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Beneath the Wings of God

By Coach Phatty, published on Mar 6, 2015

An article in National Geographic several years ago provided a penetrating picture of God's wings. After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree.

Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings.

The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring... (more)

Tags: love, sacrifice, a mother's love, a mother's sacrifice, god's love, dover police dash cam, god's protection, national geographic

The Wisdom of Mother Teresa

By Coach Phatty, published on Mar 6, 2015

How often each day do you really think about helping people that you meet or spend time with each day? Or is your primary focus primarily in determining how much you receive from others? Today’s short story, in which read on kluth.org, is about one of the most humble and caring people that the world has ever known…Mother Teresa.

Mother Teresa visited Australia. A new recruit to the monastery in Australia was assigned to be her guide and “gofer” during her stay. The young man was so thrilled and excited at the prospect of being so close to this woman. He dreamed of how much he would learn... (more)

Tags: kindness, wisdom, compassion, helping others, thoughtfulness, mother teresa, kindness to others, story of mother teresa, wisdom of mother teresa

The Garbage Truck Principle

By Coach Phatty, published on Jan 12, 2015

There are many kinds of people that we come in contact with each day. Some people have encouraging, positive, and happy personalities, some have quiet and soothing behaviors, while still others, have just plain mean, nasty, and miserable people.

Personally, I am the kind of person that enjoys helping, encouraging, and uplifting others. Nothing “makes my day” more than making someone smile or going out of my way to hold a door open for someone, cutting someone’s lawn, or, believe it or not, pay for an anonymous person’s meal or their food at the check out line in a supermarket. Why?... (more)

Tags: positive thinking, helping others, encouraging others, rich muller, encouragment, garbage truck, lesson of the garbage truck, staying positive, the garbage truck principle, the gar

A Story of Christmas Magic

By Coach Phatty, published on Dec 26, 2014

One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season, is finding interesting and heartwarming stories that touch your soul and put a smile on your face. Well. today, I was reading some stories on the web page “The Gathering Place” and came across this story. Even though the author is unknown, I felt that it was a sweet little tale to share with you!

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Three years ago, a little boy and his grandmother came to see Santa at Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin. The child climbed up on his lap, holding a picture of a little girl.

“Who is this?” asked Santa, smiling. “Your... (more)

Tags: a christmas story, santa claus, christmas story, christmas miracle, heartwarming story, christmas magic, the gathering place

The Power of Words

By Coach Phatty, published on Nov 12, 2014

Today before you think of saying an unkind word –

think of someone who can’t speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food – think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband, wife, or friend – think of someone who is crying out to God for a companion.

Today before you complain about life – think of someone who left this life ahead of you.

Before you complain about your children – think of someone who desires children but they’re barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn’t clean or sweep –... (more)

Tags: words, wisdom, the power of the tongue, words of wisdom, power of words, the power of what we say, watching what we say

One More Time Daddy?

By Coach Phatty, published on Nov 10, 2014

While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide. “He’s a fine looking boy” the man said. “That’s my daughter on the bike in the white dress.”

Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter. “What do you say we go, Melissa?” Melissa pleaded, “Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes.” The man nodded and Melissa continued to ride her bike to her heart’s content. Minutes passed and the father stood and called... (more)

Tags: family, love, relationship, brother, importance of time, a father's love, heartwarming story, parent and child relationship, father's love

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

By Coach Phatty, published on Nov 3, 2014

There are times in some people’s lives when it seems like they were “dealt a bad hand”. Why is it that sometimes people face unforeseeable disease, pain and death? We sometimes ask…why do bad things happen to good people? Why is it that a horrible and deadly sickness can strike a person while others live long and healthy lives? Simply put…why do bad things happen?

I recently read this following short illustration on positivethinking.in that I think answers this question in a simple way when this famous athlete, who was dying of a horrible disease himself, answered this question... (more)

Tags: god, life, problems, hardships, arthur ashe, dealing with hardships in life, facing hardships in life, positivethinking.in, problems in life, why do bad things happen

So…You Think You Know People?

By Coach Phatty, published on Oct 27, 2014

Sometimes in life…you THINK you know what other are people are like…you think that you understand how other people feel and the struggles that they deal with. But do you REALLY know them?

Consider this:

The “gay boy” you punched in the hall today…committed suicide a few minutes ago. Remember that girl that you called a “slut” today in class? She’s a virgin. How about that boy that you called lame? He has to work every night to support his family. What about the girl that you pushed down yesterday because she was too slow and annoying? She’s being abused at home. Remember... (more)

Tags: judgement, kindness, bullying, tongue, thoughtfulness, judging others, judging people, power of the tongue, thoughtfulness towards others

Words of Wisdom to Make Your Day

By Coach Phatty, published on Oct 25, 2014

No matter how hard we try to perfect our daily lives, there are still times when we all need words that will uplift our spirits and give us the encouragement that we desire. I always find it fascinating how when I am having a difficult or challenging day how a simple little word or gesture can brighten it. I decided to collect a list of quotes and sayings that have inspired and uplifted me and share them with you. I hope that they will touch your heart and make your day a little brighter as they have for me.

Never, ever give up! There is no such thing as an ending…just a new beginning.

... (more)

Tags: life, wisdom, quotes, encouragement, words of wisdom, encouraging quotes, encouraging words, heartwarming words, quotes for life, quotes for your life, words of encouragemnt

Buying A Miracle For One Dollar and Eleven Cents

By Coach Phatty, published on Sep 22, 2014

Every once in a while, I come across a story that renews my faith in miracles. The following true story is an example of how miracles just “don’t happen” but come from a higher being.

Tess was a precocious eight year old when she heard her Mom and Dad talking about her little brother, Andrew. All she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money. They were moving to an apartment complex next month because Daddy didn’t have the money for the doctor bills and their house.

Only a very costly surgery could save him now and it was looking like there was no one... (more)

Tags: faith, miracles, a child's faith, a story of faith, a story of miracles, belief in miracles, christian faith, faith of a child, miracles can happen

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