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Wisdom in Story - Parable of the Trees

Posted by Steven Barben on

       Parable of The Trees        There was once a certain man who owned very much land where upon he had planted and grown very many trees of all varieties.  His forest was most beautiful and admired by men and women throughout the land.           The man, as well, loved his beautiful forest.  Each day he walked about in it and also admired it.  Nevertheless, the man was growing very old and well knew that one day the years would take his life.       So then he considered what should become of his forest of trees...

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Wisdom in Story - Easter in the Park

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            Easter in the Park          Easter in the park was a town custom. It was one that brought the community together. The townspeople spent the most part of a week preparing for it. Parents spent hours making baskets for each of their children, and each basket was made unique and carried with it the name of the child to whom it belonged. When the baskets were finished and filled with sweet treasures, they were then set out on the porches of the many homes for the Easter bunny to gather and hide. On Easter morning, after...

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Wisdom in Story - Parable of the King's Servants

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Parable of the King's Servants        Somewhere out there in this wide world, or it could have been another, a great and wise king governed a land of many people, his servants. One day, he thought to determine the value of his servants, so arranged a certain course for them to follow, gathered them together, and presented to them his plan.       He explained that the course he had made would include many obstacles and challenges. Then he asked that each of his servants participate. At first many were hesitant, until it was announced that tremendous amounts of gold...

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Wisdom in Story - Questioning Learning

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                      Questioning Learning       "Why do I need math?" Said James to his older brother John. "Why should I need to multiply, divide, add, and subtract? What good is it?"      Although brother John understood the reason, he could not explain enough. James would simply have to discover the reason for himself.      "Why do I need algebra?" Said John to older brother Jeff. "What good will it do for me in life? I shall probably never need to use it."      Although brother Jeff understood the reason, he could not explain enough. John would simply have to discover the...

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Wisdom in Story - Somewhere Sombody Loves that Boy

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 Somewhere Somebody Loves That Boy     There were only a few, popular boys,With whom the other children laughed, And played, and talked.They were what other boys wished to be.And one of those boys, who wished, was me.They were smart; and they were cool.They were the important ones at school.My chance to be popular finally came.They asked me to join them in one of their games. I came in great haste to join in their fun.And was filled with joy to have finally won,The thing I most wanted, popularity.Now I was proud; I was smart; I was cool.So when Johnny...

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