Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Forgive me if I have said this before, but, "Happy New Year." It may be the epitome of redundancy but I have given this greeting for 60 years and I mean it as sincerely this year as I have all the years preceding.
 
Whatever happened to cute? (standard:Inspirational stories, 914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 03 2011Views/Reads: 2166/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage had commandeered the Christmas decorating operation for yet another year. I am not quite sure how she remembers when to start all of this, because the thought had not yet entered my mind.
 
Why not just be an American (standard:humor, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 02 2012Views/Reads: 828/430Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
As we celebrate another birthday of this great country, I cannot help but think back on some of our history. What a grand history we have had. I know some people are ashamed of our history and so we have revisionists rewriting American history. Neverthele
 
Merry is as merry celebrates (standard:humor, 913 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 18 2011Views/Reads: 831/889Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Although I may look a little stodgy on the outside with a few gray hairs blossoming on the top, I still know how to celebrate, and this is the time of the year to do that sort of thing. I love a good Christmas celebration.
 
If You Can't Resolve 'Em, Perfect Last Year's Mistakes (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 24 2011Views/Reads: 1074/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
An old year is fading and a new year is upon us again. Each year I go kicking and screaming into the New Year, and not because I am against change. My pants pocket is full of change.
 
In life, an “account at the bank” can be a relative thing (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 15 2012Views/Reads: 893/465Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
God does not make grandmothers like He once did. At least not like MY grandmother. Grandmother never trusted such things as banks with her money. Someone once told my grandmother, “If you would put your money in the bank, they would pay you interest.”
 
Trying to go somewhere, I ended up nowhere (standard:humor, 894 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 23 2012Views/Reads: 923/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It was one of those weeks where, if I accomplished anything that delicious slice of information has completely eluded the tiny gray cells floating in my cranium. It is not as if those little gray cells had anything else to do.
 
Giving credit where credit is due (standard:Inspirational stories, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 28 2012Views/Reads: 997/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am rather old-fashioned in some areas of my life, which I do not intend to upgrade to current standards. I do not believe in changing something unless it really needs to be changed. A crazy phobia is going around these days suggesting that if something
 
Where in my schedule did January go? (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 05 2012Views/Reads: 855/489Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I take a certain amount of well deserved, if I say so myself, pride in keeping to a well organized schedule; my to-do-list. If it is on that list, I am going to do it, regardless of the difficulty attached. The trick is to get on that list which I guard w
 
My Leap Year Quandary: Anybody Have a Day to Spare? (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 19 2012Views/Reads: 870/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
During the last political election cycle, we were promised change but I have not seen any of it, especially in my pants pocket.
 
Around the world in 90 minutes (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 11 2012Views/Reads: 943/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I was snuggling down in my easy chair with a riveting book in hand when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage shared with me an observation. "I just was thinking," she began very seriously, "that we have not taken a trip lately."
 
It's My Body; I'll Exercise It If I Have To (standard:Inspirational stories, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 18 2012Views/Reads: 1013/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Lately, I have noticed a lot of news regarding all aspects of the body. According to one report I read, this is a multibillion dollar-a-year business. I never knew my body was worth so much money. I’m tempted to sell it, or at least rent it out on a part-
 
A Grandparent’s day at the park (standard:Inspirational stories, 898 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 25 2012Views/Reads: 1213/523Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Fun is a relative quantity. One person's fun may be somebody else's drudgery and pain. I know someone, and her name shall remain anonymous, whose idea of fun is rooting through thrift stores all day long. That concept of fun has never darkened the shadowy
 
Some things seem too good to be true (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 01 2012Views/Reads: 1051/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Recently I discovered something. The more I tried to keep up with the latest trend the further behind I get. I am not a complete technical idiot, but I'm not too far off. The only thing I can say about me is that I at least try.
 
I cry at weddings, too (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 27 2012Views/Reads: 852/446Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
June is quite famous for the variety of nuptial activities. I am not sure exactly why June is the month of choice for these couples; I just go along with the flow. Consequently, through the years, I have officiated at many weddings during the month of Jun
 
Snake, rattle and roll in the aisles (standard:other, 899 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 02 2012Views/Reads: 1113/548Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I would agree with the idea that religion comes in all shapes, sizes and temperaments. It is quite obvious that sanity is not a prerequisite of religion. If it were, most religions would go out of business within the 30-day money back guarantee period.
 
It's not my father's world anymore (standard:humor, 913 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 11 2012Views/Reads: 833/433Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Celebrating another Father's Day without my father I cannot help thinking how much has changed since he died. If he were to return today, he would find things quite different.
 
A Midsummer's day nightmare (standard:humor, 899 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 12 2012Views/Reads: 867/468Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am not sure who invented summer vacation but I think they deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. Every year is worth the intense strain when there is a summer vacation to look forward to.
 
Whatever Happened to the Simple Things in Life? (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 20 2012Views/Reads: 1004/405Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Just when you think life can't get more complicated, it does. Personally, I work very hard trying to keep my life as simple as possible. And I must say I do not get very much help on this part, especially from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Her i
 
Solving the Mystery of Picking a President (standard:humor, 899 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 26 2012Views/Reads: 893/510Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were casually sitting on the back porch enjoying our evening coffee together. Suddenly, the conversation turned to things political. This does not happen very often so at the moment I was a little surprised by
 
My humble effort at stimulating the economy (standard:Inspirational stories, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 03 2012Views/Reads: 1376/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
All we hear these days are complaining about the economy and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. Politicians talk about it all the time and yet do nothing creative in the area of improving our economy.
 
Preparation and execution of my income tax return (standard:humor, 915 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 11 2015Views/Reads: 382/320Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Some people think they can write their own ticket when it comes to God, forgetting God has established rules and regulations that apply to everyone.
 
Who says the IRS is a Meany? (standard:Inspirational stories, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 10 2012Views/Reads: 1732/552Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I often hear derogatory remarks directed towards the IRS. I must admit that many of these critical remarks originated with me. Not that I do not like my good old Uncle Sam, it is that he is a little demanding When it comes to tax time.
 
The umpire wore shorts (standard:humor, 914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 16 2012Views/Reads: 853/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Okay, right up front I want to confess that I am an old fogey. In my defense, as if I needed one, I was born an old fogey. I have what may be called old-fogeyitis, a rare psychological disorder only affecting people born of woman.
 
Would someone please call “timeout?” (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 23 2012Views/Reads: 1000/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I just realized that summer is now over. Where in the world did it go?
 
My Final Last Words, Finally, Well Almost (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 29 2012Views/Reads: 967/544Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
If I heard it once, I have heard it a million times and this week was no exception. In fact, the words carelessly tumble from my lips on many occasions, some of which have been perilously near the conclusion of my sermons. Most preachers never conclude th
 
“Early to bed and early to rise,” hasn’t really worked for me (standard:humor, 917 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 07 2012Views/Reads: 3892/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
My father was not what you would call a literate person. Apart from the Bible, he did not read much of anything else on a regular basis. I can remember as a young person him quoting a great American patriot, Benjamin Franklin. The only quote he knew of th
 
Be Sure, Your Sin Will Find You Out (standard:Inspirational stories, 926 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 21 2012Views/Reads: 1010/558Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It happened to me again this past week for the umpteenth time. The last time it happened, I promised myself it would never happen again, as long as I lived. So much for my promises, or maybe I died.
 
Get me to the airport on time (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 28 2012Views/Reads: 757/469Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I was off to the airport on another trip. I started out early, arrived at the airport on time but when I arrived the plane had canceled and I had to apply for another plane. The next plane headed for my destination was about two hours away. This would in
 
Thou pollest too much, methinks (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 11 2012Views/Reads: 729/455Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Now that we have gotten past the recent elections, we can get back to life as normal. Of course, I am not sure what “normal” really means. One man’s “normal” is another man’s “over the cliff.”
 
The great Thanksgiving con (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 17 2012Views/Reads: 829/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Let me make it clear right up front that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I admit I am not too fond of many holidays. Can a week go by without some holiday that shuts down everybody?
 
I’ll have a “red” Christmas, thank you. (standard:humor, 895 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 09 2012Views/Reads: 749/490Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The Christmas holiday season is always ablaze with beautiful colors. I find it hard to be gloomy or grumpy this time of the year. I must confess, not everybody belongs to this “Holiday Cheer Club.” It is an exclusive club but open to anybody who is tired
 
So, this is how the world ends (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 16 2012Views/Reads: 1055/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Since the election, there has been a lot of jibber-jabber by the kings and queens of jibber-jabber about some financial cliff we are facing. I have no idea what they are talking about, and I have a suspicion they do not either, but if I am to guess I woul
 
‘Tis the Season to be Broke (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 22 2012Views/Reads: 798/454Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
For the last several hours, I have been slouching in my easy chair basking in the soothing aura of the season. I have not moved in several hours, and it probably will be several more hours before I even think of moving.
 
Let’s do it all over again (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 31 2012Views/Reads: 791/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The fact we actually survived another year is a tribute to somebody’s tenacity; I am not sure whose. I know the only thing that got me through the year was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and boy is she graciously tenacious. I was sure everything w
 
As things now stand, I think I’ll sit down (standard:Inspirational stories, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 28 2013Views/Reads: 867/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
One thing about me that has not changed all these years is that I refuse to waste my time on anything not important. There is too much to do in this world to waste time on unimportant things.
 
How to have your cake and eat it too (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 05 2013Views/Reads: 903/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Somebody came up with the idea that you cannot have your cake and eat it too. I am not sure where that came from, and I am not exactly sure what it means. If I cannot eat my cake, whose cake can I eat?
 
Excuse me, but I just gotta be me (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 10 2013Views/Reads: 765/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I refuse to answer for anybody else because it is a full-time job trying to answer for myself. I must confess though, I sometimes cannot give a good answer for myself. I can give an answer, but not a good one, and when it comes to answers, the Gracious Mi
 
The proper etiquette for eating an ice cream sundae (standard:Inspirational stories, 899 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 17 2013Views/Reads: 995/465Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Not everybody realizes how important it is to follow protocol. Many Philistines in our society do things so haphazardly that it is a real affront to those of us who know better. There should be a law forbidding such perfunctory behavior. We have a law for
 
Will the Easter bunny just hop away… Please! (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 24 2013Views/Reads: 749/521Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am what many people refer to as a purist. Many do not understand or know what a purist is so let me explain.
 
I’ve got Easter on my mind (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 01 2013Views/Reads: 806/442Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am not one to boast, at least not about myself unless someone is listening, but I do give some time to exercising the little gray cells in my mind. Many people, no names given, spend most of their time yapping while people like me spend their time nappi
 
We never needed armed guards, we had Mrs. Ammon (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 07 2013Views/Reads: 772/480Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were watching television listening to a news report and I simply broke out into laughter.
 
Grouchy Is as Grouchy Growls (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 14 2013Views/Reads: 840/523Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Did you ever have a day when everything went so well that you could not believe you were awake? I have dreams of times when everything goes perfect. Then, I awake to the reality of the world around me. I guess everybody dreams of at least one perfect day.
 
Why can’t we just have fun? (standard:humor, 895 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 28 2013Views/Reads: 789/498Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Some are so caught up in the vanity and vexations of life that they never know what it is like to just enjoy life. Why can’t we just have a little bit of fun?
 
Now that’s news I can really use (standard:humor, 899 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 13 2013Views/Reads: 780/571Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have a terrible confession to get off my chest. It is a secret I have tried to hide from family and friends for years. Up to this point, I have been fairly successful in hiding this but I believe the time has come to clear the air.
 
And I thought I was confused! (standard:Inspirational stories, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 19 2013Views/Reads: 920/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have concluded that life, as it stands out in the public arena, is a very confusing thing. As I watched the news and see scandal after scandal unfold and people trying to dance around the facts so that they come out looking good, I am reminded of how th
 
The many excuses of a man in midlife crisis (standard:Inspirational stories, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 27 2013Views/Reads: 951/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Sometimes it is best to err on the side of caution. This, however, has not always been my modus operandi down through the years. In fact, I am not very good when it comes to practicing anything, just ask the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage.
 
I was tricked and I thought I was trick proof (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 02 2013Views/Reads: 811/502Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I was minding my own business last week, which is the only business I am concerned about, when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage posed a question.
 
Trying to keep my sanity in a politically correct world (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 08 2013Views/Reads: 732/473Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
All through my life, I have been awkward when talking to someone of the opposite gender. I had thought by the time I got to this stage of life, post-young, I would have left a lot of this behind. Just when I think I have a good handle on this situation, s
 
Apple fritter: the fruit of my choice (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 14 2013Views/Reads: 919/477Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Our country, so it seems, runs on choice. The more choices we have the better we like it. Most people in America pride themselves on the ability to make their own choices.
 
Rumors of being stranded in the Philippines are highly exaggerated (standard:humor, 897 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 04 2013Views/Reads: 883/380Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It was my birthday and I decided to celebrate it as low-key as possible. I am at that stage in life where I really do not need presents from anybody reminding me of how old I really am. I know every present represents an obligatory return on the gesture a
 
Some Mysteries Are Tough To Solve (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 26 2013Views/Reads: 2643/353Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
For my wife's birthday (I am not allowed to mention which one) I surprised her with round trip tickets to her family reunion in upper New York State. Out of courtesy to her, I elected not to include myself in her little vacation. After all, it is her fami
 
I wish we’d all be California foils (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 01 2013Views/Reads: 2634/426Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It was my pleasure to take my first trip to California. I heard many rumors about California and particularly the people there.
 
How fast the shades of summer have faded (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 22 2013Views/Reads: 2722/425Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Am I getting old or his time passing faster than it used to? It seems I just settle down to do something and before I know it, it is over.
 
The summer in my rearview mirror (standard:humor, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 29 2013Views/Reads: 773/568Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I awoke last Tuesday with a strange feeling I had missed something. Not only that, but I was shivering like a polar bear without his pajamas. I knew something was wrong but to put my finger on it was just too early in the morning for me. I like starting m
 
Is it a fragrance or a stench? (standard:humor, 899 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 13 2013Views/Reads: 736/461Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It does not matter how good I smell on the outside if there is stench on the inside. I want to focus on my inside and make it as fresh as possible. That is the fragrance God smells.
 
Does God Expect Me to Pray For Broccoli (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 02 2013Views/Reads: 788/384Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
No prayer is worth praying if it is prayed outside of that righteous zone.
 
It Was a Charles Dickens Kind of Year (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 01 2013Views/Reads: 1369/369Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
While many people are out on a shopping spree to liquidate any cash reserves they might have left, I am taking this time to do a little bit of reflection.
 
A Grandfather’s Stand on the Father Christmas Hullabaloo (standard:humor, 868 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 22 2013Views/Reads: 1617/372Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Normally, I am a mild-mannered person and just to be on the safe side, I stay out of telephone booths. You cannot be too careful, if you know what I mean.
 
To judge or not to judge that is the dilemma (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 28 2013Views/Reads: 1597/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have read my Bible over one hundred times throughout my life and I have learned one basic truth that goes along with this. True love always judges without being judgmental.
 
Cold is as cold feels and I don’t like feeling cold (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 05 2014Views/Reads: 1631/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I was sitting on the back porch sipping an ice-cold tea with a splash of lemon when I received a text from a relative up north. I was enjoying a pleasant afternoon basking in the winter sun of Florida.
 
Okay, now I remember (standard:Inspirational stories, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 12 2014Views/Reads: 765/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Memory is a beautiful thing, that is, when it is working. I must confess there are many times in which my memory is on some kind of a vacation.
 
How to Deal with Mother Nature’s Cold Shoulder (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 26 2014Views/Reads: 5767/356Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have a little confession to make. I do not often make public confessions, but confession is good for the soul. My confession, however, has nothing whatsoever to do with my soul. Simply put, I am cold to the bone!
 
What comes after that kiss? (standard:Inspirational stories, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 09 2014Views/Reads: 8296/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Quite a few, if not most put a whole lot of credence into a kiss. Much can be argued in favor of this philosophy, but not from me.
 
Me Tarzan, you Insane! (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 17 2014Views/Reads: 3297/295Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Has there ever been a time when there was more chest pounding than today? It is a rare day in May when I get to the point of absolute frustration. These chest pounders do it for me all the time.
 
To be PC or not to be PC, that is the confusion (standard:humor, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 09 2014Views/Reads: 9135/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have long ago given up trying to keep up with the Joneses, and not just because they have moved away. I have a hard enough time trying to keep up with myself, let alone trying to figure out what somebody else is doing so I can top them at it.
 
Why I am happy to pay my taxes and other mendacities (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 06 2014Views/Reads: 1254/339Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Last week I was getting along just fine. Things were being accomplished and I was rather enjoying myself. Dutifully, I was checking off item after item on my "to-do-list." I love it when a plan comes together. However, at the top of my exuberanc
 
A pedicure that cured all my pet peeves (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 13 2014Views/Reads: 1242/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Sometimes a proud spirit gets in the way of healthy living. When I think too much of myself I have too much of myself to think of.
 
I am on a roll so don’t rock my boat (standard:humor, 945 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 20 2014Views/Reads: 1006/330Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything went exactly as planned? Well, neither have I, except for last week. I do not know what was going on last week, all I know is everything went according to plan. My plan, that is. I was on a roll.
 
And then it was May (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 27 2014Views/Reads: 531/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Time is a commodity either you spend it or lose it. The bad part is once you lose it you can never get it back. Enjoy today, it’s the only today you have.
 
My Mother's Day card quandary (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 04 2014Views/Reads: 560/286Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Another year has gone by and I find myself facing the same quandary I faced last year. I was hoping somehow this year would be different, but, alas, it is not. Many people complain about how fast things are changing, I complain about those things that do
 
Why mothers would make good politicians (standard:Inspirational stories, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 11 2014Views/Reads: 612/308Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
In looking forward to Mother's Day, I could not help but think about the mess our country is in right now. Not that messes remind me of mothers in particular, but honesty compels me to admit they are good at cleaning up messes. And, the messes they cleanu
 
Why did God give us coffee (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 17 2014Views/Reads: 561/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I really do not know why God gave us coffee, but I do know God's character is of such a nature that it never diminishes His ability to bless me each day.
 
Just don’t call me on Monday! (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 25 2014Views/Reads: 535/299Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Those who know me would agree that I am cool, calm, and collected, although not in that order. It takes quite a bit to razzle me and get me out of sync with my inner harmony. No matter what happens, I can always find something to amuse me and to laugh it
 
The War on Common Sense (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 01 2014Views/Reads: 565/298Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Listening to news programs, particularly the yakity-yak-my-view-is-the-only-right-view programs you might come away with the idea that there is a war on everything.
 
The switch on my behind saved time (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 08 2014Views/Reads: 550/252Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
My father was a rather reserved person. He did not have much to say except when he was talking about his hunting or fishing adventures, and to hear from him. It was always an adventure. When he got started on one of his stories, you better just sit back a
 
The Haves, the Have Nots and the Whatnots (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 22 2014Views/Reads: 582/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When it comes to politics, I am as confused as the politicians themselves. I do not like to discuss politics because I do not understand it and just as soon as you understand one opinion, everything changes and you do not know where you are at. Just as so
 
In Honor of the True Patriots (standard:humor, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 29 2014Views/Reads: 540/312Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Our problem today is that we have confused Caesar with God and no longer understand the difference. The problem is, Caesar does not have all the answers, but God does. The reign of Caesar has collapsed, but God is still on the throne, Almighty God is He.
 
Have a blessed day; now fire me if you dare! (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 06 2014Views/Reads: 496/316Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I must confess to a severe case of poverty. I never took a vow of poverty; it just seems to have worked out that way for me. I am so poor the church mice have packed their bags and moved on. If I knew where they moved to, I might join them.
 
“Let It Go, Let Go, Let It Go” (standard:humor, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 13 2014Views/Reads: 773/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This year I celebrate my 20th year as a practicing grandfather. I am not sure that after 20 years I know anything more about being a grandfather than I did before. I have not found any books written on how to be a grandfather, maybe I should write one. I
 
A Year Older but Not That Much Smarter (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 20 2014Views/Reads: 556/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
You are only young once but you can be old for a very long time. I am learning to live with it.
 
Excuse me, but I just gotta be me (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 28 2016Views/Reads: 309/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Many people say they love God and yet it is all an act. It is easy to love somebody you cannot see but hard to love a brother right in front of you.
 
It Was a Shoofly Pie Celebration Weekend (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 17 2014Views/Reads: 533/297Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Celebrating the delicacies of life enable us to survive the adversities of life.
 
A Severe Case of Yuckitis (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 30 2014Views/Reads: 537/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is hard to discipline yourself to do only those things that edify other people. That is the challenge of the Christian life.
 
The Thing I Miss the Most about Summer (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 21 2014Views/Reads: 513/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
One man’s winter is another man’s summer and the joy of life is learning to appreciate what you may not really like.
 
People, after All, Are Just People (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 28 2014Views/Reads: 497/301Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is comforting to know that people, after all, are just people and I count myself to be one of those “just people.”
 
If Everything Goes Right Something’s Wrong (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 05 2014Views/Reads: 524/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Everything does not have to go right for me to rejoice in the goodness of the Lord.
 
It’s Hard Being a Gentleman in Today’s World (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 12 2014Views/Reads: 501/295Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
My standard of behavior is not set by the people around me, but by the Word of God that is within me.
 
There Is Something to Be Said for Boredom (standard:humor, 898 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 02 2014Views/Reads: 475/341Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Boredom is something that most people do not really appreciate. It always has a negative connotation, but in the right perspective, boredom can be a reward for lots of activity.
 
A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind (standard:humor, 913 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 01 2015Views/Reads: 354/270Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
If the Lord can handle my size, I need not listen to anybody else.
 
The Longest Day of My Life (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 09 2014Views/Reads: 580/383Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When my mind is on the Lord, I don’t mind anything else in the world.
 
What It Was, Was Basketball (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 16 2014Views/Reads: 469/315Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When we step out of the world of competition and quiet ourselves a bit, we begin to appreciate the reality, especially the reality in Jesus Christ.
 
The Early Turkey Gets the Gobble (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 23 2014Views/Reads: 470/285Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Good intentions have never taken away the sting of doing something wrong, especially when you are caught.
 
Naughty Is As Naughty Does (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 13 2014Views/Reads: 470/276Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is not naughty unless someone connected with my wife sees me. Because I firmly believe, one person’s naughty is another person’s apple fritter. No names revealed.
 
Do Christmas Temptations Really Count? (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 21 2014Views/Reads: 468/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Temptations never count unless for some reason I yield to the temptation.
 
What It Was, Was Fruitcake (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 28 2014Views/Reads: 442/318Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The period between November 1 and January 1 happens to be my favorite time frame. Oh yes, there is the idea of Christmas and Christmas presents and all of that. I certainly enjoy Christmas with my family and friends.
 
Everything New Gets Old Too Soon (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 04 2015Views/Reads: 424/311Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I can’t be young again but I can enjoy what God has put in front of me today.
 
Whatever Happened to an Old-Fashioned Handshake? (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 11 2015Views/Reads: 421/300Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I must confess I do have some old-fashioned biases. I would be the first to admit I’m not up to date on the latest fad or trend.
 
I’m Totally Tired With El Negativity (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 07 2015Views/Reads: 458/262Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I know can we cannot be 100% positive, but I think we should focus a little more on the positive and really enjoy the rest God has for us.
 
For Sale: One Lying Bathroom Mirror (standard:humor, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 25 2015Views/Reads: 449/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
If someone would like a mirror that insists on telling the truth, I have one for sale.
 
Don't Mess with My Peanut Butter (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 01 2015Views/Reads: 435/348Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
God has a marvelous way of taking our attention away from the trials of this world and feast our thoughts on Him.
 
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (standard:humor, 912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 15 2015Views/Reads: 382/306Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This year I celebrate another birthday. I hate to say it, but this is getting rather monotonous. Every year I celebrate my birthday. Of course, when the year comes around with no birthday to celebrate everybody will know what has happened.
 
The Squirrel and Birds Controversy (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 11 2016Views/Reads: 211/60Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I know some controversies cannot be settled, but I think a good relationship deserves coming to some point of agreement.
 
Any Day without snow is a good day (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 22 2015Views/Reads: 405/312Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Most of the people who believe in global warming do not believe in God. Those of us who do believe in God, however, rest in the truth that this world belongs to Him and He is going to take right good care of it.
 
Born with a Screwdriver in My Hand (standard:humor, 894 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 01 2015Views/Reads: 417/335Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I think the biggest compliment I could ever receive or give, for that matter, is what Paul is implying here. Simply put; think before you fall.
 
How Old Is Too Old? (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 07 2015Views/Reads: 422/348Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am not old; I am just mature for my age.
 
Why Women Live Longer Than Men (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 16 2015Views/Reads: 411/301Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Perhaps the primary reason women live longer than a man is that women lie about their age. But you didn't hear it from me.
 
Another Christmas up the Chimney (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 24 2016Views/Reads: 113/36Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It hardly seems possible that another Christmas has come and gone. I think it comes quicker than it goes, but then that is just my opinion.
 
It Was Lights Out At The Old Ballgame (standard:humor, 917 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 22 2015Views/Reads: 378/277Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Sometimes, one strike and you are out.
 
What’s Wrong with Having a “Blessed” Day? (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 29 2015Views/Reads: 399/302Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
So, whoever you are, I say without any apologies whatsoever, “Have a blessed day.”
 
When Did Cute Stop Being Cute? (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 26 2015Views/Reads: 385/293Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I like to think that under all of the grimacing and scowling and wrinkles there is that cute little boy that was once me.
 
For some, Easter is a hop and a skip (standard:humor, 899 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 05 2015Views/Reads: 387/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Many people hop over the truth, skip around reality and never find the real purpose of God's intention for them.
 
Why Grin When You Can Laugh out Loud (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 19 2015Views/Reads: 377/304Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I refuse to go through life with a strained grin on my face. I choose to laugh out loud and invite the whole world to laugh with me.
 
I'd Give Her a Piece of My Mind If I Had Any to Spare (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 03 2015Views/Reads: 365/324Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am going to protect my mind and use it wisely because it is all I got.
 
‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS... (standard:humor, 912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 17 2016Views/Reads: 109/22Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Every family has those traditions and days that help define their family. I personally know some families (although I shall not divulge any names unless there is enough cash present) that are adequately defined by April 1.
 
Thank God I'm a Country Pastor (standard:humor, 913 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 10 2015Views/Reads: 404/289Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
We are in danger of losing our country life and when we do, we will lose our Country.
 
It Was Lights out at the Old Parsonage (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 23 2016Views/Reads: 210/84Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Many times, we never miss something until it is no longer available. I do not want that to happen to me concerning God’s grace and mercy in my life.
 
Those Magnificent May Flowers (standard:humor, 913 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 17 2015Views/Reads: 351/255Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The trials of life have a purpose that may not be evident at the time, but given enough time, those “April showers” will bring some of those marvelous “May flowers.”
 
I May Be Odd but One Day I’ll Get Even (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 24 2015Views/Reads: 449/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I may appear to be “acting odd,” but I am really simply just odd. I think I can rightly say that I am the “Wizard of Odd.”
 
Where Have All the Fathers Gone? (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 14 2015Views/Reads: 438/294Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Around this time of the year, my thoughts wander back to my father. He has been gone quite a spell but his memory lingers. I often wonder what he would think of what is happening in our world today if he were to come back.
 
And Then It Was Summer (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 29 2015Views/Reads: 453/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is easy to get all caught up with the activities of the world around, but it takes a lot of discipline to really “rest in the Lord.”
 
Why Can’t Summer Be Forever? (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 12 2015Views/Reads: 422/205Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Of all the seasons in the year, summer has to be my favorite. I am reminded of an uncle of mine who, when asked what his favorite piece of pie was, always said, “The one I’m eating at the time.”
 
Then the Birthday Card Arrived (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 19 2015Views/Reads: 429/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
No matter how old I get, God will always be faithful to His Word.
 
Dancing In The Summer Rain (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 02 2015Views/Reads: 487/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This is the time of the year when rain is a frequent visitor, especially in the afternoon. It is then that a person is tempted to go outside and dance in the rain. One famous singer was so caught up with a rainy afternoon that he did his famous, "Sin
 
Birthdays, anniversaries and other things I usually forget (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 16 2015Views/Reads: 423/264Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Every great marriage is based upon forgetting and remembering the right things.
 
It’s Hard Being a Fool When There’s So Much Competition (standard:humor, 913 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 06 2015Views/Reads: 390/208Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Some people deny God until they need help. Then, they call out to God. The wise man does not deny God, but pulls Him into his daily living experience.
 
If Everything Is Coming up Roses, What About All the Thorns? (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 13 2015Views/Reads: 393/204Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Just like a rose bush, life has its share of thorns. Between those thorns are roses, which make the thorns worthwhile.
 
I Really Meant to Behave Myself (standard:humor, 1816 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 19 2015Views/Reads: 386/188Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I always mean to behave myself, but often there are too many other options.
 
If Only I Would've Thought of That (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 27 2015Views/Reads: 339/196Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
If I am going to think, I want my thoughts to honor God and not be just about myself.
 
I Am so Done with Summer (standard:humor, 913 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 04 2015Views/Reads: 433/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I may be done was summer, but thankfully, God is not done with me. And what memories I have about Him.
 
I’m so Itchy I Don’t Know Where to Start Scratching (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 12 2015Views/Reads: 380/218Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Procrastination never scratches where it really itches.
 
It was the worst of times and it was the worster of times (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 19 2015Views/Reads: 358/160Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
In reality, no day is any worse than any other day.
 
Say It Ain't so, Dear (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 25 2015Views/Reads: 384/187Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I discovered that what a person thinks about reveals a lot about who they really are.
 
The Many Funny Faces of the Season (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 01 2015Views/Reads: 419/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Things look blurry now but one day we have the assurance that we will see things clearly and know things perfectly.
 
In My New Diet All I Lost Was Interest (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 15 2015Views/Reads: 344/179Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is not so much the fruit on the table as it is the fruit in my life that delights God.
 
Too Much Turkey And Not Enough Gravy (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 22 2015Views/Reads: 341/151Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Like gravy, many things we overlook and consider insignificant God uses for His glory.
 
Another Thanksgiving under My Belt (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 29 2015Views/Reads: 338/156Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
God never exaggerates His love for me, it is the same yesterday, and today and forever.
 
My Christmas “Miss-Her-Toe” Celebration (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 13 2015Views/Reads: 326/156Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Tis the season to reflect on all the work that our hands have found to do during the past year. The Christmas tree is just a symbol of working together and it is always the outcome that matters not the process.
 
The Christmasfication of our home (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 20 2015Views/Reads: 324/160Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Jesus is the Christmasfication of every home. Apart from him, Christmas is just an empty holiday.
 
A new look at the old year (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 27 2015Views/Reads: 315/139Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Sometimes it is better to suffer wrongfully for a good purpose.
 
An Old Geezer Faces Another New Year (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 02 2016Views/Reads: 331/142Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Just because something is new does not mean it is better and just because something is old does not mean it needs to be replaced. In fact, our country needs to get back to those “old paths.
 
The New Year Calls for a New Mirror (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 09 2016Views/Reads: 332/177Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is not outward appearances that are that important, but rather that I do those things that are pleasing unto the Lord.
 
There Is No Known Cure for Happy-itis (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 16 2016Views/Reads: 288/154Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
There is more to life than being happy, but not much more. Happiness comes from deep inside and flows to the outside so everybody can see it and benefit from it.
 
Now I Lay Me down to Count Sheep (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 24 2016Views/Reads: 286/126Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The more I try to do something, like sleep, the less successful I am. What I need to learn to do is to give everything over to God and trust Him.
 
Looking for Money in All the Wrong Pockets (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 31 2016Views/Reads: 268/135Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
No matter how hard you search for something, if it is not there, you will never find it. With God, it is a different story. When we truly seek Him, we always find Him.
 
Will There Be Cell Phones in Heaven? (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 07 2016Views/Reads: 279/131Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Long before cell phones were ever thought of, God had a plan for us communicating with Him. All I need is to “call upon” God and His promises that He “will deliver” me. What more does a person need?
 
For a Short Month, February is rather busy (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 20 2016Views/Reads: 247/144Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Every season has a purpose, finding that purpose is one of the great challenges of life. Celebration is a time to think about where you are and how far you have come and who shared the journey with you.
 
Tread Lightly in that Sacred Area (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 06 2016Views/Reads: 256/125Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The most sacred area is my body and if I am a Christian, belongs to God. Violating that sacred area, I am answerable to God.
 
Will the Fat Lady PLEASE sing? (standard:humor, 915 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 13 2016Views/Reads: 298/98Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
To have what Solomon calls a patient spirit, is an admirable goal, and I work on it as hard as I can but I know that my hope is not in the “political cycle” but in the Lord Jesus Christ alone.
 
It's Good Friday, but Sunday's a comin’ (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 20 2016Views/Reads: 255/137Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
As we celebrate Good Friday, a very special day, remember that its goodness comes from the following Sunday when Jesus rose victoriously over sin and the grave.
 
Acting a Fool Is a Full-Time Occupation (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 27 2016Views/Reads: 277/98Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
There are times when a person needs to be serious and then there are times when a little dab of foolery will do you. To be serious all the time can lead, according to my grandfather, to a serious nervous breakdown. Who in the world wants that!
 
Are Cows Really Holy? (standard:humor, 915 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 03 2016Views/Reads: 259/102Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
You can tell a lot about a person by the words and phrases they use. Of course, most use words and phrases they have no idea what they mean. Perhaps they heard somebody else say these words or phrases and so they incorporated them into their vocabulary, w
 
I Don’t Get Headaches, I Give Them (standard:humor, 919 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 09 2016Views/Reads: 296/106Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was complaining that she had a headache and did not know how to get rid of it. At first I thought she was referring to the other person who lived in the parsonage with her, but I soon discovered she had a headache an
 
Who's Smarter Than A Fifth-Grader? (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 17 2016Views/Reads: 242/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
As long as we have leaders who look to themselves for wisdom, our country will never go in the right direction.
 
I Lost My Mind But I Really Haven’t Missed It (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 24 2016Views/Reads: 264/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I may have lost my mind, but my real focus in life is to lose myself in the mind of Christ.
 
Laying my Mother's Day cards on the table (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 01 2016Views/Reads: 248/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Of all the thousands of Mother's Day cards I have purchased throughout the years, I must honestly confess they have all been worth it.
 
Why Mothers Would Make Good Politicians (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 08 2016Views/Reads: 199/92Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
God knew exactly what he was doing when he put together a marvelous creature we now know as Mother.
 
My Amazing Fascination with Summer (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 15 2016Views/Reads: 219/91Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
If there is a time for work, then there should be plenty of time for rest. If I don’t get my rest, how can I do the work that I have to do?
 
Ready, Set, Now Go for It (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 29 2016Views/Reads: 215/75Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am poised, and ready to face the summer with all the loafing I can experience.
 
Is Confession Really Good for the Soul? (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 05 2016Views/Reads: 230/60Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The experience of God’s wonderful forgiveness is based upon my confession.
 
Go Ahead - Make Dad's Day (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 12 2016Views/Reads: 226/99Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This year, my advice is, whatever it costs, go ahead and make dad's day. He deserves it.
 
Not Smart Enough to Be an Idiot (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 19 2016Views/Reads: 224/81Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I suppose I can’t help being an idiot, but I certainly don’t have to be a fool as Solomon describes it.
 
How Many Mondays Are There in One Week? (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 17 2016Views/Reads: 212/61Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Everybody has their definition of a perfect day, but I choose to rest in God’s definition of a perfect day.
 
Pleeeease Don’t Say You’ll Go Fight For Me, Mr. Candidate (standard:humor, 914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 31 2016Views/Reads: 203/70Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I can always count on God to fight my battles.
 
It’s Hot… And I Love It (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 21 2016Views/Reads: 189/80Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Every cloud has a silver lining, and sometimes you have to really work hard to find that silver lining.
 
How fast the shades of summer have faded (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 28 2016Views/Reads: 188/75Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Time goes by so quickly that a person hardly has enough time to really appreciate the time that they have.
 
The Vegetable War in the Parsonage (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 05 2016Views/Reads: 222/75Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
If my body is the temple of God, as the Bible declares, I need to treat it with respect and whatever I do, I need to do it to the glory of God.
 
Pardon My French, S’il Vous Plaît (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 11 2016Views/Reads: 188/69Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Having the right word and understanding it is the glory of living.
 
Thoughts, Plots and Other Dangerous Activities (standard:humor, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 18 2016Views/Reads: 194/55Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When my thoughts focus on Christ, it lifts me above my circumstances.
 
Pursuing A Course In Apple-Fritterology (standard:humor, 915 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 25 2016Views/Reads: 175/60Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
One of the joys of life when somebody is frustrating you is to return the favor.
 
Get me to the airport on time (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 09 2016Views/Reads: 205/48Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
There is no time like the present and as someone said, “This is the first day of the rest of my life.” I am going to celebrate my “Now” with all the energy I have.
 
Where Have All the Clowns Gone? (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 16 2016Views/Reads: 184/40Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Why will some people take something that other people get pleasure from and turn it into something negative? Only a corrupt mind would do this.
 
A Cup of Joe Says a Lot About Us (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 23 2016Views/Reads: 194/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I really do not know why God gave us coffee, but I do know God's character is of such a nature that it never diminishes His ability to bless me each day.
 
How Did the Devil Get My Cell Phone Number? (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 30 2016Views/Reads: 205/70Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Sometimes giving back what you get can bring you to a certain level of joy you did not have before.
 
Apart from That, I’m Doing Fine! (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 06 2016Views/Reads: 179/40Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Prayer is not meaningless gibberish, but faith-focused asking.
 
The Sound of Crickets Chirping in the Backyard (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 13 2016Views/Reads: 171/38Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Noise has become a daily experience for many people today. From morning until night, we are surrounded by noise of all kinds. People have gotten accustomed to an atmosphere of noise. For my part, I am just a little bit tired of all the noise. What would l
 
Thanksgiving quandary: roast turkey or lame duck (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 20 2016Views/Reads: 153/48Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The best way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to recognize the wonderful work God has done for our salvation, which did not come without the ultimate cost, the sacrifice of His Son. This was done once and for all.
 
The Only Contest I Really Win Each Year (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 27 2016Views/Reads: 126/38Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Between now and the end of the year our house is going to be a mad dash for the stores in preparation for Christmas. This time of the year, I lay low and try to be as invisible as possible. If I hide in the shadows of the parsonage and do not speak, I am
 
Some Things Are Just Personal (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 04 2016Views/Reads: 138/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The greatest challenge in life is to discover your purpose, and no matter how anybody else thinks about it, you stick to it and do it for the glory of God.
 
The Merrification of Christmas (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 11 2016Views/Reads: 141/32Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The key ingredient of “Merry” is rest and only Jesus can give the rest that creates a merry spirit.
 
Is The Cup Half Empty or Half Full? (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 01 2017Views/Reads: 109/33Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
In the midst of all your supposed confusion, sit back, take a deep breath and give thanks to God for his grace in accepting you as you are.
 
It's déjà vu all over again (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 08 2017Views/Reads: 98/33Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I will leave the creation of "new," to the one who knows how to make all things new.
 
Everything old is getting older still (standard:humor, 920 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 16 2017Views/Reads: 87/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I will never get too old to trust the Lord with all my heart.
 
Did Someone Just Hack My Thermometer? (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 22 2017Views/Reads: 97/32Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I do not like to complain (except on certain occasions when nobody is listening) but I am not too happy with the weather these days. I have never felt so cold before.
 
Why Did God Give Us Winter? (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 30 2017Views/Reads: 60/22Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Living in Florida my idea of winter is anytime the temperature drops below 60°. At that point, I do the shiver-me-timbers dance. You don’t want to know!
 
The Strange Myth of Multitasking (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 12 2017Views/Reads: 57/10Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have been pondering a delicate question this week. Why is it I can only do one thing at a time? If only I could do several things at a time, I could get more accomplished.
 
I’ll Do It First Thing Tomorrow (standard:humor, 912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 19 2017Views/Reads: 62/18Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
You would think being a husband as long as I have been I would have learned the fine art of negotiating with my wife. And trust me, it is an artistic creation.
 
Where in the World Does Time Go? (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 26 2017Views/Reads: 49/11Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I remember my grandfather telling me that the older you get the faster time flies. Laughing at him at the time I thought it was another of his little stories he loved telling.
 
What Time Is It, Really? (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 04 2017Views/Reads: 41/9Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Waiting on God’s time is the wisest use of our time knowing that he has all things in hand.
 
Hearing and Listening Are Not Necessarily the Same (standard:humor, 915 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 12 2017Views/Reads: 41/12Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I may be hearing what my wife is saying, but I may not be listening to what she is saying. The not listening is what really gets you into trouble.
 
Would You Like A Burp With That Hiccup? (standard:humor, 924 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 18 2017Views/Reads: 27/6Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Looking at the alarm clock by my bedside, it clearly read 2:37 a.m. The loud buzzing sound was not in my head after all. Who in the world could be calling me at this hour of the night?
 
A Suspicious Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste (standard:humor, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 25 2017Views/Reads: 19/3Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have discovered over the years several types of minds. The “open mind” which catches everything except the truth. The “analytical mind” which organizes everything to the point of sterility. The “closed mind” which you can bounce ideas and they never sti
 





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