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The category Inspirational stories contains 244 stories. The last update was on Sep 21 2014.

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How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day (902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 18 2012Views/Reads: 1377/728Story 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.
My Name Is E'willer (293 words)
Author: AnonymousAdded: Jun 11 2012Views/Reads: 1273/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
My mother named me E'willer, after a woman on my fathers side of the family called E'riller. I caught hell growing up with that crazy name. Then one day, not that long ago, I researched my name and discovered things I wished I had known growing up.
Author: azzir1Added: May 23 2012Views/Reads: 1334/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Mother knows best – an old adage I’ve been hearing since I was in preschool.
I used to believe in Leprechauns (901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 20 2012Views/Reads: 1524/0Story 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,
Knowing what you want — just a plain cup of coffee, please! (912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 29 2012Views/Reads: 1346/751Story 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.
Be careful little eyes where you stare (905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 07 2012Views/Reads: 1412/0Story 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.
Easter Tribute to Godspenman (938 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Apr 02 2012Views/Reads: 1312/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A thank you for so many inspirational stories from your pen!
A Grandparent’s day at the park (898 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 25 2012Views/Reads: 1581/750Story 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
It's My Body; I'll Exercise It If I Have To (905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 18 2012Views/Reads: 1353/0Story 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-
Around the world in 90 minutes (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 11 2012Views/Reads: 1245/0Story 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."
Keeping close tabs on my investments (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 04 2012Views/Reads: 1286/0Story 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
Giving credit where credit is due (901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 29 2012Views/Reads: 1420/0Story 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
Some amazing words for the New Year (902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 08 2012Views/Reads: 1402/0Story 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.
If You Can't Resolve 'Em, Perfect Last Year's Mistakes (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 24 2011Views/Reads: 1463/0Story 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.
Whatever happened to cute? (914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 03 2011Views/Reads: 2477/0Story 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 I love the month of December (903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 27 2011Views/Reads: 1530/0Story 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.
A Stranger and a Prayer (946 words)
Author: CL SchillingAdded: Nov 16 2011Views/Reads: 1206/764Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A short non-fiction story about a homeless man along a California railroad one night and the offering of a simple prayer.
A Son's Forgiveness and a Father's Pride (2030 words)
Author: CL SchillingAdded: Nov 16 2011Views/Reads: 1444/824Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A short non-fiction story about forgiveness, love, and family.
Give Us This Day Our Turkey . . . Again (955 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 13 2011Views/Reads: 1410/733Story 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.
You didn't know - Sam (210 words)
Author: BogeyAdded: Nov 08 2011Views/Reads: 1101/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This story is about Sam Sprague, Creative Writing Instructor,who inspire New Writers
Visiting my family is a relative experience (906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 07 2011Views/Reads: 1592/0Story 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.
I don't mind flying it’s airports I can't stand. (901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 30 2011Views/Reads: 1202/682Story 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.
The illusive art of catching up (908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 24 2011Views/Reads: 1241/710Story 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
Cultivating the fine art of casual loafing (902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 17 2011Views/Reads: 1301/677Story 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.
My grandfather and that new contraption… the telephone (910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 08 2011Views/Reads: 1792/719Story 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
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