Category Archives: Favorite Stories from my file

A Soldier’s Night Before Christmas Poem

Credit to the writer is at the end of the poem.  I’ve had it in my file for quite some time.  Read it to the meter of “Night Before Christmas” In honor of Pearl Habor Day, I thought this fitting for today. A Christmas Poem The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I …

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Thankful for the Thorns

` Sandra felt as low as the heels of her Birkenstocks as she pushed against a November gust and the florist shop door. Her life had been easy, like a spring breeze. Then, in the fourth month of her second pregnancy, a minor automobile accident stole her ease. During this Thanksgiving week she would have …

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The Glenn Cunningham Story

I took four different articles or stories and combined them into story form about this former Olympian long distance runner.  The news touts Bolt as the fastest man but I want to correct that:  he is the fastest sprinter.  I just happen to admire long distance runners, including my son who runs as a means …

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Love –from my story file

This monologue has been in my file since 1970.  It is a soul-stirring story of sibling rivalry.  I have let students of mine use this in contests and programs, but it has been sitting idle in my file since 1989.  The copy is yellowed and the mimeograph ink is fading.  I thought perhaps this Valentine’s …

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Squeaky (from my old story file)

In my opinion, this is a storyteller’s delight.  There are so many storytelling techniques upon which to utilize that the storyteller holds the audience captive.   I have Squeaky play on the steps, he goes up, up, up, and then D O W N using the voice to color.  And when he swings on the …

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“They Grind Exceeding Small” (story from my file)

As I prepared my devotional lesson for this week the subject was money, taken from seven verse in Proverbs chapter 28.  They are v erses 6, 9, 11, 19, 23, 24, and 27. Our attitude toward the poor is an element in these verses.  We cannot and should not hide our faces from the poor.  …

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The Tiny Foot (from my story file)

A story originally told by the doctor himself, Dr. Frederic Loomis   Many doctors will say that the most frightening decision of their lives comes when they must take a “playing God” action.  Such decisions are placed upon them when they are urged to break their Hippocratic Oath, asked to do so by some heartbroken …

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“Himself”

My father-in-law, Earl A. Entner, often quoted at least part of this poem by A. B. Simpson, well-known evangelist in the later 19th century.  Simpson started the Christian Missionary Alliance in Canada.  Since Earl Entner was born Canadian I suppose there was a connection.  At any rate, in honor of Earl A. Entner’s birthday today, …

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“Since Yesterday”

Annie Johnson Flint is a poet I respect.  If you want more information on her you can find it on another post on this site by using The Red Sea Place in Your Life in the search bar . A few days ago I spied a touching piece of poetry written by her that I …

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The Best Teacher Ever

Author Unknown.  (It is, however, published in a book listed at the end of the story—so I presume has copyright) There is a story from many years ago of a primary school teacher. Her name was Mrs. Thompson. And as she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of …

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