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One Man’s Island

A man was left a large inheritance from a father he barely knew.  His father had been a shrewd businessman and exploited opportunities to increase his income wherever he could.  More than once he was taken to court for his

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Person’s Decision

(Continued from last time) Person’s work ethic changed over the next several months as he became a successful, confident employee because of his mentor’s example and encouragement.  He let others have credit, even if he was instrumental in an accomplishment. He felt

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Person’s Mentor

(Continued from last time) A few months had passed since Person gratefully shook hands with his new employer, Prosper.  He had expected that somehow the job would fall through or he would turn out to be a disappointment in some

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Person Bankrupt

Now I begin a new type of parable/story, one that depicts the beginning of the beatitudes as one story.  Each section of the story is meant to convey or reflect upon a part of the beatitude. It follows an individual named ‘Person’

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Posted in Based on New Testament, Beatitudes, Matthew, Repentance

My Baby Brother

A baby boy was born to a family with a sister several years older than him. She had become used to being the center of attention and having her way and wasn’t sure about sharing the spotlight with this new baby. 

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Posted in Based on New Testament, God's Will, Matthew

The Obvious Choice

An athlete with great potential was involved in two different sports with different physical demands. He was naturally very good at sprinting, and had improved a lot as he matured and competed.  His father had raced when he was younger, and

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Posted in Based on New Testament, Faith, Matthew

The Little Jar

A retired man of advanced years lost his only relative before he passed away.  He had been an adventurous man and had spent many years travelling around the world in his younger years. Over that time he had collected various

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Table for Five

A family planned a vacation to a beautiful location a day’s drive away from home.  The anticipation of the trip had built up a positive mood with everyone in the family.  They even tolerated the music found on the radio as

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The Bruised Apple

As a young child, the girl knew hunger well and the stabbing pain that made it difficult to sleep.  She wasn’t abused or neglected, but she didn’t understand why other children were not hungry like she was. Sometimes her family

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Posted in Based on New Testament, Matthew, Purpose

The Litter Box

The eleven year old boy stared at the cat litter box with anger. It was not a fun job to clean it, and he wished once again that the cat had not used it and instead used his foster mother’s

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