Humor

The Flower (A Mother’s Day Poem)

By Danny Parkes

The following is probably not your typical poem that you might see inscribed on some mother’s day card. This is a poem that I wrote for my mother, and that “came to me” in about 30 seconds, as I was writing my mother today. Here is the deal. My mother does not know Jesus. My…

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Important Recall Notice

By Author Unknown

The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to malfunction in the original prototype units code named “Adam” and “Eve”, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all…

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Ninety-Degree Turn

By Danny Parkes

Our dishwasher finally bit the dust. So, just prior to Christmas, I ordered a new one. It arrived on December 24th, which was just in time for Christmas — as long as I could get it installed, that was. Now installation was not a terrifically difficult thing to do. It was simply a matter of…

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The Computer Cables

By Danny Parkes

Recently, I was looking for computer cables, and the Lord kept speaking the word “defeat” into my spirit. I could not really figure out why the Lord was saying this, so I kept pursuing a cheaper and cheaper cable, to “save money”. God, though, had a spiritual objective in store, for a year earlier, I…

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The Reminder Tooth

By Danny Parkes

I was helping my son to brush his teeth the other day, when I once again could not help but notice that one of his front teeth is coming out just a little on the crooked side. That reminded me of the time when about 6 or 8 months ago, while those front teeth were…

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The Door Screen

By Danny Parkes

Throughout the span of a year or so, the screen on our side door became quite tattered, mostly from our children pushing against it, rather than pushing against the door, when opening it. Of course, like a father, I asked them at least a hundred times to not push against the screen, but, lo and…

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Of Marshmallows and Men

By Lynne Larson

What kind of child of God are you? Now if you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are definitely one of His children, but do you behave like a trusting, obedient child most of the time or do you tend to pout and throw temper tantrums when God doesn’t do things…

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God-Conned

By Danny Parkes

I’ve written about this before, but this type of thing keeps happening again and again! Once gain, I got “conned” by God — “tricked”, as it were, into doing his will! For this is what happened. Earlier in the day, my wife had reminded me that we needed to get some plants to plant in…

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God Knows and Is In Control

By Catherine Boivin

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope … Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.” (Jeremiah 29:11 & Proverbs 23:18, RSV) December 1997 I got a phone call, one…

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