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Seeing Clearly

From their quiet kitchen nook, Mr. and Mrs. Caplin spent several consecutive days watching a young family move into the house behind their own. The elderly couple liked what they saw in their new neighbors; Mr. Caplin admired the younger family’s work ethic while Mrs. Caplin approved of their frugality represented by the clothesline they’d strung between two trees.

But it wasn’t long before that same clothesline became a source of serious discontentment. Continue reading

Modern Day Zacchaeus?

When we commit sin, we always regret it later; it eats us up on the inside. Our conscience is disturbed and we’re not at peace. Occasionally, we become so stressed we might even do something to try and right our wrong.

Even if it’s decades later…like this man living in Seattle. Continue reading

“Go Get Your Lions!”

It was reported that Polycarp, the aged bishop of Smyrna, was actually a disciple of the Apostle John. He was known for leading an influential congregation and for encouraging the greater church with his writings.

But, without a doubt, his legacy revolves completely around his death. Continue reading

You’re How Old???

A bald, wrinkly, little man was rocking in a chair on his front porch, smiling happily, when a passerby, charmed by his smile, walked up to him.

The passerby said to the content gentleman, “Sir, I couldn’t help noticing how happy you look. What’s your secret for a long and happy life?” Continue reading

Showdown at the Ranch

An old cowboy named Bud was overseeing his livestock in a remote mountainous pasture in California when a brand new BMW convertible rolled up in a cloud of dust. Continue reading

Me and God are Close

George was a fairly religious fellow. He tried to live a good, decent life, and thought fairly highly of his 74 years on Earth. But just for good measure, he decided to go to confession…just to make sure, you know. Continue reading

My Wife’s Name

A young married couple was invited to the home of elderly friends for dinner. During the meal, the younger husband noted how the older husband preceded every request to his wife with an endearing name such as “Honey,” “Darling,” “Sweetheart,” etc. Continue reading

Ready for the Nursing Home?

During Dan’s visit to the retirement home to scope it out on behalf of his father, he asked the director, “How do you determine whether or not a person should be institutionalized?” Continue reading

Young People’s Stance on the Bible

Every generation has complained about “how different the young people are” compared to themselves. It’s true; societal norms have shifted and family structures have changed. Technological advances continually reveal the great divide separating young from old.

But is there a spiritual divide as well? Continue reading

A New Hearing Aid

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. Finally, he relented, and went to see a hearing specialist.

After examining the old man, the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids. The tests showed that the hearing aids allowed the elderly man to hear perfectly. The doctor told the man to return in a month for a quick check up. Continue reading