• Christmas,  Holidays

    The Christmas Truce

    The Christmas Truce is a touching story about how even enemies can put down their arms and share peace together, even if just for a short time. This is the perfect story for Christmas. We hope y’all will enjoy and pass it on for all to read and experience. by David G. StratmanFrom his book, We Can Change the WorldIt was December 25, 1914, only 5 months into World War I. German, British, and French soldiers, already sick and tired of the senseless killing, disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with “the enemy” along two-thirds of the Western Front (a crime punishable by death in times of war). German troops held…

  • On Santa's Team
    Children,  Christmas,  Holidays,  Life Lessons

    On Santa’s Team

    On Santa’s Team is about a lesson taught by one Grandmother to her Grandson on the true meaning of Christmas and Santa Clause. My grandma taught me everything about Christmas. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: “There is no Santa Claus,” jeered my sister. “Even dummies know that!” My grandma was not the gushy kind, never had been. I fled to her that day because I knew she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told the truth, and I knew that the truth always went down a whole…

  • Children,  Just Plain Southern

    Saying Grace In A Restaurant

    Saying Grace in a Restaurant! Last week, I took my children to a restaurant.My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.As we bowed our heads he said,“God is good, God is great.Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you moreif Mom gets us ice-cream for dessert.And Liberty and justice for all!Amen” Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby,I heard a woman remark,“That’s what’s wrong with this country.Kids today don’t even know how to pray.Asking God for ice-cream!Why, I never!” Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me,“Did I do it wrong?Is God mad at me?” As I held him and assured him…

  • Life Lessons

    The Three Trees (An Important Life Lesson)

    The Three Trees (An Important Life Lesson) There were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, ‘Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.’ Then the second tree said, ‘Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take Kings and Queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.’ Finally the third tree said, ‘I want to…

  • All good Southerners already know these, but in fairness to those Yankees who decided to stay down here we created this list. | Waffle House | Southern Names | Hillbillies | SEC Football | College Football | BBQ | Cracker Barrel | Two Southern Sweeties | #southernlifestyle #southern
    Just Plain Southern

    Rules of the Southern Lifestyle

    Rules of the Southern Lifestyle All good Southerners already know these, but in fairness to those Yankees who decided to stay down here: 1. Don’t order a steak at a Waffle House. They serve breakfast 24 hrs a day, so let them cook something they know. 2. Don’t laugh at people’s names. Merleen, Bodie, Luther Ray, Tammy Ann, Mari Beth, and Inez have all been known to whip a man’s ass for less than that. 3. Don’t order a bottle of pop or a can of soda — this can lead to a merciless beating. Down South it’s called Coke, even if you want a Pepsi. 4. Don’t show allegiances…

  • Humor,  Life Lessons

    Life From The Seat Of A Tractor

    Life from the seat of a tractor.. An old Farmer’s Words of Wisdom we could all live by……. Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into your ears are whispered¦….not yelled. Meanness don’t just happen overnight. Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads. Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge. You cannot unsay a cruel word. Every path has a few puddles.…

  • Children,  Life Lessons

    TIME

    TIME A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door. Over the phone, his mother told him, “Mr. Belser died last night. The funeral is Wednesday.” Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days. “Jack, did you hear me?” “Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It’s been so long since I thought of him. I’m sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago,” Jack said… “Well, he didn’t forget you. Every time I saw him he’d ask how you were doing. He’d reminisce about the many days you spent over ‘his side of the…