Tag Archives: folktale

What Effort Are You Making?

Unmarried couples nurture their relationship.  They are on their best behavior.  They are polite.  They listen with interest to each another.  He is a chivalrous gentleman.  She is a lady.  They spend quality time together.  They try to endear themselves one to … Continue reading

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I Want The Goat to Die!

“There is an old Russian fable, with different versions in other countries, about two poor peasants, Ivan and Boris. The only difference between them was that Boris had a goat and Ivan didn’t. One day, Ivan came upon a strange-looking … Continue reading

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The Scars of Sin

2 Samuel 12:7-15 , “Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man!  Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘I anoint you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave you your master’s house … Continue reading

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Someone Sees You

Have you heard the folktale “Someone Sees You”? Here it is as recorded in The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett… Once upon a time a man decided to sneak into his neighbor’s fields and steal some wheat. “If … Continue reading

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The Man, The Boy, The Donkey

Once upon a time there was a man, a boy (the man’s son), and a donkey.  The three were headed to the market.  They had not gone far before they met a farmer.  He said, “You are very foolish to … Continue reading

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