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

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A healthy dose of medicine for the soul (905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 27 2011Views/Reads: 1295/0Story 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
Laying my Mother's Day cards on the table (903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 01 2011Views/Reads: 1775/0Story 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
The boy who wanted to be the letter Y (220 words)
Author: hayfootAdded: May 21 2011Views/Reads: 1739/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A young boy from a small village in Brazil has a dream: to be the letter Y.
A delightful afternoon with the IRS (909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 19 2011Views/Reads: 1439/0Story 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 (904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 27 2011Views/Reads: 1412/0Story 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 (906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 03 2011Views/Reads: 1599/0Story 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 (914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 10 2011Views/Reads: 1755/0Story 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 (910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 17 2011Views/Reads: 1888/0Story 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.
It's really quite a chatty world after all (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 26 2011Views/Reads: 2738/0Story 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
My grandfather and that new contraptionÖ the telephone (910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 08 2011Views/Reads: 1884/787Story 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
The illusive art of catching up (908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 24 2011Views/Reads: 1327/774Story 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 itís airports I can't stand. (901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 30 2011Views/Reads: 1286/747Story 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 (906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 07 2011Views/Reads: 1673/0Story 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.
You didn't know - Sam (210 words)
Author: BogeyAdded: Nov 08 2011Views/Reads: 1191/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This story is about Sam Sprague, Creative Writing Instructor,who inspire New Writers
Give Us This Day Our Turkey . . . Again (955 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 13 2011Views/Reads: 1514/801Story 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.
A Stranger and a Prayer (946 words)
Author: CL SchillingAdded: Nov 16 2011Views/Reads: 1296/823Story 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.
Why I love the month of December (903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 27 2011Views/Reads: 1619/0Story 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.
Whatever happened to cute? (914 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 03 2011Views/Reads: 2564/0Story 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.
If You Can't Resolve 'Em, Perfect Last Year's Mistakes (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 24 2011Views/Reads: 1548/0Story 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.
Some amazing words for the New Year (902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 08 2012Views/Reads: 1489/0Story 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.
Giving credit where credit is due (901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 29 2012Views/Reads: 1502/0Story 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
Keeping close tabs on my investments (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 04 2012Views/Reads: 1379/0Story 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
Around the world in 90 minutes (907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 11 2012Views/Reads: 1333/0Story 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 (905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 18 2012Views/Reads: 1434/0Story 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. Iím tempted to sell it, or at least rent it out on a part-
Easter Tribute to Godspenman (938 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Apr 02 2012Views/Reads: 1395/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A thank you for so many inspirational stories from your pen!
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