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Stone Soup Story, The  (by: Author Unknown)
Many years ago three soldiers, hungry and weary of battle, came upon a small village. The villagers, suffering a meager harvest and the many years of war, quickly hid what little they had to eat and met the three at the village square, wringing their hands and bemoaning the lack of anything to eat.
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Story of the Fisher King, The  (by: Richard LaGravenese)
It begins with the king as a boy, having to spend the night alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king.
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Teddy Bear's Call  (by: Author Unknown)
I was on the outskirts of a little Southern town, trying to reach my destination before the sun went down. The old CB was blaring away on channel 1-9, when there came a little boy's voice on the radio line. He said, "Breaker 1-9, is anyone there? Come on back, truckers, and talk to Teddy Bear."
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Tetsugen and the Sutras  (by: Author Unknown)
Tetsugen, a devotee of Zen in Japan, decided to publish the sutras, which at that time were available only in Chinese. The books were to be printed with wood blocks in an edition ofseven thousand copies, a tremendous undertaking.
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The Giving Trees  (by: Author Unknown)
I was a single parent of four small children, working at a minimum-wage job. Money was always tight, but we had a roof over our heads, food on the table, clothes on our backs and, if not a lot, always enough. My kids told me that in those days they didn't know we were poor. They just thought Mom was cheap. I've always been glad about that.
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Tommy Gheesling  (by: Cheryl Norwood)
I work at the downtown church in our small town. A young man named Tommy Gheesling wanders in from time to time. I do not know the nature of his disability, whether brain damage from an accident or a stroke, but he struggles to talk and walk. Yet he is always doing something for someone else.
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What Goes Around  (by: Dan Strickland)
This is a true story that happen to me about four years ago. It was the first Sunday in December and we were in our Sunday School to learn about a family that had been referred from social services that was in real need of clothes and food.
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What Goes Around (2)  (by: Natalie Wright)
We took a vacation trip to Florida right at Thanksgiving. In fact we were traveling on the big day. We stopped for dinner at a restaurant. While we were eating a man came in who was dressed very poorly and sat at down at the counter. He ordered coffee and nothing else.
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Whatever You Need  (by: Martin Rutte)
I was working as a consultant in a beer company, helping the president and senior vice-presidents formulate and implement their new strategic vision. It was an enormous challenge. At the same time, my mother was in the final stages of cancer.
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Whip in His Hand, A  (by: Author Unknown)
Compassion is not having a bleeding heart full of sympathy for others --compassion is such a depth of love that one is willing to do whatever it takes to bring awareness to a situation.
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