The Man in the Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for self And the world makes you king for a day, Just go to a mirror and look at yourself, And see what that man has to say.

For it isn’t your father or mother or wife, Who judgement upon you must pass; The fellow

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Bug Spray #5

Our wedding was on October 14, 1966. But our marriage began three weeks later. We were dressed up and on our way to the swankiest restaurant in town. We had saved all week for the big splurge.

One problem–my bride was wearing the most horrible perfume ever manufactured. Smelled like a mixture of mustard

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Helping a Child Learn Honesty

I think honesty is one of the most important aspects of good character. People have better perspective on life situations if they are honest with themselves, and I don’t even need to mention why it is important to be honest with others.

To get your child to feel uncomfortable when he lies and feel

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I Like Children

I like little boys

And I like little girls;

I like mud-streaked jeans

And tousled little curls.

I like children

Both dirty and clean

I even like children

That are sometimes mean.

There is something delightful

About the new view

Kids give to things

Familiar to you.

You never know exactly

What they will

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An Honest Woman

Her “fall from grace” happened when she was a little over 25 and he was a bit older. She had been in love with him for several years but he was not of a mind to make a commitment just yet.  And then she became pregnant.  This situation, in those days, was unpardonable.  Of

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Honesty with your Employer’s Money

        I have handled money as part of my employment for thirty-five years.  Over that time, I have seen a lot of news stories about people who started using the money they handle as if it were their own.  Many of them have been members of my own small community.

      There was the

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An Honest Rhyme

Sometimes I can inspire you

With a message that is true

Hidden in a little rhyme

That will help you pass the time;

But this time, I’m not sneaking;

Right here, I am leaking

The truth about this writing

That is meant to be delighting

You, the reader, as you’re finding

I am silly

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It’s Only a Quarter

Several years ago a preacher moved to Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought

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The Man in the Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for self And the world makes you king for a day, Just go to a mirror and look at yourself, And see what that man has to say.

For it isn’t your father or mother or wife, Who judgement upon you must pass; The fellow

… Continue reading The Man in the Glass