The Preacher: Give The Congregation What They Need

  The first who came up to him as he stood by the double doors was Mrs. Pilski with her husband in tow and judging by the look on her face, a compliment would not be forthcoming!  “Young man, excuse me, Reverend Prescott” she began, ” I must once again remind you that we hired you…

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The Preacher; Leaving The Idols Behind

    The week had gone by quick enough he thought to himself as he was preparing for the morning’s sermon. He had taken a part-time job at the local sawmill which had surprised the committee when they had heard about it, and when Mr. Newfield, who was the leading member had called to ask…

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The Preacher: Part Three

  It was a tradition to stand by the double doors that led outside to the broad stone steps which gracefully allowed entrance into the grand old stately church as well as to bid its visitors goodbye as they once again passed through the oaken doors on their way out. And so he took his…

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The Preacher: Part 2

His sermon, titled, You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me, seemed to have struck a nerve among the congregation. There were obvious sidelong looks and uncomfortable movements and more than a few kept glancing at the wall mounted clock that hung so conspicuously behind him above the Christian flag. He continued, saying, “Today, as many…

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The Preacher: Part One

  The Preacher stood behind the pulpit in the old Congregational Church and looked out upon 120 members who sat expectantly upon the worn and polished wooden pews. The ten o’clock sunlight poured through the old stained glass windows and gave it a sense of cheerfulness! This was his first time that he would be ministering this…

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Litmus Test of Life

  Act 1 He takes center stage and receives the applause from the hidden faces of the viewers. The great hall is filled with expectation of his presentation, and all eyes are fixed excitedly upon him as the sounds gradually decrease in volume until stillness replaces the rancor of excitement. He has exactly 60 minutes…

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Klaus And The Diesel Tank

Yesterday, I needed to top off my three axles intermodal dump truck after a couple days of hauling crushed gravel and coarse sand at the job site. So when I pulled into the shop and wanted to refuel, only .5 gallons came out and a lot of gurgling! “Oh classy,” I muttered to myself, “someone ran…

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