19) The Miser

A story by Ivan Krilov (1768-1844), Russian writer of fables, from Harper’s Fourth Reader, © 1888, by Harper and Brothers.      “Is it worthwhile being rich if one is…

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15) Facing Up to Reality

Clarence Jordan (1912-1969) was a Baptist preacher, New Testament scholar, and farmer.  He operated an integrated farm in Georgia in the 1950’s before integration was allowed in the South.  Blacks…

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14) Calm in a Storm

     I was visiting Bernice in the care center the other day.  Bernice has had many health problems over the last several years, but her strong faith sustains her,…

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13) Between Me and God

     I remember asking my grandfather why his grandfather left Germany to come to this country.  Grandpa said that the old emigrant told him that Germany was always getting…

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12) Getting Used to Ingratitude

     In these quotes taken from an anthology of quotes by Martin Luther (What Luther Says, volume 3,  Concordia), Luther teaches us to learn to live with ingratitude. ------------------------…

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