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Some things are just personal (standard:Inspirational stories, 948 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 05 2010Views/Reads: 1338/807Story 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

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the government works. 

As I say, I was minding my own business when a woman came up and ask a
simple question. I'm used to people asking me questions but this one 
put me in a bind. 

"Could I borrow one of your pens?" 

I lacked not in pens, for I had six in my shirt pocket. It was the
principle of the thing that got me. I had six pens, she needed to 
borrow one, and everybody in the post office was looking at me, or so 
it seemed. My world stopped. 

With some hesitation, I pulled a pen from my shirt pocket, put a smile
on my face I did not really mean, and handed her my pen. It used to be 
my favorite pen, too. 

Even the Bible says that everything has a purpose and every purpose has
a season. 

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the
heaven:" (Ecclesiastes 3:1). 

The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471
Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver 
Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail The church web site is 


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