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Links to our Past Stories of the Week
(in the order that we posted them since October 14, 1998)

The Vast Majority of the Stories in this Archive are Unique!
(less than a dozen repeats)

Some of the following Stories did not have actual "Titles" or they were sent to us without titles and so we have taken the liberty of Giving them titles so that they would be more recognizable in our Archive Format.
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# 1--- The Devil's Disguise
[© 1986, by Edward M. Hays.]
# 2--- The Wallet
[Arnold Fine]
# 3--- First Date
(by: "Merium" - March 1997)
# 4--- An Hour of Your Time
[Author Unknown]
# 5--- Anything You Wish
(by: Anthony de Mello, S.J.]
# 6--- Heartlight Cafe
(by: Gregory R. Armel)
# 7--- A Basket of Problems
[by Lee Simonson-Copyright 1998]
# 8--- A Rose Within
[Author Unknown]
# 9--- Hammering Nails
[Author: Unknown]
# 10--- The Magpie
[Author: Unknown]
# 11--- A Flower for Bobby's Mother
[By: Thomas Pucci]
# 12--- The Value of Gold
[Author: Unknown]
# 13--- God Do You love Me?
[by: Vern Grimsley]
# 14--- A Story To Live By
[by: Ann Wells (Los Angeles Times)]
# 15--- Leaving the City of Regret
(By: Larry Harp)
# 16--- God's Embroidery
(By: Pastor Jack Hyles from "Grace and Truth")
# 17--- Salutation of the Dawn
(by: Kalidasa-celebrated poet of India]
# 18--- Attitude
[by: Charles Swindell]
# 19--- The First Time
[By Shirley Ward, via the Vidor, Texas church bulletin]
# 20--- The Smile
(By Hanoch McCarty - from Chicken Soup for the Soul-Copyright 1993 by Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen)
# 21--- The Radiant Coat
(by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes)
# 22--- Tetsugen and the Sutras
(From: The Ubiquity Web Page)
# 23--- Farmer Fleming
(Craig Cockburn (as reported in soc.culture.Scottish )
# 24--- Free To Soar
(by: Wayne B. Lynn - Lessons From Life)
# 25--- What Was In Jeremy's Egg? The Lesson of Easter from an Unlikely Child
(By: Ida Mae Kempel)
# 26--- Circle of Love
[Author Unknown)
# 27--- Parable of The Twins
(By: Jimmy D. Brown)
# 28--- The Brother's Grain
[by Anthony de Mello, S.J. Taking Flight, 1988]
# 29--- The Touch of the Master's Hand
[by: Myra Brooks Welch]
# 30--- From Harvard to Stanford
[Author Unknown)
# 31--- Your Son is Here
(originally part of a Sermon By: The Right Reverend C. Robert Townshend, Anglican Bishop of Georgian Bay, Huron Diocese, Ca. [The story was changed somewhat as shared over the Internet])
# 32--- A Piano Duet
[Author Unknown)
# 33--- The Rich Family in Church
[By: Eddie Ogan)
# 34--- Stone Soup
[Author Unknown)
# 35--- Is Your Hut Burning?
[Author Unknown)
# 36--- Pedal!
[Author Unknown)
# 37--- The Poor People
[Author Unknown)
# 38--- Why are we here?
(by: Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated - April 12th Issue)
# 39--- The Cold Within
(by: James Patrick Kinney)
and

A Lone Ember

[Author Unknown]
# 40--- Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody
(Author Unknown]
and
Begin Again
(A Poem by: Helen Lowrie Marshall)
# 41--- Three Choices
[Author Unknown]
# 42--- The Cocoon
[Author Unknown]
# 43--- Life is Precious--Handle with Care
[Manfred Koehler <http://www.majoringinlife.com/>]
# 44--- The Handwriting on the Wall
[© By: Valerie Cox]
# 45--- A Successful Teacher
(by: Eric Butterworth - from Chicken Soup for the Soul)
# 46--- Attitude in Life
[Author Unknown]
# 47--- Instants
[by Jorge Luis Borges]
# 48--- The Doll and a White Rose
[by V.A.Bailey]
# 49--- Installing Love
(by: Gary L. Rocha - Last revised: September 09, 1999)
# 50--- The Person Who Had Feelings
[by Barbara Dunlap]
# 51--- A Lesson
(by: Donna Mohney)
# 52--- Lesson in Unconditional Love
[By Brenda]
# 53--- Interview with God
[Author Unknown]
# 54--- Blue Ribbon Corn
(by: James Bender)
# 55--- How shall we know the Savior when he comes?
(Author Unknown]
# 56--- The Paradox of our Time
(by: Dr. Robert Moorehead, minister, author, and former pastor of Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, Washington.)
# 57--- Comes The Dawn
[Author Unknown]
and
Do small things with Great Love
(by: Michael Peterson]
# 58-- Angels, Once in a While
[by: Barb Irwin]
# 59--- The Cracked Pot
[Author Unknown]
# 60--- The Old Fisherman
[by Mary Bartels Bray]
# 61--- The Tattooed Stranger
[© 1999 by Susan Fahncke]
# 62--- The Golden Crane
[Author Unknown]
# 63--- The Letter
[Author Unknown]
# 64--- Durer's Hands
[Author Unknown]
# 65--- Anyway
[by: Mother Teresa]
# 66--- Look at the View
(Author: Anna Quindlen's Villanova University Commencement Address 1999)
# 67--- The Miracle of a Brother's Song
(from: Woman's Day Magazine)
# 68--- The Master's Bedroom
[Author Unknown]
# -69-- Grandfather's Wooden Bowl
[Author Unknown]
# 70--- Your laws ignore our deepest need
(by: Darrell Scott - Thursday, May 27, 1999)
# 71--- Thank you, Lord, for the Thorns
(Author Unknown)
# 72--- Surrender
(Author Unknown)
# 73--- Butch O'Hare & Easy Eddie
(Author Unknown)
# 74--- A Perfect Mistake
(By: Cheryl Walterman Stewart)
# 75--- Rose
(Author Unknown)
# 76--- The Contact Lens
( A True Story By Elisabeth Elliot - from her book: "Keep A Quiet Heart" Servant Publications, Ann Arbor Michigan)
# 77--- I've learned
(Author Unknown)
# 78--- The Race
(by: D. H. Groberg)
# 79--- Level of Perfection
(By: Rabbi Paysach Krohn)
# 80--- A Place to Stand
[By: Dr. Charles Garfield from:
Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul]
# 81--- Minimaxims for My Godson
(from: Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul - By Arthur Gordon)
# 82--- The Pearls
(Author Unknown)
# 83--- The Maze
(Author Unknown)
# 84--- Sometimes It's Worth The Risk!
(By: Jeff McMullen - As posted in The Tidbits Devotional)
# 85--- A Kitten from God
(Author Unknown)
# 86--- THREE TREES
(Angela Etwell Hunt)
# 87--- Minor Distractions
(Author Unknown)
# 88--- A Fathers Anguishing Decision
(An edited version of the Original story by Carla Muir)
# 89--- Love Is Stronger . . .
(By: John Wayne Schlatter - info@twac.org)
# 90--- Billy's Gift
(Author Unknown)
# 91--- 'Heaven Scent' (formerly: "Smells Like Rain")
(By: Diana Blessing's Mother)
# 92--- Sandpiper of JOY
(By Mary Sherman Hilbert)
# 93--- The Man Who Had Plenty
(by :Jerry Ullman from "Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul")
# 94--- 57 Cents That Made History
(Author of original presentation of this story was Pastor Russell H. Conwell from a chapter of his book "Acres of Diamonds")
# 95--- From: "I Shall Not Want"
(By: Robert Ketchum)
# 96--- 1000 Marbles
(Copyright © 1999, Jeff Davis)
# 97--- Being in God's Service
(Written by: Deborah Goaldman)
# 98--- Doing God's Will
(Author Unknown)
# 99--- Cupcakes and Root Beer
(By Julie A. Manhan)
# 100--- Love Made Visible
[© 2001By: Bob Perks]
[http://IWishYouEnough.com - Bob@BobPerks.com]
# 101---The Cab Ride
(Barry Kingsley Author & Copyright Holder (Original story written & published 1974)
# 102--- Introduction from: “Enchanted Love”
[© by Marianne Williamson]
# 103--- God's Under the Bed
[by: Kelly Adkins]
# 104--- Wait! I Have a Plan
(by Janet Detter Margul - Plano, Texas, USA)
# 105--- The Tablecloth
(Author of this Version of the Story is Unknown---See also "The Gold and Ivory Tablecloth" by Howard C. Schade ["SOW Seeds Story" #285] for the Original Version.)
# 106--- Free the Birdies
(A true story that occurred in 1994 and as told by Lloyd Glen)
# 107--- The Gift of Kindness
(By: John W. Schlatter)
# -108--"They ran through the rain believing..."
[© 2001By: Bob Perks]
[http://IWishYouEnough.com - Bob@BobPerks.com]
# 109--- His Name is Bill
(Author Unknown)
# 110--- All the Good Things
(By: Sister Helen Mrosia)
# 111--- Does God still speak to people?
(Author Unknown)
# 112--- The Choice
(by Max Lacado)
# 113--- Life is an Echo
(Author Unknown)
# 114--- The Toothless Grin
(Written by Sharon Palmer)
# 115--- To Fill A Sieve
(by: Trevor Leggett)
# 116--- A Silver Belt
(by Cheewa James)
# 117--- The Religious Life
(A Zen Story from The Tassajara Recipe Book )
# 118--- Level of Perfection
(By: Rabbi Paysach Krohn)

(formerly: Where is God's perfection? and listed as Author Unknown)
It turns out this is a duplicate of Story #79... but since the Prayer is different (and at this point it's all a part of history), I have decided to leave it here as story #118 anyway.
# 119--- When The Chips Are Down
(Author Unknown)
# 120--- The Child and the Pinion Tree
(By: Leila M. Turner 1991)
# 121--- Hold Onto Your Fork
(by Glen Wheeler)
# 122--- Cost of A Miracle
(Author Unknown)
# 123--- Daddy's Girl
(Written by Cheryl Costello-Forshey)
# 124--- The Obstacle in Our Path
(Author Unknown)
# 125--- Sand Castles
(By: Max Lucado)
# 126--- Angels In The Alley: A True Story
(Author Unknown)
# 127--- Pidge in Paradise
(Author Unknown)
# 128--- Trouble Tree
(Author Unknown)
# 129--- Explanation Of God
(Written by an 8 year old, Danny Dutton of Chula Vista, CA,]
# 130--- The Stone Cutter
(A Zen Story - Author Unknown)
# 131--- The Pickle Jar
(A. W. Cobb)
# 132--- Hoped You Would Talk To Me
(Author Unknown)
# 133---A Body Filled with Love
(by: Lee Paton)
# 134--- Heavens Grocery Store
[by Ron De Marco - Copyright 1990]
# 135--- The Daffodil Garden
[Jaroldeen Asplund Edwards]
# 136--- An Old Lady's Poem
[Author Unknown]
# 137--- A Very Special Prayer
[By: Helen Roseveare]
# 138--- The Fishin' Accident
[Author Unknown]
# 139---The Holy Man
(A Zen Story)
# 140--- The Posture Of Christian Servanthood
(by George D. Beukema)
# 141--- The Threadbare Quilt
[Author Unknown]
# 142--- Robby
(Author Unknown)
# 143--- Carl's Garden
[Author Unknown]
# 144--- Value
[Author Unknown]
# 145--- "I'll Do Better Tomorrow, I Promise"
(Written and Published By:
Maurine Reynolds Adamek
from her book:
"I'll Do Better Tomorrow, I Promise")
# 146---Special Delivery
(Author Unknown)
# 147---The Empty Chair
(Author Unknown)
# 148---The Other Side of the Door
(Author Unknown)
# 149---A King and His Four Wives
(Author Unknown)
# 150---Strangers
(by: Chaplain Robinson)
By Bob Perks 1
# 151--- Entertaining Angels
(Author Unknown)
# 152--- Seven Wonders of the World
(Author Unknown)
# 153--- Teenagers Today
(By Kimberly Kirberger)
# 154--- The Story of Daniel
(By: Pastor Richard Ryan)
# 155--- Making Music With What We Have
(by: Jack Riemer, Houston Chronicle)
# 156---Today at the Mosque...
(Author Unknown)
# 157---SURVIVING THE 81ST FLOOR OF WORLD TRADE TOWER TWO
(By: Dan Van Veen)
# 158---Above it all...
(Author Unknown)
# 159---Two Wolves
(Author Unknown)
# 160---DESTINY
(By: Abraham Lincoln)
# 161---The Teddy Bear
(Author Unknown)
# 162---Unfolding the Rose
(Author Unknown)
# 163---The Phone Call
(Author Unknown)
# 164---The Gold Wrapping Paper
(Author Unknown)
# 165--- The Precious Stone
(A Zen Parable)
# 166---Billy's Dream
(Author Unknown)
# 167---Christmas Spirit
(Author Anonymous)
# 168---THE FIRE
(Author Unknown)
# 169---A Most Important Lesson
(Author Unknown)
# 170---It's How I Arrange My Mind
(Author Unknown)
# 171---Parachutes Of Life
(Author Unknown)
# 172---Giving When it Counts
(Author Unknown)
# 173---Dr. Smith's Darts
(Author Unknown)
# 174---The Stock Boy and the Check Out Girl
(Author Unknown)
# 175---I Wish You Enough
[© 2001By: Bob Perks]
[http://IWishYouEnough.com - Bob@BobPerks.com]
# 176---That's What Friends Do
[By: Suzanne Eller from "Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman's Soul" - http://daretobelieve.org]
# 177---The Room
[Joshua Harris]
# 178---Sand and Stone
[Author Unknown]
# 179---Three Yellow Roses
[by Wilma H. Hlawiczka in memory of her husband Rudy]
# 180---It held three things
(By: Bob Perks ©2002 - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 181---Shake It Off And Take A Step Up!
(Author Unknown)
# 182---When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
(Written by a Child)
# 183---God won't ask...
(Author Unknown)
# 184---Barking at the world
(©2002 By: Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 185---Three Generous Sons
(Author Unknown)
# 186---Why I loved my Mom...
(Author Unknown)
# 187---Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee??
(Author Unknown)
# 188---No more with me
(©2002 By: Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 189---Please, God?
(©2002 By: Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 190---Fences or Bridges
(Author Unknown)
# 191---In the cards
(©2002 By: Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 192---I'll drop you a line
(©2002 By: Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 193---Nature's Beauty
(A Zen Parable)
# 194---On the Other Side
(Author Unknown)
Same Story as #148
# 195---To see in the darkness
(©2002 By: Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 196---Are you happy?
(©2002 By: Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 197---A Simple Lesson
(Author Unknown)
# 198---The Gift of Insults
(A Zen Parable)
# 199---Believe it, see it!
(©2002 By: Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 200---The Journey
(©2002 By: Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 201---Practice Makes Perfect
(A Zen Parable)
# 202---THE BIRTH OF JESUS
(From: The Urantia Book - Paper 122 Sections 7-8)
# 203---It is there
(©2002 By: Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 204---The Lunch Bag
(a true story of Robert Fulghum and his 7-year-old daughter Molly)
# 205---Two Thousand One, Nine Eleven!
(Author Unknown)
# 206---Colors
(Author Unknown)
# 207---Sighs of the Heart
(©2002 By: Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 208---The Attitude of a Flower
(©2002 By: Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 209---THE EMPEROR'S SEEDS
(From: In The Garden With Jesus", by Tiziana Ruff -- from 'andychaps_the-funnies')
# 210---NOTICE COMMONALITIES
(By: Jeffrey Hopkins - "Cultivating Compassion: A Buddhist Perspective")
# 211---Be Reverent
(From: Lama Surya Das - Awakening the Buddhist Heart)
# 212---The Last Day
(By Bob Perks - Bob@IWishYouEnough.com)
# 213---Star Signs!
(By Bob Perks - Bob@IWishYouEnough.com)
#214---Three Marbles
(By: W. E. Petersen, as published in the October, 1975 'Ensign' magazine)
# 215---God's Children
(Author Unknown)
# 216---Thanks, Forgiving Day!
(By Bob Perks - Bob@IWishYouEnough.com)
# 217---The Best Christmas of My Life
(by: Rian B. Anderson)
# 218---“Russian Christmas Story”
[formerly called: Two Babies In A Manger]
(Written by: Will Fish )
# 219---The True Meaning of Christmas
(Author Unknown)
# 220---In the Eyes of an Angel
(A Christmas Story ©2002 By: Pastor Daniel J. Megow - seewithin@churchwithin.org)
# 221---A Gathering of Children
(by: Pastor Daniel J. Megow © 2-11-2001)
# 222---The Kind Horseman
(Author Unknown)
# 223---Real Winners Lose
(By Bob Perks - Bob@IWishYouEnough.com)
# 224---A Page from the Book:"Discovering Alphaland"
(By: Rev Dc Michael Wheeler-Wyatt © mwyatt 2003)
# 225---Face to face
(By Bob Perks - Bob@IWishYouEnough.com)
# 226---The Man Who Planted Hope
(By: Jean Giono)
# 227---The 7 Wonders of the World
(Author Unknown)

The same story as #152 but the Prayer is different.
# 228---The Evil Brothers
(by: Charles Swindoll)
# 229---Sixteen Minutes
(By Bob Perks - Bob@IWishYouEnough.com)
# 230---The Truth as to Why Men Lie
(Author Unknown)
# 231---The Governor of Kyoto
(A Zen Parable)
# 232---A man with a present
(By Bob Perks - Bob@IWishYouEnough.com)
# 233---What is Egotism
(A Zen Parable)
# 234---New
(By Bob Perks - Bob@IWishYouEnough.com)
# 235---Especially the Blue
(Author Unknown)
# 236---Merging
(By Bob Perks - Bob@IWishYouEnough.com)
# 237---The Tea Cup
(Author Unknown)
# 238---“The Understanding Wife” - (Humor)
(Author Unknown)
# 239---A Buzzard, a Bat, and a Bee
(Author Unknown)
# 240---A Great Love
(Author Unknown)
# 241---Through God's Eyes
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 242---The Enlightened Being
(A Zen Parable)
# 243---In a Single Bloom
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 244---They're Playing Your Song
(By: Alan Cohen, author of "Living from the Heart.")
# 245---The things that count
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 246---A Path Worn Well
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 247---Thank You For Your Time
(Author Unknown)
# 248---Pick One
(Author Unknown)
# 249---Grandma's Pet Duck
(Author Unknown)
# 250---A Promise to a Flower
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 251---His Eye is On The Sparrow
(by John Thomas Oaks)
# 252---God and Barbers
(Author Unknown)
# 253---He'll be back
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 254---Life Is a Dash
(by: Marilyn Tam)
# 255---Outside the Window
(Author Unknown)
# 256---A Glass Of Water
(Author Unknown)
# 257---Refining Silver
(Author Unknown)
# 258---The Mission
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 259---God Knows His Business
(Author Unknown)
# 260---Petals of Thanks
(By: Kristin Spengler Zerbe)
# 261---The Trip
(By: Pastor Daniel J. Megow)
# 262---The Loss or the Lesson?
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 263---The Wreck On
Highway 109

(By: Ruth Gillis)
# 264---Choose Your Words Well
(Author Unknown)
# 265---At that very moment
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 266---The Teacher
(Author Unknown)
# 267---True Love
(Author Unknown)
# 268---It's just like you said it would be.
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 269---Are You Jesus?
(Author Unknown)
# 270---Is It Only Words?
(Author Unknown)
# 271---NO SANTA CLAUS? RIDICULOUS!
(Author Unknown)
# 272---Christmas Love
(A True Story - Written and © 1999 by Candy Chand)
# 273---A Little Frog
(Author Unknown)
# 274---Listening
(Author Unknown)
# 275---To end the darkness...
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 276---The Colors of Friendship
(Author Unknown)
Same Story as #206
# 277---Wanting God
(A Zen Story)
# 278---Someday!
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 279---A Forever Kind Of Love
(By Christy M. Martin)
# 280---If I could...
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 281---The Best Way to Pray
(Author Unknown)
# 282---Ol' Spot
(Humor - Author Unknown)
# 283---Temper
(A Zen Koan)
# 284---An Angel Story
(By: Rev. Mary - as seen in the Inspired Buffalo)
# 285---The Gold and Ivory Tablecloth
(by: Howard C. Schade)
# 286---Words I could have spoken
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 287---ROOM 712
(By Sue Kidd - as seen in firstIMPRESSIONS)
# 288---Little Things
(from: Lisa Beamer)
# 289---A GLASS OF MILK
(Author Unknown)
# 290---A Hot Cup of Coffee in His Name
(© by -- Jill Burnett jill@atthewell.com)
# 291---BEHIND THE SCENE (An Embarrassing Possibility)
(by Patijé)
# 292---The Shoe Factory
(Author Unknown - Source: Signs of the Times http://www.signstimes.com)
# 293---Granny's Pearls
(© Kathleen Shelton Poulson KathleenPoulson@postmark.net)
# 294---WHEN THE WINDS BLOW
(Author Unknown)
# 295---You can't get away...
(© By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 296---Map Of The World
(Author Unknown)
# 297---Dear Son
(Author Unknown)
# 298---THE ROBIN'S RAIN SONG
(By Mary Emma Allen (c)2002 - me.allen@juno.com)
# 299---The Second Ten Commandments
(By Ruth Bourdon)
# 300---THE FLOWER
(By Pastor John R. Ramsey)
# 301---Point of no return
(© By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 302---The Baptist Dog?
(Author Unknown)
# 303---The Baggy Yellow Shirt
(Patricia Lorenz)
# 304---NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN
(By Joseph Walker)
# 305---The Trickle
(A MountainWings Original - http://www.mountainwings.com)
# 306---The way we said goodbye
(© By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 307---The Good Life - It's All In How You Look At It
(By Kathy Whirity)
# 308---Look at Your Hands
(Author Unknown)
# 309---Orchids and Daffodils
(© Celestial Artisan Katrina and Helen Whitworth)
# 310---Was He An Angel?
(By: Susan Roberts)
# 311---A CONVERSATION OF WAVES
(Author Unknown)
# 312---My Life as a Weed
(© By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 313---Once In A Lifetime
(By: Arthur Gordon)
# 314---Things aren't always what they seem...
(Author Unknown)
# 315---THEM!
(By: A MountainWings Original)
# 316---A Great Christmas Story
(Author Unknown)
# 317---The Invitation
(© By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 318---Maybe
(©2003 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 319---False Rumors
(Author Unknown)


Except for one additional line at the end (and the Prayer of course), this is the same story as our #271 that is titled "No Santa Clause? Ridiculous!"
Oopsie...
# 320---A Load of Coal
(H.N. Cook)
# 321---Who's Missing Jesus?
[formerly called: The Missing Jesus]
(Based upon a true inspirational story which happened in 1941 - © 2001 by Jean Geitzen and Published by Praize Books)
# 322---The Meaning of Peace
(Author Unknown)
# 323---“John 3:16”
(Author Unknown)
# 324---Break the Ice
(©2003 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 325---A Mother's Footsteps
(From: The Daily Encourager)
# 326---Lost
(©2003 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 327---Winning
(Author Unknown)
# 328---Where is God?
(Author Unknown - Humor)
# 329---He's 'Okay' in my book!
(©2005 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 330---LIFE IS NOT A HARDSHIP TO BE ENDURED
(© Charlie Badenhop)
# 331---MEAT AND LEAVES BOILED
(By Joseph Walker - valuespeak@msn.com)
# 332---BLOSSOM WHERE YOU ARE
(By Kathy Whirity ©2004)
# 333---Pine Tree Crosses
(Author Unknown)
# 334---The Old Man And His Dog
(By: Catherine Moore - As seen in MountainWings)
# 335---God and the Geese
(Author Unknown)
# 336---What was that I heard?
(Author Unknown)
# 337---Stuck in their Story
(© By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 338---The Gift That Keeps On Returning
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 339---Affirmation For Today
(By: Ralph Waldo Emerson)
# 340---Watch The Children
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 341---Thank you Father
(Author Unknown)
# 342---Looking for someone
(© 2002 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 343---Don't Hope Friend, Decide!
(© 1997 by Michael D. Hargrove and Bottom Line Underwriters, Inc.)
# 344---Dreams
(© 2005 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 345---The Prodigal's Daughter?
(Author Unknown)
# 346---Sighs of the Heart
(© 2002 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 347---Window of Opportunity
(By Jeanne Getz Pallos - Source: Signs of the Times)
# 348---On the Road
(© By Doyle Portela)
# 349---The Old Barn
(Author Unknown)
# 350---Little things
(© 2005 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 351---A Gift
(Author Unknown)
# 352---The Way You See People
(By: Zelig Pliskin – “Kindness: Making a Difference in People's Lives” - Shaar Press)
# 353---The Angel Who Opened My Heart
(By: Arlene Shipley - Edited by Shmuel Greenbaum)
# 354---The Awakening
(By: Virginia Marie Swift)
# 355---In All Fairness
(Humor)

(Author Unknown)
# 356---The Power And Beauty Of An Ugly Duckling
(© By: Charlie Badenhop)
# 357---Courage
(© 2005 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 358---Just Words
(© 2005 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 359---Katrina Winners
[formerly called: Great Story]
(As Told by Mike Dowdy - Hartselle, Alabama)
# 360---Oh My!
(Humor)
(Author Unknown)
# 361---My Dog
(By: Al Batt)
# 362---The Rope
(By: R. W. Miller editor @ SkyWriting.net -- based on a story account by Stephanie)
# 363---Into the light
(© 2005 By Bob Perks)
# 364---Give Everything
(By: David Sims)
# 365---Angel Smiles
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 366---Educating the soul
(©2005 By Bob Perks)
# 367---The Blind Men and the Elephant
(by: John Godfrey Saxe)
# 368---What gift would I give Him?
(©2005 By Bob Perks)
# 369---Dear Santa
(By Sharon Bryant)
# 370---THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS Violet
(©2004 by: Violet Apted)
# 371---Manatee Tranquility
(By Paul Dragon as told to Steve Creech)
# 372---An Unexpected Moment
(By Sara L. Henderson)
# 373---The Gnat
(Author Unknown--as seen in Mountain Wings)
# 374---Untie The Cat
(Author Unknown)
# 375---Wasting Precious Time
(by Joseph Sica--as seen in Morning Coffee)
# 376---"Look you're a star already"
(©2005 By Bob Perks)
# 377---“Flower Shower”
(A Zen Parable)
# 378---On the Road
(By Doyle Portela)
# 379---I Thought I Was the Only Balloon
(By Michael T. Smith - mtsmith@qwestonline.com)
# 380---The Predictability Of Habit
(By Chuck Swindoll)
# 381---A Boomerang World
(Author Unknown)
# 382---"Gracious, Abundant Rain"
(©2006 By Bob Perks)
# 383---Temper
(A Zen Story)
# 384---On Crazy Days Like These
(Author Unknown)
# 385---"As is"
(©2006 By Bob Perks)
# 386---Perspective
(Author Unknown)
# 387---The Best Road Rage
(Author Unknown)
# 388---The Whole Picture
(©2006 By Bob Perks)
# 389---The Auction
(Author Unknown)
# 390---Rainbows And Thank You's
(By: Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 391---Gratitude
(Author Unknown)
# 392---"Exercise Your Soul"
(By: Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 393---Crooked little smile
(©2006 By Bob Perks)
# 394---The Real Miracle
(a Zen Story)
# 395---The Gates of Paradise
(a Zen Parable)
# 396---The Boy Who Saved Thousands of Lives
(By Reg Green)
# 397---When God Created Fathers
(By Erma Bombeck)
# 398---A hole in the sky
(©2006 By Bob Perks)
# 399---'Enjoy the Coffee'
(Author Unknown)
# 400---Imperfect
(© Terri McPherson - From: Words from a Simple Heart©)
# 401---Truth, Honor And Salt & Pepper Sandwiches
(By Joseph Walker)
# 402---Shoes
(Author Unknown)
# 403---The Soap Maker
(as seen in Sermon Fodder)
# 404---A Crabby Old Woman
(Author Unknown)
# 405---View with Compassion
(By Zelig Pliskin)
(From: Kindness: Making a Difference in People's Lives: Formulas, stories, and insights)
# 406---How sad the dying rose
(©2006 By Bob Perks)
# 407---What is the purpose of life?
(From: An interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, author of "Purpose Driven Life " and pastor of Saddleback Church in California.)
# 408---Heaven and Hell
(Author Unknown)
# 409---Two Horses
(Author Unknown)
# 410---Sometimes God Uses Regular People
(written by a Hospice of Metro Denver physician)
# 411---You Don't Have To Be Original
(By: Michael T. Smith)
# 412---"At the end of the day"
(©2006 By Bob Perks)
# 413---And Then It's Winter
(Author Unknown)
# 414---Kindness
(Author Unknown--as seen in the-inspired-buffalo)
# 415---The Monastery of Silence [Humor]
(Author Unknown)
# 416---Tale Of A Taxi Driver [Humor]
(Author Unknown)
# 417---Thanksgiving Proclamation;
(By: Abraham Lincoln)
# 418---The Show
(© 2006 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 419---The Biggest Gift of All!
(© 2004 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 420---A Borrowed Christmas
(By Kathy Pippig Harris - CritterCrazy@AnimalFan.net)
# 421---The Very Best Gift of All
(©December 7, 2006 By: Pamela Perry Blaine - pamyblaine@blaines.us)
# 422---The Rock
(© 2001 by Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 423---e= mc sq'd
(Author Unknown - Attributed)
# 424---1.) We Wish You A Speedy Recovery and 2.) That Smile
(Authors Unknown)
# 425---I'm a Skunk
(© 2006 By Michael T. Smith)
# 426---The Young Man Who Was Afraid
(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-130 Section-6)
# 427---Are You Adoptable?
(Author Unknown)
# 428---Something in your eyes
(©By Bob Perks)
# 429---Don't Blame The 7 Dwarfs For Your Moods
(©2005 By Al Batt)
# 430---They Are All Our Children
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 431---Something For Your Heart
(©2004 by Mike Yaconelli - Taken from "Devotion")
# 432---Who I am Makes a Difference
(Author Unknown)
# 433---A Life Worth Celebrating
(By: Joseph Walker)
# 434---Joy In The Mourning
(By: Joseph Walker - valuespeak@msn.com)
# 435---The Child Within
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 436---System Restore
(©2007 By Bob Perks)
# 437---The Boy and the Puppies
(Author Unknown)
# 438---God and the Spider
(Author Unknown)
# 439---The Year 1906
(Author Unknown)
# 440---There's More To Life
(By Ellie Braun-Haley)
# 441---Little Frankie
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 442---When Does The Day Begin?
(as seen in The FAX of Life --Author Unknown)
# 443---The New Preacher
(Author Unknown)
# 444---Looks Can Be Deceiving
(By: Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 445---Cookies
(Author Unknown)
# 446---Rushing to the Rescue
(by Linda Witham)
# 447---Carl's Garden
(by Bill Walker)
# 448---The Simple Truth Of Service
(This is a true story as told to Barbara Glanz, CSP)
# 449---"For the first time"
(©2007 By Bob Perks)
# 450---The Responsibility Of Freedom
(By Joseph Walker)
# 451---Life Is Meant To Be Lived
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 452---Cold Feet
(By: Ron Gold)
# 453---Carpenter Wisdom
(Author Unknown)
# 454---The True Riches Of Life
(By: Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 455---Eagles In A Storm
(Author Unknown)
# 456---Remember the Feeling
(By Roger Dean Kiser)
# 457---Liking Yourself
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 458---I'll take whatever's left...
(©2007 - By Bob Perks)
# 459---Digging for Gold
(©2006 By Tony Masiello)
# 460---Hills
(By: Andreanna Spatafora)
# 461---Courage Of Conviction
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 462---What Will You Become?
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 463---E-ZPass©
(By Michael T. Smith)
# 464---Two Sisters
(By John Stuart)
# 465---Poor Little Butterfly!
(© 2007 by Bob Perks - http://www.IWishYouEnough.com)
# 466---Life is a Gift
(Author Unknown)
# 467---If I could only stop the wind!
(© 2007 by Bob Perks - http://www.IWishYouEnough.com)
# 468---The Greatest Success Of All
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 469---Do All The Good You Can
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 470---"The Christmas Miracle" formerly identified as "Sarah
(© 2000 Susan Morton Leonard) previously listed as (Author Unknown)
# 471---The Intent
(© 2003 By: Bob Perks - http://www.IWishYouEnough.com)
# 472---Just because it's Christmas!
(© 2002 By: Bob Perks - http://www.IWishYouEnough.com)
# 473---The Wondrous Origami Man
(Author Unknown - from sam7757, helpothers.org)
# 474---After Christmas
(Author Unknown)
# 475---Dancing In The Rain
(By Michael McCormack)
# 476---The Old Man and His Dog
(by: Catherine Moore)
# 477---Tattooed Agent of Mercy
(By: Dave Wethington)
# 478---Cherokee Legend
(Author Unknown)
# 479---Starfish
(Author Unknown)
# 480---Good Things
(By Russ Grover)
# 481---Everything you have done
(©2007 By Bob Perks)
# 482---Tommy
(By: Rev. John Powell, Professor Loyola University in Chicago)
# 483---Success Breeds Success
(Author Unknown)
# 484---Why Women Cry
(Author Unknown)
# 485---You are no different
(©2007 By Bob Perks)
# 486---The Habits Of Love
(By Joseph J. Mazzella - joecool@wirefire.com)
# 487---Hell-fire
(Author Unknown)
# 488---Trapped In The Wilderness
(by Ellie Braun-Haley)
# 489---Artist in Residence
(By: David McLaughlan)
# 490---Information Please
(By: Paul Villard)
# 491---Khaki
(by: Roger Dean Kiser)
# 492---Are You There, God?
(© 2008 All Rights Reserved by: CarolAnn Bailey-Lloyd, Lexington, SC)
# 493---A Candle Loses Nothing
(Author Unknown)
# 494---A Bigger Frying Pan
(Author Unknown)
# 495---Love And Understanding
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 496---The Little Things
(Author Unknown)
# 497---His Hands Were Huge
(By: Ettarose Lazaros)
# 498---Biker Dude At The Grocery Store
(Author Unknown--as seen at www.helpothers.org)
# 499---The Pebbles
(Author Unknown)
# 500---Show Someone You Care
(By: Bill Renda)
# 501---The Rope
(Author Unknown)
# 502---Destiny
(A Zen Parable)
# 503---Praying For Those Who Dream
(By: Joseph Walker)
# 504---Service Is a Choice
(By: Mac Anderson --as seen in Simple Truths)
# 505---The Gift Of A Smile
(By Ellie Braun-Haley)
# 506---“The game of “What if?”
(©2008 by: Bob Perks)
# 507---Carpenter's Glasses
(Author Unknown)
# 508---Table for Two
(By Nancy B. Gibbs - www.nancybgibbs.com)
# 509---Making Sand Castles
The Changing of Perspective Between Child and Adult...

(Author Unknown)
# 510---Your Turn
(by Sharmaine L. Hobbs)
# 511---LUCY
(Author Unknown)
# 512---Bringing Harmony To Discord
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 513---Everything begins with a knot
(© 2008 by Bob Perks - http://www.IWishYouEnough.com)
# 514---The Cab Ride
(By: Kent Nerburn Excerpt from "Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: Living in the Spirit of the Prayer of St. Francis")
# 515---Old Ed
(Author Unknown)
# 516---Heavy Steps
(By Ettarose Lazaros - ettaroselazaros@yahoo.com)
# 517---The Seed
(Author Unknown)
# 518---Dad, why are we here?
Humor (by: Dave Barry)
# 519---It will lose its Christmas
(©2008 By Bob Perks - http://www.IWishYouEnough.com)
# 520---Christmas Gifts
(By Joseph J. Mazzella - joecool@wirefire.com)
# 521---Working Christmas Day
(By Victoria Schlintz)
2008 SOW Seeds Christmas Service
Christmas Locket

(By: James A. Kisner))
# 522---Little Things
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 523---An Old  Cowboy's Advice
(Author Unknown)
# 524---The Two Churches
(Author Unknown)
# 525---Sometimes
(©2008 By: Bob Perks - http://www.IWishYouEnough.com)
# 526---How's Your Vision?
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 527---Learning to Dance in the Rain
(By Mac Anderson)
# 528---Pain in the neck
(©2009 By Bob Perks)
# 529---Love and the Cabby
(By Art Buchwald)
# 530---The Right Thing To Do
(by: Joseph Walker - ValueSpeak@msn.com)
# 531---To A Child Love is Spelled T-I-M-E
(By Lance Wubbles)
# 532---What Do You Want Most?
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 533---Four People
(Author Unknown)
# 534---When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
(Author Unknown)
# 535---The Compliment Guys
(By Patrick D. Odum -- From www.heartlight.org)
# 536---A Heavenly Voice
(By Lissa M. Lee - woolyspecial@yahoo.com)
# 537---The World, It Is A Changin'
(By Roger Dean Kiser)
# 538---Do you have any questions?
(©2009 By Bob Perks)
# 539---A 'Yes' Face
(By Charles Swindoll)
# 540---Berry Spoons
(Author Unknown)
# 541---A Life That Matters
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 542---Aren't They All Our Children?
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 543---True Faith
(by Ethel D. Compton 11/30/1960)
# 544---I Wuv You
(By Sharon Bryant - choklite@bellsouth.net)
# 545---The Awakening
(By: Virginia Marie Swift)
# 546---ordinary
(© 2009 By: Bob Perks)
# 547---The Circle of Giving and Receiving
(by Tim Collardey on Mar 15, 2009)
# 548---The Meaning of Peace
(Author Unknown)
# 549---Good Timing, Goose May Have Saved Teen's Life
(written by: Sara Gandy updated by: Nelson Garcia)
# 550---The Wedding Gown That Made History
(By: Hinda)
# 551---What Is Most Important
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 552---May You Be Blessed
(By: Kate Nowak)
# 553---Waves Of Worry
(By: Adrian Dieleman)
# 554---Your Weakness
(Author Unknown)
# 555---Running out of Gas
(©2009 by: Bob Perks)
# 556---Didn't Catch a Thing
(Author Unknown)
# 557---Senior Discount
(This is a story by David McClure from the Dallas News Community Opinion page.)
# 558---The Fishing Story
(Author Unknown)
# 559---The Fiddler
(By Vickey Stamps)
# 560---Doing Something Great
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 561---The Bell
(Author Unknown, as seen in MountainWings)
# 562---Lonely
(By Harold J. Sala)
# 563---I Am What I Am
(Author Unknown)
# 564---Clay Balls
(Author Unknown)
# 565---Where's My Heart?
(as seen in The Word For Today)
# 566---Old Friends
(Author Unknown)
# 567---Take Something Sad
(By Vickey Stamps - wordpaintervs@live.com)
# 568---Check it twiced
(©2003 By Bob Perks)
# 569---The Big Wheel
(Author Unknown)
# 570---A Gift Of Love
(By Joe Mazzella - joecool@wirefire.com)
The SOW Seeds Christmas Service---The Real Gift
(©2009 By Bob Perks - http://www.IWishYouEnough.com)
# 571---Happy Memory to Lift You Up
(By: “Anonymous Friend”)
# 572---Pay It Forward
(The author wishes to remain anonymous.)
# 573---A Trick
(Author Unknown - as seen in Inspiration Plus)
# 574---Meltdown
(Author Unknown - As seen at MountainWings)
# 575---Then I'll Be Happy
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 576---I Don't Understand My Husband
(By Janet Perez Eckles)
# 577---Burnt Biscuits
(Author Unknown)
# 578---Make Yourself Happy
(By: Smitha)
# 579---Stress
(Author Unknown)
# 580---Are You A Carrot, An Egg, Or A Coffee
(Author Unknown)
# 581---Better Than Money Or Fame
(By Jaye Lewis)
# 582---Bend
(©2010 - By Bob Perks - http://www.IWishYouEnough.com)
# 583---Steel And Velvet
(By Steve Goodier)
# 584---The Irony of the Rat Race Explained
(Author Unknown)
# 585---Mama, What Is It Like To Die?
(a true story told by Peter Marshall)
# 586---Somebody Loves You
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 587---Just A Mom?
(Author Unknown)
# 588---Who is They?
(By: Pastor Daniel J Megow - 5/20/97)
# 589---The Weaver
(By: K.P. -Ken Paginton)
# 590---The Empty Chair
(Author Unknown)
# 591---Solving Our Greatest Problems
(By Steve Goodier)
# 592--Anniversary Present
(By Roger Dean Kiser)
# 593--Welcome To The Real World
(By Joseph Walker)
# 594--Glass Of Milk
(Author Unknown)
# 595--The Power of Prayer
(Author Unknown)
# 596--=: Chicken Man :=
(from: Mikey's Funnies -- www.mikeysfunnies.com)
# 597--Special Thoughts
(By Linda Neukrug - From: Daily Guideposts 01/28/2002)
# 598--Another Word For Love
(By:Steve Goodier)
# 599--What I don't know
(© 2010 By Bob Perks)
# 600--Can you see Heaven in tomorrow?
(© 2010 By Bob Perks)
# 601--What Are We Raising?
(Author Unknown --as seen in hiswillbedone )
# 602--The Power Of Love
(By Joseph Walker )
# 603--'Billy Graham's Suit
(Author Unknown )
# 604--Live From Your Soul
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 605--The Tide Pool
(By Kathy Anne Harris)
# 606--It Will Pass
(A Zen Story)
# 607--Not a former...
(© 2010 By Bob Perks)
# 608--A Humble Spirit
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 609--Reggie
(Author Unknown)
# 610--Quilt of Holes
(Author Unknown)
# 611--Life Just Isn't
(Author Unknown)
# 612--A Child Within Us
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 613--Rainbows And Thank Yous
(By: Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 614--Peace of Mind
(Author Unknown)
# 615--Jesus & The Mud Puddle
(Anonymous Author)
# 616--The Christmas Project
(2002 © By Jo Kreis)
# 617--Your stockings have holes!
(©2002 by Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 618--Just One Wish
(By Margaret E. Mack)
# 619--The Voice Of Christmas
(© By Bob Perks)
# 620--Friends are God's way of taking care of us.
(Written by a Metro Denver Hospice Physician)
# 621--Burned Biscuits
(Author Unknown)
# 622--The Boy Who Saved Thousands of Lives
(By Reg Green)
# 623--The Apron
(Author Unknown)
# 624--The Old Watch
(By L. Wellington Miller)
# 625--The Immigrant
(By Lucia Cipriano)
# 626--God's Cake
(Author Unknown)
# 627--Good Karma
(By: The Dalai Lama)
# 628--No Left Turns
(by Michael Gartner)
# 629--Today I Didn't Do It
(Anonymous Author)
# 630--Jigsaw Puzzle
(By: Sally I. Kennedy, as seen in Irish Thursdays)
# 631--An Irish Memory
(By Joseph J. Mazzella - joemazzella@frontier.com)
# 632--Welcome Homes
(By Donna G.)
# 633--Sounds just like you
(By Bob Perks - http://www.IWishYouEnough.com)
# 634--The Seeker Of Truth
(Author Unknown)
# 635--Not Just "Having Church"
(By Rev. Kerry S. Doyal)
# 636--Contentment
(Author Unknown)
# 637--Amen Crackers
(© June 23, 2008 By Pamela Perry Blaine, pamyblaine@blaines.us)
# 638--Love in Action
(Written by Jean P. Sours in The Upper Room Daily Devotional)
# 639--Melting Your Enemy's Heart
(By Jim Wehrheim)
# 640--Experiencing Grace
(Copyright 2002 By Denise Banderman - Reprinted from Mikey's Funnies.)
# 641--Rags At The Banquet
(As seen at Inspirational Messages --Author Unknown)
# 642--No Regrets
(by: Marcia Hodge, as seen in Cup O'Cheer)
# 643--Thanks, Dad
(by Heidi Durig Heiby – from “Sweet Little Treasures”)
# 644--Code: White Dove
(By Shelley Madden)
# 645--A Made Up Mind
(Written by a young African pastor: it was tacked on the wall of his house and found after he died as a martyr for the Gospel - seen on a wall at Southeast Bible Baptist Church, Penfield NY, Bruce Craig, pastor)
# 646--The Garden Guard
(By Tom R. Kovach--as seen in Inspirations Plus)
# 647--The Clergyman
(Author Unknown)
# 648--Binding The Wounds
(by Jaye Lewis - jayelewis@centurylink.net)
# 649--One Mountain At A Time
(by: Joseph Walker - valuespeak at msn.com)
# 650--Gorilla Moment
(Author Unknown [Edited)
# 651--Wish
(© 2011 By Bob Perks)
# 652--Our Fruit We May Not See
(By Tom Moore - as seen in Inspiration Plus)
# 653--Dandelions
(Author unknown)
# 654--The Haircut
(Author unknown)
# 655--Five Dollars
(Author Unknown - As seen at MountainWings)
# 656--When The Church Is Working Like It's Supposed To
(By Edward Earl Jenkins - As seen in The Timothy Report)
# 657--Priceless
(Author Unknown)
# 658--Changing Colors
(By Joseph J. Mazzella - joemazzella@frontier.com)
# 659--Can You Wait?
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 660--He Saw Me Crying
(By Janet Perez Eckles)
# 661--It's hard to understand
(© by Bob Perks)
# 662--The Richest Man On The Bus
(Author Unknown -- as seen in Mountain Wings)
# 663--God's Wife
(Author Unknown)
# 664--The Unfolding of a Rose
(Author Unknown)
# 665--Where's Johnny's Cap?
(By Les Lamborn)
# 666--Every Seed Needs a Chance
(©2011 By Bob Perks)
# 667--Christmas Letter from Jesus
(Earthly Author Unknown)
# 668--Under The Influence Of Love
(By: Mary Southerland--as seen in Girlfriends in God)
# 669--Don't give up on Christmas
(©2011 - By Bob Perks)
# 670--Jewish Christmas
(Author Unknown – Humor Story)
# 671--A Cup Called Hope
(© 2011 By Shelley Madden)
# 672--The Old One
(By: Rev. David L. Griffith)
# 673--Broken Wing
(By: Jim Hullihan)
# 674--Perfect Timing
(Author Unknown--as seen in Thursday's Bread)
# 675--The Keeper of the Spring
(From Peter Marshall's book, “Mr. Jones, Meet the Master”)
# 676--Sometimes I feel...
(by Bob Perks)
# 677--The Prince's Valentine
(Author Unknown)
# 678--The Secret of Work
(by Swami Vivekananda in "Work and Its Secret")
# 679--Comfort Foods
(By Joseph J. Mazzella - joemazzella@frontier.com)
# 680--What Are You Going To Be?
(By Dan Miller--as seen in Love Your Work)
# 681--Company Policy
(Author Unknown)
# 682--The Old Fisherman
(Author Unknown)
# 683--Dress Me In Red
(By Cindy Dee Holms)
# 684--Fret-less
(©2012 By Bob Perks - <bobperks@comcast.net>)
# 685--Four Boyfriends
(Author Unknown)
# 686--The Small, Still Voice
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 687--Holding The Hands Of God
(By Milton C. Gardner, Jr.)
# 688--A Son's Love
(Author Unknown)
# 689--Road Trip
(Author Unknown)
# 690--Weeping with Pride
(Author Unknown)
# 691--The One Who Makes the Rain
(©2012 by: Bob Perks)
# 692--I Am Optimistic
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 693--RECEIVING A BLANK CHECK
(Author Unknown)
# 694--You Made a Difference
(By Michael T. Smith)
# 695--Smiles and Extended Hands
(by Tim Miller)
# 696--Sowing and Growing
(By Heidi Viars)
# 697--Making A Living, And Living
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 698--The Pine Wood Derby
(Author Unknown)
# 699--Rock in the Sandbox
(Author Unknown)
# 700--Coloring The Routine
(By Rocky Henriques)
# 701--Just One
(By C. Neil Strait)
# 702--Tangled Hair
(Author Unknown - Based on a story told by Beth Moore, Houston, TX)
# 703--The Power of Kindness
(Dr. Howard Kelly)
# 704--Woman and a Fork
(Author Unknown)
# 705--Encourage Someone Today
(by Alan Smith, Boone, NC)
# 706--He Is Shaping Us
(Author Unknown)
# 707--Finish the Race
(From Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks by Wayne Rice)
# 708--Just Another Tuesday
(By Julianna Morlet)
# 709--The Greatest of these Is LOVE:
A Different Perspective on I Corinthians 13

(Author Unknown)
# 710--The Whole Farmyard is At Risk
(Author Unknown)
# 711--I'm in Recovery
(©2012 By Bob Perks)
# 712--The Freeway Ramp
(By Sharon Bryant)
# 713--Everyone's waiting for Christmas
(©2012 by Bob Perks)
# 714--It Could be a Beautiful Place
(By Michael T. Smith)
# 715--Until the end of time
(©2012 by Bob Perks)
# 716--Beauty Is Soul Deep
(By Steve Goodier)
# 717--The Balloon
(By Oriah Mountain Dreamer)
# 718--Tim and Uncle Al
(Author Unknown)
# 719--Daniel's Gloves
(Author Unknown)
# 720--Mercy or Justice? Your Druthers
(By Rev. Kerry S. Doyal)
# 721--Your last breath
(©2013 By Bob Perks)
# 722--The Gazebo of Love
(By B.J. Cassady)
# 723--Spending Your Whole Life In One Tree
(By James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited)
# 724--Clay Balls
(Author Unknown)
# 725--I Want to be a Mountain
(By Michael T. Smith)
# 726--Giving Thanks
(By B.J. Cassady)
# 727--The Gift
(From Michael Josephson)
# 728--Humor Can Make A Serious Difference
(By Steve Goodier)
# 729--Star Struck
(By Nancy Zeider)
# 730--Apples
(Author Unknown)
# 731--Jesse Was A Chicken Plucker
(Author Unknown)
# 732--The Ocean has no Memory
(©2013 By Bob Perks)
# 733--Just Stand Up
(©2013 By Bob Perks)
# 734--The Road to Happiness
(Mac Anderson and BJ Gallagher (an excerpt from the book)
# 735--Mother's Day Out Of Control
(By Joseph Walker)
# 736--On Highway 109
(Origin Unknown)
# 737--Memorial Day Was Meant to Reconcile
(Lillian Daniel, Pastor and author of "This Odd and Wondrous Calling")
# 738--A Decision I Must Make Every Day
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 739--A Simple Story About Thoughtfulness
(by Rajesh Setty)
# 740--The Rose
(By Daniel Miller)
# 741--A Real Winner
(Author Unknown--as seen in The Daily Encourager)
# 742--Now That's God
(Author Unknown)
# 743--Encourage Someone Today
(by Alan Smith, Boone, NC)
# 744--Talk To The Cook
(Author Unknown)
# 745--The Garden Guard
(By Tom R. Kovach --as seen in Inspirations Plus)
# 746--Just Old Pencils!
(Author Unknown)
# 747--Make The Most Out Of Every Single Day
(From: Lisa Beamer)
# 748--A Lesson for a Lifetime
(by Janet Seever)
# 749--"Lost along the shore"
(© 2013 By Bob Perks)
# 750--And Then It Is Winter
(Author Unknown)
# 751--Charm School
(By Steve Goodier)
# 752--Shmily
(By Laura Jeanne Allen)
# 753--Wise Advice
(Author Unknown)
# 754--A Cranky Old Man
(Author Unknown)
# 755--GOD'S Rosebud
(Author Unknown)
# 756--A White Feather
(By Deborah Durbin)
# 757--State Trooper?
(from Ram Das "Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart")
# 758--Easy Eddie
(Author Unknown)
# 759--The time we spend waiting
(By Bob Perks)
# 760--Keeping Up Appearances
(Author Unknown)
# 761--Santa's Helper
(Author Unknown)
# 762--The best snowman ever!
(copyright 2007 By Bob Perks)
# 763--The Forgotten Ones
(By Kathleene S. Baker)
2013 Christmas Day SOWChristmas Letter From Jesus
(Earthly Author Unknown)
# 764--A Hole in the World
(By Steve Goodier)
# 765--The Container
(Author Unknown)
# 766--Unspoken Lesson
(Author Unknown)
# 767--Let the tears fall down
(©2013 By Bob Perks - http://www.BobPerks.com)
# 768--Just For Today
(Author Unknown)
# 769--Answered Prayers
(VerroniKA Maria Walch)
# 770--A Parable of a Child
(From: Steve Goodier)
# 771--Why Do People Shout In Anger?
(Author Unknown - As heard on the Buddhist Broadcast Network)
# 772--Backwards Living
(Author Unknown)
# 773--Graduation Day
(Author Unknown)
# 774--What We Fear
(By -- Anonymous)
# 775--No Better Time Than Now To Be Happy
(Author Unknown)
# 776--You Do It Your Way, and I'll Do It Mine
(By: Jenny Mason)
# 777--Two Grains
(by Anna Chui)
# 778--God has a design...
(©2005 By Bob Perks -Bob@BobPerks.com)
# 779--A Baby's Hug
(Author Unknown)
# 780--Lessons from a Nursing Home
(By Caitlin Brown)
# 781--Last Ride Of My Shift
(By: Kent Nerburn)
# 782--Who Sets Your Standards?
(By Steve Goodier)
# 783--A Reason to Give
(The author wishes to remain anonymous)
# 784--The Old Farmer and His Mule
(Author Unknown)
# 785--The Little Boy and the Little Old Man
(By Shel Silverstein)
# 785--The Little Boy and the Little Old Man
(By Shel Silverstein)
# 786--A Moment Of Kindness
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)
# 787--What My Dad Taught Me
(By Mary Tonge)
# 788--The Magic Bank Account
(This was found in the billfold of coach Paul Bear Bryant of the University of Alabama after he died in 1982.)
# 789--The Letter
(Author Unknown)
# 790--Butterscotch
(By Michele Dellapenta - In Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen)
# 791--Friendship
(Author Unknown)
# 792--Baubie's Guest
(by Nathan Stolov)
# 793--Trip Home
(Author Unknown)
# 794--Fishing for Life
(By Bob Perks)
# 795--Love me now
(By Bob Perks)
# 796--Are You A Friend?
(Author Unknown)
# 797--Once Loved
(©2010 by Bob Perks)
# 798--The Woman and Her Hair
(Author Unknown)
# 799--Be Careful What You Pray For
(By: Michael Jantzen)
# 800--I Can Sleep When The Wind Blows
(Author Unknown)
# 801--A Generous Woman
(by Sheila Sullivan)
# 802--The Troubled Mr. Wong
(by Shiuan Liu)
# 803--The Complaining Apprentice
(From Zen teachings --Author Unknown)
# 804--The Biggest Gift of All!
(By Bob Perks)
# 805--Christmas at Baring School
(© December 2007 By Pamela Perry Blaine)
# 806--Until the end of time
(By: Bob Perks)
New Years SOW Seeds Story--
Start Over!

(Author Unknown)
# 807--The Old Fisherman
(by Margaux Geofferys)
# 808--The Key
(Author Unknown--as seen in The Daily Encourager)
# 809--The Wallet
(Author Unknown)
# 810--Potatoes Spoil, People Don't Spoil
(By: Steve Goodier)
# 811--The Golden Buddha
(By Nick Ortner)
# 812--From His Perspective
(Author Unknown)
# 813--He Was There All Along
(Author Unknown)
# 814--Grandma's Hands
(Author Unknown)
# 815--The Crash
(Author Unknown)
# 816--Don't We All?
(Author Unknown)
# 817--Angel in the Playground
(By Suzan Spitzberg)
# 818--The Carpenter
(Author Unknown)
# 819--Farmer Math
(Author Unknown)
# 820--The Odd Beggar
(By Dr. Ved Mitra Sharma, New Delhi (India))
# 821--The Indian Legend of Human Divinity
(Author Unknown))
# 822--An Angel To Watch Over Me
(By Joan Wester Anderson))
# 823--The New Neighbors and the Wash
(Author Unknown)
# 824--Look Up!
(Author Unknown)
# 825--No Wrong Time To Say The Right Thing
(By Steve Goodier)


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