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  • There's A Story About A Man, A Writer, Who Used ...

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Aug 10, 2008
     | 590 views

    There’s a story about a man, a writer, who used to go to the beach to do his writing. He had the habit of walking along the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore; as he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think ...read more

  • Be Like The Spider  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Aug 2, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,293 views

    BE LIKE THE SPIDER There was a man who was cleaning up his desk one Friday afternoon when he noticed an envelope that had been opened. Someone must have placed it there while he was on the phone. He opened it and read it, and to his shock and dismay it was a notice of being terminated, being ...read more

  • Last Lecture

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Aug 2, 2008
     | 1,117 views

    LAST LECTURE You may have heard about the death of 47 year old Carnegie Mellon University computer-science professor Randy Pausch last week from pancreatic cancer. Pausch was most famous for his "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" speech made last fall just after he learned he had months ...read more

  • A Children's Easter Play Was In The Stage Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Mar 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,745 views

    A children’s Easter Play was in the stage of preparation . The director was supervising the cast to make certain that each child would feel comfortable with his or her assigned role. One young lad was offered a speaking part, but he turned it down, saying, "I would rather play the part of the stone ...read more

  • A Man Who Was A School Teacher Reflected Upon A ...

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Dec 30, 2007
     | 964 views

    A man who was a school teacher reflected upon a Christmas experience. He said, "At Christmas the kids always brought me gifts. They brought them in different types of boxes but after a while I was pretty savvy about what the gifts were. There would be a thin handkerchief box. I knew it was a ...read more

  • I Ran Across This News From Austin, Texas ...  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Nov 24, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,686 views

    I ran across this news from Austin, Texas recently: The headline read: MAN EXPERIENCES HEART ATTACK AFTER THE RAPTURE Herbert Washington, whom co-workers at Significant Plastics Inc. say was unduly concerned with the rapture and the second coming of Christ, suffered a serious heart attack when ...read more

  • There's An Old Story Of A Man And His ...  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Oct 28, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 627 views

    There’s an old story of a man and his grand-daughter who go for a walk to the local town park. The man and girl are sitting on a park bench sharing an afternoon snack when they are approached by a traveler. "Good sir, please tell me. Is this a friendly town? I’ve had the misfortune to live in a ...read more

  • 2 Construction Workers Were Eating Lunch One Day. ...  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Oct 15, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 825 views

    2 construction workers were eating lunch one day. One of them says, “I hope I don’t have another meat loaf sandwich. I’m getting tired of meatloaf.” The next day the construction worker opens his sandwich for lunch and says, “Meatloaf sandwich again I hate this stuff!” The third day this ...read more

  • Sometimes You And I Might Think, "When I Get More ...  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Sep 30, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 463 views

    Sometimes you and I might think, “when I get more money I’ll start tithing.” But most people whom we know who are identified as millionaires or billionaires started out small. And many built what they have done on the tithe. I often think of the example of billionaire John D. Rockefeller, ...read more

  • I Like Some Of What Edwene Gaines Writes About ...  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Sep 30, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,381 views

    I like some of what Edwene Gaines writes about although I do not agree with all her views on spirituality. But I have learned enough from her writings that I decided not to be bothered in areas where I disagree. I find her life story and spiritual journey though to be compelling. Years before she ...read more

  • Imagine This If You Can: A Boy Who Is Blind Is A ...

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Aug 14, 2007
     | 708 views

    Imagine this if you can: A boy who is blind is a skilled skateboarder, among many other things. Oftentimes it takes a light tap on the shoulder - or a slap in the face - to put things in perspective and bring a brighter note to our seemingly difficult times. One such tap is the story of Ben ...read more

  • When King Louis Xiv Of France Was Dethroned, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jul 10, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 486 views

    When King Louis XIV of France was dethroned, someone kidnapped his son. They tried to spoil him and dethrone him. The people who captured him exposed him to vulgar language, excessive alcohol and women—anything to feed his passions and to try to keep him from fulfilling his destiny. After 6 months ...read more

  • There's A Story About A Rich Man Who Loved ...

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jul 10, 2007
     | 491 views

    There’s a story about a rich man who loved horses. So he bought about a dozen beautiful, powerful horses. He hired a man to coach and train the horses. The guy happened to be inept and wasn’t very passionate about training horses. After a couple of weeks the horses were getting dull and lazy and ...read more

  • A Man Named Victor Frankl, A Jewish Psychiatrist ...

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jul 10, 2007
     | 586 views

    A man named Victor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, discovered this great truth in the midst of a Jewish concentration camp during WW II. While seeking to survive the horror of this imprisonment Frankl began observing his fellow prisoners in the hope of discovering what coping ...read more

  • A Little Boy And A Little Girl Were Singing Their ...

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jul 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 582 views

    A little boy and a little girl were singing their favorite Christmas carol in church the Sunday before Christmas. The boy concluded “Silent Night” with the words, “sleep in heavenly beans.” His sister elbowed him, and said, “No. Not beans, peas!” The way many of us feel by the ...read more

  • In A Peanuts Cartoon Lucy Says To Charlie Brown, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jul 10, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 720 views

    In a Peanuts cartoon Lucy says to Charlie Brown, "I hate everything. I hate everybody. I hate the whole wide world!" Charlie Brown says, "But I thought you had inner peace." Lucy ...read more

  • A Woman Named Ruth Went To Her Mail Box And There ...

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jul 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 577 views

    A woman named Ruth went to her mail box and there was only one letter. She picked it up and looked at it before opening, but then she looked at the envelope again. There was no stamp, no postmark, only her name and address. She read the letter: Dear Ruth: I’m going to be in your ...read more

  • There's A Story About A Hiker Who Encounters A ...

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jul 5, 2007
     | 632 views

    There’s a story about a hiker who encounters a man in the forest who’s furiously swinging his axe at a tree. Whack! Whack! Whack! The hiker observes for a minute and says: “Man, why don’t you stop for a moment to rest and sharpen your axe? You’ll be happy you did when you’re able to chop more ...read more

  • Ever Had A Time When You Felt All Alone In Life, ...

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jun 26, 2007
     | 567 views

    Ever had a time when you felt all alone in life, didn’t know which way to turn? Do you ever have a point in your life where you felt so overwhelmed and frustrated that you just didn’t know what to do? You might be like a guy who went alone on a vacation up in the mountains and he was walking ...read more

  • Attitude Is Everything".........by Francie ...

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jun 25, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 717 views

    "Attitude Is Everything".........By Francie Baltazar-Schwartz (from upbeatnews.net) Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be ...read more