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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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Have you ever been looking on Craigslist for something, find it, and when you get there to pick it up you find something else you hope is for sale? I have run across this situation on more than one occasion in the past. When that happens it usually hurts my wallet because I wasn't prepared to spend anything extra. Anyway, I had been in contact with an older gentleman here in Houston in regards to some antique Singer sewing machines he had up for sale. He agreed to let me come have a look and see if I was still interested. I felt the price was a bit high because they were in exceptional bad... Read More

Have you ever wondered that? Can you put a price on the things you own? Is there always someone who wants your things more than you? Are the things in your life for sale if the price is right even if you haven't thought of it being for sale in the first place? Does money really talk. Is money really the defining answer to all questions? I thought that I was a rare breed since I am usually the one who sees something someone else owns and try to purchase or trade something for it. Not everyone operates like this I understand, but it has been my way of doing business for quite sometime now. Recently... Read More

“I can’t go to Sunday School,” she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by. Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday school class. The child was so happy that they found room for her, and she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus.

Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings. Her parents called for the kindhearted pastor who had befriended their daughter to handle the final arrangements.

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One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.

Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk.

He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you?”

“You don’t owe me anything,” she replied. “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.”

He said, “Then... Read More

Generally, for most of us, life is good. We have healthy bodies, we can walk, talk, hear, see, and feel things. We can exercise, eat, drive our cars, live in a nice house and having loved one who care for us. On the most part, we have all been blessed, beyond measure. If you think about it, even on our worst days, we can still do all of these things...we should ALWAYS be thnkful for EVERYTHING that we have.

But what about the people that have to deal the unfortunate situations such as mental and physcial handicap? Terminal diseases? Lifelong sicknesses or deformities? Have we ever sat... Read More

We all know of people who are sick or suffering. We see caregivers looking after people that may not be able to look after themselves. Yet it's very different when someone close to us gets sick and is suffering. It can be a challenging experience to know what the right thing to do or the best way to be with a friend or family member who is ill and may be suffering Coping and doing the right things become much more complicated and we can feel a bunch of uncertainty.Going through her recent bout with breast cancer, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, an American author, journalist, a founding editor of... Read More

This past Sunday I was down at the creek behind my house wandering around to see what I was up against. I have spent the last few summers clearing the area behind my property because it seems that it is a choke point where all the junk from up the creek ends up. There is one area that is so narrow that in the heat of the summer one can almost walk across it without getting their shoes wet. This seems to be a favored spot for all things in the creek to just give up and stop. It doesn't seem to help when an old tree falls in a recent thunderstorm and chokes it off completely. Which is what I... Read More

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