A Contest

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was: A four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the … [Read more…]

57 Cents

A sobbing little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it was “too crowded.” “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 … [Read more…]

“YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE”

You are My Sunshine, My only Sunshine” (Be prepared to get watery eyes!) Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. They found out that the new baby was going be a … [Read more…]

“I Wish You Could See”

I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for trapped children, flames rolling above your head, your palms and knees burning as you crawl, floor sagging under you weight as the kitchen below you burns. I wish you could comprehend a wife’s horror at 3am as I check her husband of … [Read more…]

“God Speaks” Billboards

Here’s a list of all variations of the “God Speaks” billboards. The billboards are a simple black background with white text. They have shown up all over the country at various times. Tell the kids I love them. -God Let’s meet at my house Sunday before the game. -God C’mon over and bring the kids. … [Read more…]

ABC Poem

Although things are not perfectBecause of trial or painContinue in thanksgivingDo not begin to blameEven when the times are hardFierce winds are bound to blowGod is forever ableHold on to what you knowImagine life without God’s loveJoy would cease to beKeep thanking God for all the thingsLove imparts to theeMove out of “Camp Complaining”No weapon … [Read more…]

Is Your Joy Bunny Hollow?

I have sweet memories of the Eastertime of my childhood – a time filled with spring flowers, sunrise services, and a new outfit complete with white patent leather shoes and purse, white gloves, a summer hat! I loved just thinking about Easter. And then there were the Easter Baskets – getting up Easter morning for … [Read more…]

30,000 Pounds of Bananas

On March 18, 1965, a tractor-trailer truck carrying thousands of pounds of bananas careened out of control while descending the hill into Scranton, Pa. In 1974 the story of this tragedy inspired Harry Chapin to write and sing 30,000 Pounds of Bananas. I was a fan of Harry Chapin in 1974 and continue to enjoy … [Read more…]