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THE BUTTERFLY

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making…

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TALKING TO JESUS

A man's daughter asked the local priest to come and pray with her father. When the priest arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows and an empty chair beside his bed…

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WHY GO TO CHURCH?

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard…

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WHAT ARE YOU STILL CARRYING?

What Are You Still Carrying by Alan Smith -  
Two monks on a pilgrimage came to the fork of a river. There they saw a girl dressed in all her finery, obviously not knowing what to do since the river…

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THE TROUBLE TREE

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job, a flat tire made him lose an hour of work & his electric drill quit, his…

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THROWING DARTS LATELY?

A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in a Seminary Class, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith. She says Dr. Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons.  

One particular day, Sally walked into the seminary…

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THE TEA CUP

A husband and wife, who loved to shop in antique stores, planned one very special trip to England to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.  They both liked antiques and pottery...especially tea cups. 

While browsing in a small shop one…

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THE PIANIST

Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, a mother took the small boy to a Paderewski concert. After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the audience and walked down the aisle to greet her…

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THE OTHER SIDE

A man turned to his doctor, as he was leaving the room after paying a visit, and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side." 

Very quietly the doctor said, "I don't…

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THE GIRL, THE APPLE & THE FENCE

 August 1942. Piotrkow, Poland. The sky was gloomy that morning as we waited anxiously. All the men, women and children of Piotrkow's Jewish ghetto had been herded into a square. Word had gotten around that we were being moved. My…

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44 LESSONS

The 44 Lessons Life Taught Me 
Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio 

To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever…

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THE CRACKED POT

A Water Bearer in India had two large pots; each hung on each end of a pole, which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and…