Category Archives: kindness

ten little pennies

Do you have ten pennies? Count them out. Put them in one side of your pocket or wallet. When you compliment someone put one penny in your other pocket. When you compliment yourself put one penny in your other pocket. … Continue reading

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Story #21: Mystery Box

The box’s postage was stamped and canceled but we could not see where it had been sent. There was no return address and it was addressed to Travis, our middle son. It was far before things were bought on the … Continue reading

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Story 15: Little Crusaders

We had just bought a new home after living in a rental for a long time. We were just a few months from celebrating the year mark of the San Fernando earthquake and finally were getting our children to sleep … Continue reading

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Story #10: Before it “Poofs” and floats away…

Story # 10: In our community every single Christmas Eve evening we meet on a triangular hill that sits in the middle of three churches called God’s acre. A little wooden bandstand is set up and band players dressed up … Continue reading

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Story 9: What neighbors have to put up with…

We actually carol to our neighbors; even when it’s freezing outside. We do not harmonize. We do not sing all the verses of the 12 Days of Christmas. To cover up our not-so-melodious voices we play homemade metal pipes cut … Continue reading

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Story 8: Long Walk

Before Christmas, an English teacher in Africa had been telling his native students how Christians, as an expression of their joy, gave one another presents on Christ’s birthday. On Christmas morning, one of the natives brought the [teacher] a seashell … Continue reading

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Story #4: Help I need Christmas spirit!

December 2002 I entered the Christmas season exhausted before it began. I was overdone and feeling guilty that I was not in the mood for creating an atmosphere of Christmas for my children. I decided one night (mostly for my … Continue reading

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