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Feb
05

Ben Stein’s Last Column

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For many years Ben Stein has written a biweekly column for the online website called “Monday Night At Morton’s.” (Morton’s is a famous chain of Steakhouses known to be frequented by movie stars and famous people from around the globe).  Now, Ben is terminating the column to move on to other things in his life.  Reading his final column will be worth a few minutes of your time. Read More→

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I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, and 3) and have recently completed my college degree.  The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with.  Her last project of the term was called “Smile.”  The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their reactions.  I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello anyway, so, I thought this would be a piece of cake, literally. Read More→

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Feb
05

Dart Test by an unknown author

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 A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in a seminary class, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith, who was known for his elaborate object lessons.  One particular day, Sally walked into the seminary and knew they were in for a fun day. Read More→

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First Important Lesson – Cleaning Lady

During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz.  I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:

“What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”  Surely this was some kind of joke.  I had seen the cleaning woman several times.  She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? Read More→

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Feb
05

I am Thankful by an unknown author

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I am thankful… Read More→

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Feb
05

If I Knew by an unknown author

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In memory of all those who perished on 911 – the passengers and the pilots on the United Air and AA flights, the workers in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and all the innocent bystanders.  Our prayers go out to the friends and families of the deceased and those who are still suffering from the cowardly acts of the terrorists. Read More→

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I often get a last minute email from my host that includes directions to the hotel, directions to the church and contact phone numbers. Read More→

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Feb
05

Laus Deo by an unknown author

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High Atop the Washington Monument.  One detail that is not mentioned, in DC, there can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument.  With all the uproar about removing the Ten Commandments, etc.  This is worth a moment or two of your time.  I was not aware of this historical information. Read More→

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Feb
05

Life Line by an unknown author

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After a few of the usual Sunday evening hymns, the church’s pastor slowly stood up, walked over to the pulpit and, before he gave his sermon for the evening, briefly introduced a guest minister who was in the service that evening. Read More→

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Feb
05

Memo from God by an unknown author

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To: You

Date: Today

From: The Boss

Subject: Your Life

Reference: Life

I am God.  Today I will be handling all of your problems.  Please remember that I do not need your help. Read More→

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Feb
05

Playing Cards by an unknown author

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It was quiet that day, the guns and the mortars and land mines for some reason hadn’t been heard.  The young soldier knew it was Sunday, the holiest day of the week.  As he was sitting there, he got out an old deck of cards and laid them out across his bunk. Read More→

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Feb
05

Shipwreck by an unknown author

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A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island.  The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agree that they had no other recourse but to pray to God.  However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.  The first thing they prayed for was food. Read More→

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As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth.  Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same.  However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard. Read More→

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A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World.”  Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes: Read More→

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Feb
05

Who Will Take the Son?

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A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art.  They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael.  They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. Read More→

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