The Burden

THE BURDEN “Why was my burden so heavy?”  I slammed the bedroom door and leaned against it.  Is there no rest from this life? I wondered.  I stumbled to my bed and dropped onto it, pressing my pillow around my ears to shut out the noise of my existence....

Butterfly Story

BUTTERFLY STORY A man found the 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 the little hole.  Then it seemed to stop making any progress.  It appeared as if it...

Pedal

PEDAL I used to think of God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong, so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was out there, sort of like a president. I recognized His picture when I saw...

Our Lives

OUR LIVES As we look back over our lives, it is not too difficult to see that what we went through was for a purpose and helped to prepare us for some valuable work in life. Everything in our lives can help make us of some use in the...

The Mouse Trap

THE MOUSE TRAP A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package. What food might it contain? He was aghast to discover that it was a mouse trap. Retreating to the farmyard the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is...