Daily Archives April 2, 2015


\”People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.\”

The River Runs

The river of my life runs
strong and deep
but throughout it\’s course
it has taken on many colours and hues
The river runs pink
when I was born
I was small, wrinkled and pink
The river runs orange
for the happiest and brightest
times of my life
The river runs green
for the times I was
sick and needed to be nursed
The river runs yellow
all the times I was scared
not wanting to be alone
The river runs yellow
so many times I cringed
and cowered at your touch
The river runs blue
since the time a coldness
has entered my soul
The river runs red
for the anger that courses
through my being
The river runs black
hatred for you
who betrayed my trust
The river runs
The river runs a rainbow

Christmas Reunion

The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry, to reopen a church in urban Brooklyn, arrived in early October excited about their opportunities. When they saw their church, it was very run down and needed much work. They set a goal to have everything done in time to have their first service on Christmas Eve. They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls, painting, etc. and on Dec. 18 were ahead of schedule and just about finished.

On Dec 19 a terrible tempest – a driving rainstorm hit the area and lasted for two days. On the 21st, the pastor went over to the church...

Christian Bears

A minister was walking through the woods and came face to face with a huge bear. He fell down on his knees and prayed, \”Father, please make this bear a Christian!\”

While he was praying he heard a big \”Thud\”.

He opened his eyes to see the bear right in front of him on his knees with his paws held together as if in prayer.

The minister let out a sigh of relief, and then he heard the bear say, \”Father, bless this meal I am about to receive…\”

Learning to Get Back Up

Bringing a giraffe into the world is a tall order. A baby giraffe falls 10 feet from its mother\’s womb and usually lands on its back. Within seconds it rolls over and tucks its legs under its body. From this position it considers the world for the first time and shakes off the last vestiges of the birthing fluid from its eyes and ears. Then the mother giraffe rudely introduces its offspring to the reality of life.

In his book, A View from the Zoo, Gary Richmond describes how a newborn giraffe learns its first lesson.

The mother giraffe lowers her head long enough to take a quick look. Then she positions herself directly over her calf. She waits for about a minute, and then she does the most unreasonable thing...