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

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It's really quite a chatty world after all (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 26 2011Views/Reads: 2529/0Story 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
Where have all the heroes gone? (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 04 2011Views/Reads: 1067/534Story 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. Uncle Sam, don't touch my Apple Fritter (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 31 2011Views/Reads: 1768/1367Story 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
A farewell to the 50s (910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 17 2011Views/Reads: 1674/0Story 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.
Not guilty or innocent, that is the question (914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 10 2011Views/Reads: 1465/0Story 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
To pray or not to pray, that is the absurdity (906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 03 2011Views/Reads: 1268/0Story 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
On pledging my allegiance (904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 27 2011Views/Reads: 1174/0Story 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
A delightful afternoon with the IRS (909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 19 2011Views/Reads: 1209/0Story 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
The boy who wanted to be the letter Y (220 words)
Author: hayfootAdded: May 21 2011Views/Reads: 1465/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A young boy from a small village in Brazil has a dream: to be the letter Y.
Laying my Mother's Day cards on the table (903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 01 2011Views/Reads: 1403/0Story 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
My yearly correspondence with good old Uncle Sam (946 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 11 2011Views/Reads: 1756/633Story 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
A really short history of broccoli (903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 04 2011Views/Reads: 1144/677Story 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.
A healthy dose of medicine for the soul (905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 27 2011Views/Reads: 1071/0Story 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
The Girl Scout cookie conspiracy (904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 05 2011Views/Reads: 1153/597Story 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.
Beware the idleness of March (904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 26 2011Views/Reads: 1244/0Story 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?
A waitress after my own heart (956 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 20 2011Views/Reads: 1236/718Story 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
The amazing grace of "do-over," the art of second chance (903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 02 2011Views/Reads: 1335/0Story 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
The Night Before Christmas: An African Christmas Story (1378 words)
Author: osofoaddoAdded: Dec 23 2010Views/Reads: 2049/974Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A miracle at a devastated African Village on Christmas Eve
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 19 2010Views/Reads: 1295/723Story 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
Some things are just personal (948 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 05 2010Views/Reads: 1133/680Story 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
A post Thanksgiving wishbone (911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 28 2010Views/Reads: 1173/691Story 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.
Overstuffed and no one to blame (902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 21 2010Views/Reads: 1629/0Story 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.
Thanksgiving quandary: roast turkey or lame duck (910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 14 2010Views/Reads: 1398/647Story 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.
Author: azzirAdded: Nov 03 2010Views/Reads: 1392/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Everything is possible. And mine is because of the red balloon. May u enjoy reading it:)
A Mortal's Choice (663 words)
Author: azzirAdded: Nov 01 2010Views/Reads: 1102/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle-Albert Einstein” A story of how to live life to the fullest.
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