Category Archive: Fables

Jul 31

The Old Tree

What a beautiful analogy for our lives! “For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. …

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Jun 21

A Weather Report

Something for each of us to think about as summer has officially begun! ~ Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. ~ John Ruskin The North Wind and the Sun   The North Wind …

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Apr 16

A Lesson for the church: The Tortoise and The Geese

The following tale was originally written by Maude Barrows Dutton in 1908. It was published in a book titled “The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai”. There are many versions of this fable that have been told and the moral of each seems to depend on the context it was written. Personally, I …

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Jan 03

Inviting the Bears


Dear Reader: You may have noticed an email asking you to confirm that you want to continue to follow my blog. I’ve left and moved to a self-hosting site. I’ve been working on the site (lots more to do, feel free to share your thoughts on how to make it better!) One of the “bumps” …

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Nov 26

La Besace

La Besace* — The Alms Bag Fables of Jean De La Fontaine; Translated by Michael Star One day mighty Jupiter said “Let all living things come before me to compare themselves, one with the other. Let no one be afraid to speak honestly even if they find fault. I shall ensure that no harm comes of it. Come Monkey, you …

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