The Quilt

THE QUILT As I faced my Maker at the last judgment, I knelt before the Lord along with all the other souls. Before each of us laid our lives like the squares of a quilt in many piles. An Angel sat before each of us sewing our quilt squares...

Shake It Off

SHAKE IT OFF A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule ‘braying’ – or … whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the...

The Winner

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...

The Nail

THE NAIL As the story goes, they built a new church building and people came from far and wide to see it. They admired its beauty! Up on the roof, a little nail heard the people praising everything about the lovely structure-except the nail! No one even knew he...