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Children of Israel

At the Henry Street Hebrew School, Goldblatt, the new teacher, finished the day\’s lesson. It was now time for the usual question period.

\”Mr. Goldblatt,\” announced little Joey, \”there\’s something I can\’t figure out.\”

\”What\’s that Joey?\” asked Goldblatt.

\”Well accordin\’ to the Bible, the Children of Israel crossed the Red Sea. Right?\”

\”Right.\”

\”And the Children of Israel beat up the Philistines, right?\”

\”Er–right.\”

\”And the Children of Israel built the Temple, right?\”

\”Again, you\’re right.\”

\”And the Children of Israel fought the Egyptians, and the Children of Israel fought the Romans, and the Children of Israel were always doin\’ somethin\’ important. Right?\”

\”All that is right, too,\” agreed Goldblatt. \”So, what\’s your question?\”

\”What I wanna know...

The Winner

I was watching some little kids play soccer. These kids were only five or six years old, but they were playing a real game – – a serious game _ two teams, complete with coaches, uniforms, and parents. I didn\’t know any of them, so I was able to enjoy the game without the distraction of being anxious about winning or losing – I wished the parents and coaches could have done the same.

The teams were pretty evenly matched. I will just call them Team One and Team Two. Nobody scored in the first period. The kids were hilarious. They were clumsy and terribly inefficient. They fell over their own feet, they stumbled over the ball, they kicked at the ball and missed it but they didn\’t seem to care. They were having fun.

In the second quarter, the Team One coach pulled out what must have been h...

I AM GOD

My children, I am the Creator of ALL, and ALL power originates with ME! There is no power in heaven or on earth that is able to thwart My purposes for your life as you yield to Me. NONE!

Have I not promised that as you seek Me, you will find Me, when you seek Me with all of your heart? Have I not said to ask, and you will receive? Ask then, and let your hearts run wild and your imagination run vagabond, for you cannot plumb the depths of My planning and provision for My own.

Does not My Word promise that if you seek My kingdom and My righteousness, all else that is needed will be supplied? There is no need that I cannot meet, so long as you look to Me to do so. There is no problem for which I cannot provide a solution...

Jeremy\’s Egg

Jeremy was born with a twisted body, a slow mind and a chronic, terminal illness that had been slowly killing him all his young life. Still his parents had tried to give him as normal a life as possible and had sent him to St. Theresa\’s Elementary School.

At the age of 12, Jeremy was only in second grade, seemingly unable to learn. His teacher, Doris Miller, often became exasperated with him. He would squirm in his seat, drool and make grunting noises. At other times, he spoke clearly and distinctly, as if a spot of light had penetrated the darkness of his brain. Most of the time, however, Jeremy irritated his teacher.

One day, she called his parents and asked them to come to St. Theresa\’s for a consultation...

The Most Beautiful Flower

The park bench was deserted as I sat down to read
Beneath the long,straggly branches of an old willow tree.
Disillusioned by life with good reason to frown,
For the world was intent on dragging me down.

And if that weren\’t enough to ruin my day,
A young boy out of breath approached me, all tired from play.
He stood right before me with his head tilted down
And said with great excitement, \”Look what I found!\”

In his hand was a flower, and what a pitiful sight,
With its petals all worn – not enough rain, or too little light.
Wanting him to take his dead flower and go off to play,
I faked a small smile and then shifted away.

But instead of retreating he sat next to my side
And placed the flower to his nose and declared with overacted surprise,
\”It sure smells pretty and it\’s beautiful, t...