All posts by schilds01

I was born in New Jersey, transplanted to Texas, got my first job (McDonalds) in Pennsylvania, started preaching in Missouri, married my best friend in Arkansas, became an author in Illinois and now I'm an online motivator of happy thoughts! It's been a crazy ride!

Shaping Down Here

During the Great Depression, a good man was overtaken by discouragement. Every day, he walked the streets looking for a job that would help him provide for his family. Rejection and humiliation gathered.

One day, the man noticed an old stonemason working on the side of a church building. Weary and depressed, he took a seat on a bench Continue reading Shaping Down Here

The U.S. Destroyer

It was a very foggy night. The World War 2 ship was on patrol in the Atlantic when they noticed a light shining through the thick haze. “Signal that ship to change course by ten degrees west!” the captain commanded.

The reply came back, “Change your course by ten degrees to the east.” Indignant, the war ship responded, “I am a captain. Change Continue reading The U.S. Destroyer