Daily Archives April 5, 2015

A Little Boys Temper

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence.

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily, gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn\’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone...

The Parable of the Two Servants

There once was a man who had two indentured servants. One day a disagreement arose between them as to who was the greatest in the eyes of their master. So they went to the master of the house and asked him, \”My lord, which of us is greater?\”

The master of the house replied, \”I will let you discover that for yourself. I will ask each of you a question and you must answer truthfully.\”

So the servants stood before him and he started to question them. To the first servant, he asked, \”What do you do for me?\”

\”Sir, I work in the fields all day long to grow wheat for my lord\’s granary,\” the first servant replied. \”Then, at night, I go through the house and fill all the lamps so that my lord will have light...

Abraham Lincoln Quote

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

Packing Parachutes

Charles Plumb, a US Navy Academy graduate, was a jet fighter pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile.

Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent the next six years in a Communist prison.

He survived that ordeal and now lectures about lessons learned from that experience.

One day, when he and his wife were sitting in a restaurant, a man at another table came up and said, \”You\’re Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Nam from the carrier, Kitty Hawk. You were shot down!\”

\”How in the world did you know that?\” asked Plumb.

\”Oh, I was the one who packed your parachute,\” the man replied.

Plumb gasped in surprise and gratitude. The man smiled and said, \”Yep, I guess it worked!\”

Plumb assured him, \”It sure d...