Marsha Jordan

Apr 212009
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan How does being a Christian affect the minute details of your daily life? Do we put in “pew time” on Sundays but live pretty much the same way everyone else does the rest of the week? Or do we live lives of excellence at all times? Aristotle said, […]

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True Riches

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Feb 202009
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan I have an acquaintance who won big on the slot machines in Las Vegas. I wouldn’t mind having money spill out of a machine into my pockets, but that’s not likely to happen since I don’t gamble. However, I am rich because I possess a treasure greater than […]

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Now I See

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Feb 202009
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Due to complications of an illness, without warning I’d been struck blind. As I lay awake in the lonely darkness, I prayed harder than I’d ever prayed before. I was living a nightmare. I felt alone and afraid. The searing pain stabbed at my eyes as if fire […]

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Sister Sister

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Feb 202009
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan My sister, Mrs. Clean, bleaches her ceiling, vacuums the driveway, and irons socks. Her house looks like a magazine cover. Mine looks like the county dump. Her floors are so clean you could eat off them. You can eat off mine too . . . if you’re a […]

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What the World Needs

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Nov 012007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan My grandson was here for five days, and I lived to tell about it. The husband and I spent much of that time trying to impress upon Cobi that a diet of just pickles and olives is not balanced or healthy. Yesterday, he had three huge pickles for […]

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The Sunshine of a Warm Word

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Sep 302007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Two kids were talking one day. Marvin said, “That new kid in school is nothing but a big fathead!” Matilda, in her refined way, softly said, “You shouldn’t call people names like that. It’s rude. I never call people names.” Marvin shrugged and told her, “Well, I just […]

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Undie Man to the Rescue!

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Sep 072007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Last night my grandson, Cobi, was putting his pajamas on in the bathroom when suddenly, the door swung open and he jumped out. Wearing his underwear on his head, he announced, “It’s Undie Man to the rescue!” Cobi loves super heroes. Last week when I bought him new […]

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Nobody Appreciates Me

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Jun 242007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Have you ever felt forgotten, neglected, unappreciated, or unloved? Haven’t we all? Joseph, a prophet of God, was mistreated by his jealous brothers and just about everybody else he encountered. His brothers sold him as a slave and told their dad he’d been killed by a wild animal. […]

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Jun 062007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan I recently bought a magnifying mirror . . . a big, lighted magnifying mirror that makes it impossible for me to ignore all my face’s imperfections. The unreasonable clerk who sold me the mirror wouldn’t let me return it. She said not liking what I saw in it […]

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He Did What He Could

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Apr 302007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan John the Baptist didn’t have any great talents. He didn’t perform mystifying miracles (not even a simple card trick). He wasn’t a handsome crooner with a voice like Perry Como’s. He didn’t have degrees or diplomas. He didn’t have an impressive gift of speaking like Billy Graham. He […]

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Storm Debris

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Apr 072007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan After some friends lost their home in a tornado, I helped them clean up what was left. There wasn’t much. Where their house had once stood was a refrigerator. That’s all. Destruction was everywhere. Debris covered the yard and the nearby woods. All day we sorted through the […]

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Help! I've Become My Mother!

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Apr 052007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan I swore it would never happen, but it did. I noticed it one sweltering August afternoon in 2001. I opened my mouth and . . . out came my mother’s voice! I was saying all the things I’d long ago sworn never to repeat. I HAD BECOME MY […]

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Little Acts of Love

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Apr 052007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan As I loaded dishes into the dishwasher, I sang along with the radio. My grandson looked up from the picture he was coloring and said, “Grandma, there’s one thing about you that I don’t like.” Anticipating what he was going to say, I asked, “What? That I sing […]

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Limburger Attitude

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Mar 022007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan I don’t like morning — it starts too early in the day. Yesterday morning was worse than most and started out bad from the get go. I always know it’s going to be a lousy day when it begins with getting out of bed. I’ve had bronchitis for […]

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Jan 162007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Have you ever wished, during some horrible time of your life, that you could run into a safe place and hide from the sadness or fear that stalks you? I saw a movie about a mother and daughter whose home was broken into. They hid in a special […]

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Jan 162007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan What can you say to a parent who loses a child to cancer? Whatever words we offer are inadequate to lessen their sorrow. We have no answers to questions like, “Why this child?” or “Why now?” and “What do I do now?” Another question we all ask and […]

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Things That Go Barf in the Night

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Jan 162007
 

This story is shared by Marsha Jordan I have difficulty sleeping because my dog shares my bed. When I say “shares,” I mean he assigns me a tiny space on the edge where I must hang on with my toenails to keep from falling out. Louie stretches out sideways in the middle of the bed […]

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What Are You Worth?

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Jan 162007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan My husband and I collect antiques and often argue about their value. He’ll say, “This is worth $500.” And my reply is “It’s not worth anything unless someone is willing to buy it.” People put great value on things. I laugh at how much some folks pay for […]

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Angel Hugs

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Feb 232002
 

This story is shared by Marsha Jordan Ever wonder what angels look like? Are they gray-haired women with dangling earrings like Della Reese in the television show? Or do they resemble chubby, winged babies portrayed in paintings? I’ve never seen a spiritual being, so I can’t say. But I have encountered some “earth” angels who […]

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