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Prayer for Good Humor by St. Thomas More

Prayer for Good Humor by St. Thomas More

Prayer for Good Humor, by St. Thomas More Grant me, O Lord, good digestion, and also something to digest. Grant me a healthy body, and the necessary good humor to maintain it. Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good and that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil, […]

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A Share in the World to Come - a story about the prophet Elijah and two clowns

A Share in the World to Come

‘Rabbi Baruqa of Huza often went to the marketplace at Lapet. One day, the prophet Elijah appeared to him there, and Rabbi Baruqa asked him, “Is there anyone among all these people who will have a share in the World to Come?”

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Roly Bain, clown minister

Roly Bain

Roly Bain (1954 – 2016) Roly Bain was a famous clown minister who performed in his native England, Europe, the United States of America, and around the world. In 1954 Roly Bain was born, part of a set of triplets, to Richard Findlater, biographer of the first great English clown Joseph Grimaldi.

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The Day the Circus Came to Town, written by Melody Carlson, illustrated by Ned Butterfield

The Day the Circus Came to Town

The Day the Circus Came to Town, written by Melody Carlson, illustrated by Ned Butterfield  The Day the Circus Came to Town  is a nicely written and beautifully illustrated children’s book set in the early 20th Century, in an unnamed small town in the United States of America.   It tells the story of Billy, […]

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Chapter One of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon - inspiration for the "What Would Jesus Do?" (WWJD) movement

In His Steps | Charles Sheldon | What Would Jesus Do | Chapter 11

Chapter Eleven of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon – inspiration for the “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD) movement DONALD MARSH, President of Lincoln College, walked home with Mr. Maxwell. “I have reached one conclusion, Maxwell,” said Marsh, speaking slowly. “I have found my cross and it is a heavy one, but I shall never […]

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Chapter One of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon - inspiration for the "What Would Jesus Do?" (WWJD) movement

In His Steps | Charles Sheldon | What Would Jesus Do | Chapter 23

Chapter Twenty-three of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon – inspiration for the “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD) movement “I AM just back from a visit to Raymond,” Dr. Bruce began, “and I want to tell you something of my impressions of the movement there.”

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Chapter One of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon - inspiration for the "What Would Jesus Do?" (WWJD) movement

In His Steps | Charles Sheldon | What Would Jesus Do | Chapter 22

Chapter Twenty-Two of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon – inspiration for the “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD) movement FELICIA started off to the play not very happy, but she was familiar with that feeling, only sometimes she was more unhappy than at others. Her feeling expressed itself tonight by a withdrawal into herself. When […]

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Chapter One of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon - inspiration for the "What Would Jesus Do?" (WWJD) movement

In His Steps | Charles Sheldon | What Would Jesus Do | Chapter 10

Chapter Ten of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon – inspiration for the “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD) movement “If any man serve me, let him follow me.” IT was nearly midnight before the services at the Rectangle closed. Gray stayed up long into Sunday morning, praying and talking with a little group of converts […]

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Chapter One of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon - inspiration for the "What Would Jesus Do?" (WWJD) movement

In His Steps | Charles Sheldon | What Would Jesus Do | Chapter 09

Chapter Nine of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon – the inspiration for the “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD) movement HENRY MAXWELL finished reading and dropped the paper. “I must go and see Powers. This is the result of his promise.” He rose, and as he was going out, his wife said: “Do you think, […]

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Chapter One of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon - inspiration for the "What Would Jesus Do?" (WWJD) movement

In His Steps | Charles Sheldon | What Would Jesus Do | Chapter 21

Chapter Twenty-One of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon – inspiration for the “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD) movement “Master, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest.” THE Saturday afternoon matinee at the Auditorium in Chicago was just over and the usual crowd was struggling to get to its carriage before any one else. The […]

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