Stories

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....

The Fern and the Bamboo

THE FERN AND THE BAMBOO One day I decided to quit…I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality…. I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God. “God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”...

Take My Hand

TAKE MY HAND Are you troubled, burdened, blue? Take my hand. I’ve been troubled, too, I understand. Where you’ve fallen, once I fell — Let me help the clouds dispel — Take my hand. Others helped when I was weak, Took my hand, Helped me face toward the peak,...

The Bible and the Coal Basket

THE BIBLE & THE COAL BASKET The story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning, Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading from his old worn-out Bible. His grandson who...

Spiritual Housekeeping

SPIRITUAL HOUSEKEEPING I do not know about you but I don’t like cockroaches.  We had them in a house that we bought in Long Island.  I did not know anything about hiring exterminators so I decided to get rid of them myself.  I bought a sprayer and bought some...