A Tibetan story tells of a meditation student who, while meditating in his room, believed he saw a spider descending in front of him. Each day the menacing creature returned, growing larger and larger each time. So frightened was the student, that he went to his teacher to report his dilemma. He said he

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s not that easy being green; Having to spend each day the color of the leaves. When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold- or something much more colorful like that.

It’s not easy being green. It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things. And people

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Twenty Dollars

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple

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My Only Question

Do you look upon me Lord, with a smile or a frown? Am I a joy for you? Or do I let you down?

I wish to know the truth God, that only You can bring. Fill me with these answers, so I may better serve thee.

Mara McWilliams, 1990 Used with Permission

If Jesus came to your House

If Jesus came to your house To spend some time with you, If He came unexpected, I wonder what you’d do.

Oh, I know you’d give your nicest room To such an honored guest And all the food you’d give to Him Would be the very best.

And you would keep assuring Him You’re

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The Eagle and the Wolf

There is a great battle that rages inside me.

One side is the soaring eagle. Everything the eagle stands for is good and true and beautiful, and it soars above the clouds. Even though it dips down into the valleys, it lays its eggs on the mountaintops.

The other side of me is the

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Get Off The Scale!

You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance. Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting

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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

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That’s what I wanted to be when I was young. I wanted to be different from the way I was, and I did my best to enlist God’s help. At 90, I see how foolish I was.

Passing a mirror on my birthday, I had to admire myself from head to toe. “You’re so

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A Bucket Of Money

One fine evening a man walked into a fast-food chicken place and bought a nine-piece bucket of chicken. He took his chicken to the park for a romantic picnic under the moonlight with his lady.

Upon reaching into the bucket, however, he received a surprise. Instead of chicken he discovered what was apparently the

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