A friend relates that she started graduate school without any idea how she was going to pay for it. There was a little money in savings and she guessed that would get her started.
A truck driver, in a hurry, pulled into a parking spot without much care, jumped out of his car, and ran into a store. A moment later another driver came out of the store, and when she got to her car, she saw that she couldn't open the driver door because the truck had parked too close to her car
Years ago a columnist interviewed former President Jimmy Carter during a book tour. At the time, a political candidate was under fire for her unfortunate comments taken from scripture on sexuality.
When Beth unexpectedly inherited a large amount of money, she was scared. She had never managed such a sum before, and she was intimidated by the prospect of handling this responsibility correctly.
Bland. Not the most appealing trait. It sounds like a punishment: “Since you’ve worked yourself into an ulcer, you need to eat bland food for three months.”
My sister is discussing the significance of offering the sign of peace at Mass with the students in her catechism class. “Many times you are extending peace to people you know—friends and family. But often you are offering the gesture to a perfect stranger. That is a very powerful thing to do.”
After the last Sunday Mass, she would stay in church. She kept herself busy gathering the discarded bulletins, spilled Cheerios, and dropped tissues from the pews. She never talked to anyone, but would smile if they acknowledged her.
When it comes to preparing the way for the Lord’s arrival, nobody’s got my brother-in-law beat—at least when it comes to Christmas decorating. Most men have something they like to show off harmlessly about, and for Dan it’s his Christmas tree.
The first vocation invitation or call that I received was from my father. It was my junior year in college and I had yet to declare a major.
In the movie Home Alone, 8-year-old Kevin McCallister acted surprisingly brave—except when it came to going down into his basement. He was frozen with fear when he had to descend into his spooky basement with its strange sounds, eerie shadows, and monstrous furnace with air ducts flailing out like the arms of a giant squid.