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The category Inspirational stories contains 247 stories. The last update was on Jul 21 2020.

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His Day of Jubilee. A black family at the end of the American Civil War. (2841 words)
Author: Oscar A RatAdded: Jul 21 2020Views/Reads: 37/14Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Day of Jubilee = 50 year anniversary of the end of The American Civil War.
 
Darned Recipes. (807 words)
Author: Oscar A RatAdded: Jul 21 2020Views/Reads: 35/19Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It pays to go by the book.
 
A Gambler’s Lament. Some never learn. (842 words)
Author: Oscar A RatAdded: Jul 16 2020Views/Reads: 40/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A gray nondescript auto moves in spurts -- sometimes speeding up unexpectedly as I drive through Atlantic City. I never should have wagered my company’s finances.
 
life in the arid (590 words)
Author: DhiblaweAdded: Sep 21 2014Views/Reads: 1308/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I was born and breed somewhere in the semi arid plains of horn of Africa
 
lost hopes in the dust of refugee concentration camp (597 words)
Author: DhiblaweAdded: Sep 18 2014Views/Reads: 1290/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
here is a true story about a young boy i met in one of the refugee camps in Uganda where i am apparently working with UNHCR as volunteer..he was exceedingly bright and intelligent but circumstances of life has buried him in the concentration camp......
 
Why mothers would make good politicians (903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 11 2014Views/Reads: 1315/797Story 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
 
What comes after that kiss? (908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 09 2014Views/Reads: 9153/0Story 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.
 
Okay, now I remember (906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 12 2014Views/Reads: 1540/0Story 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.
 
Financial Tip of the Week: Pay Attention (908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 17 2013Views/Reads: 3568/1076Story 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
 
The many excuses of a man in midlife crisis (903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 27 2013Views/Reads: 1767/0Story 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.
 
And I thought I was confused! (901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 19 2013Views/Reads: 1655/0Story 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 proper etiquette for eating an ice cream sundae (899 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 17 2013Views/Reads: 1773/953Story 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
 
As I was saying to myself… (904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 24 2013Views/Reads: 1705/1020Story 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
 
As brilliant schemes go, mine didn’t (903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 17 2013Views/Reads: 1926/0Story 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.
 
Beware, O, ye blasted hacker, whomsoever thou art (908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 03 2013Views/Reads: 1859/1042Story 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.
 
As things now stand, I think I’ll sit down (902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 28 2013Views/Reads: 1599/0Story 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.
 
My New Year’s diet fits me to a T-shirt (897 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 19 2013Views/Reads: 1710/0Story 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.
 
Be Sure, Your Sin Will Find You Out (926 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 21 2012Views/Reads: 1777/1082Story 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.
 
My Final Last Words, Finally, Well Almost (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 29 2012Views/Reads: 1701/1029Story 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
 
Would someone please call “timeout?” (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 24 2012Views/Reads: 1723/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I just realized that summer is now over. Where in the world did it go?
 
Who says the IRS is a Meany? (909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 10 2012Views/Reads: 2481/1055Story 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.
 
My humble effort at stimulating the economy (911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 03 2012Views/Reads: 2385/0Story 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.
 
Whatever Happened to the Simple Things in Life? (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 20 2012Views/Reads: 1691/893Story 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
 
Local Church Appreciation Day announced for Sunday (902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 05 2012Views/Reads: 1615/952Story 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
 
All I ever wanted to do was go fishing (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 22 2012Views/Reads: 1874/0Story 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."
 
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