attempts to rationalise can be counterproductive. Usually the most positive thing you can do is to put an arm around the person and ‘mourn with those who mourn’ (Romans 12:15), entering their suffering and participating as far as you are able.
One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general. The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me...
"Look at the birds in the sky. They don't work, they only fly, wandering around but they are alive. How do they survive? It's because God takes care of every living creature here on earth, big and small. You are precious than the birds.'
Someone said this to me when I was really...
An e-mail from T. J. Birkenmeier (makes sense to me)
I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.
Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a "We
Deserve It" Dividend.
To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000...
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced
enough sound energy to heat up one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it.)
If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced
create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now, that's...
I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning...to the end.
He noted that first came her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash...
To My Child
Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying.
Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is.
Just for this morning, I am going to step...
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.
They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their...
One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut. After the cut he asks about his bill and the barber replies, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The florist is pleased and leaves the shop. When the barber goes to open his shop...
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson.
The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.
The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made...
(This is marvelous!! Read carefully to receive and enjoy full effect) The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic *****.You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.Just read them through, and you...
A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was ...
Every once in a while I get some e-mails that contain something I find very interesting. Hereunder follows one of these. I cannot say for certain how accurate the information is, but, given some thought, seems quite plausible. However, whatever is stated as "fact...
(This was sent to me and I wanted to share it.)
So I walked to the door and knocked. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me...
If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who
were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had
syphilis, would you recommend that she...
01. Candy cigarettes
02. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.
03. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles.
04. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes
05. Blackjack chewing gum
06. Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with Cardboard stoppers...
Looking back, it's hard to believe that we have lived as long as we
As children we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a
Our baby cribs were painted with bright...
You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.
A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as...
Dear Doctor, My father and I lived in our apartment and we had a radio and TV. My father was a widower and I was unmarried. Beneath us lived a widow and her daughter and they had neither radio nor TV. They came to visit us often and consequently I fell in love with the...