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

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Mr. Uncle Sam, don't touch my Apple Fritter (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 31 2011Views/Reads: 1915/1454Story 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
 
Where have all the heroes gone? (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 04 2011Views/Reads: 1208/649Story 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.
 
Cultivating the fine art of casual loafing (902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 17 2011Views/Reads: 1319/687Story 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.
 
A Son's Forgiveness and a Father's Pride (2030 words)
Author: CL SchillingAdded: Nov 16 2011Views/Reads: 1459/839Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A short non-fiction story about forgiveness, love, and family.
 
Knowing what you want — just a plain cup of coffee, please! (912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 29 2012Views/Reads: 1364/763Story 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.
 
How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day (902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 18 2012Views/Reads: 1394/737Story 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.
 
Whatever happened to old-fashioned spankings? (911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 08 2012Views/Reads: 5106/1348Story 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
 
Local Church Appreciation Day announced for Sunday (902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 05 2012Views/Reads: 1273/729Story 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
 
Whatever Happened to the Simple Things in Life? (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 20 2012Views/Reads: 1344/645Story 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
 
Who says the IRS is a Meany? (909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 10 2012Views/Reads: 2113/812Story 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.
 
As I was saying to myself… (904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 24 2013Views/Reads: 1363/796Story 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
 
The proper etiquette for eating an ice cream sundae (899 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 17 2013Views/Reads: 1417/729Story 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
 
Financial Tip of the Week: Pay Attention (908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 17 2013Views/Reads: 3247/857Story 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
 
Why mothers would make good politicians (903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 11 2014Views/Reads: 977/576Story 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
 
Afishapa: Christmas In Ghana (496 words)
Author: Peter AddoAdded: Oct 30 2002Views/Reads: 2531/0Story vote: 0.00 (1 vote)
Here is another way in which Christmas is celebrated in another culture.
 
The Angels (94 words)
Author: Brent BelchamberAdded: Nov 21 2002Views/Reads: 2333/0Story vote: 0.00 (1 vote)
A true story about an amazing encounter.
 
the Kings 4 Wives (483 words)
Author: akaleeAdded: Dec 14 2002Views/Reads: 3293/0Story vote: 0.00 (1 vote)
empower the people. enter the self empowerment zone and prioritize the coming year, to help you accomplish this feat of mental retrieval, we share with you now a short empowerment-rich story
 
"A Remembrance towards 9/11: Heroes turned to Legends" (446 words)
Author: kickboxrkoAdded: Jan 05 2003Views/Reads: 2292/0Story vote: 0.00 (1 vote)
A story that might shock some. For the mature it might make sense. Its a different perspective towards 9/11. I hope you enjoy.
 
cocaine (332 words)
Author: robert schackAdded: Jan 14 2003Views/Reads: 2039/0Story vote: 0.00 (3 votes)
What cocaine did to me and how I managed to erase it from my body, but not from my mind. It changed my life forever. I now know the true meaning to living life without fear.
 
Can Jody Talk? (864 words)
Author: Pamela JenkinsAdded: Jan 14 2003Views/Reads: 2058/0Story vote: 0.00 (2 votes)
For whom does the bell toll? When the telephone rings at our home, sometimes it's for the birds.
 
Gone Fishin' (789 words)
Author: Pamela JenkinsAdded: Jan 14 2003Views/Reads: 1834/0Story vote: 0.00 (3 votes)
Gene and Merle were more than just friends. They were "fishing buddies."
 
The Greatest Sight (828 words)
Author: Apple AnnieAdded: Sep 22 2003Views/Reads: 2084/0Story vote: 0.00 (1 vote)
A terrific short story about the Chrismas I treated a homeless girl to a sleigh ride and a picnic, and reunited her with her mom and dad. Please read it, it will warm your heart.
 
The Story Teller (777 words)
Author: ClarityAdded: Mar 08 2004Views/Reads: 2106/0Story vote: 0.00 (1 vote)
About a Lady who touches many people with her stories
 
Hitching a ride (614 words)
Author: EuphoriatAdded: Jul 28 2004Views/Reads: 2244/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Inspirational story about me meeting a woman who reinstated my beliefs of human good.
 
Empty Arms (308 words)
Author: Beck FentonAdded: Jul 31 2004Views/Reads: 2024/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
My daughter died August 19, 2003 of Lupus. She suffered for six years. I will remember forever.
 
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