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The Christian Army The Christian Army

The Christian Army
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls)  Saint Paul, in writing to the Christians of his day, urges them to be "good soldiers of the Lord Jesus Christ." If every Christian is a soldier, then the Church ought to be called "the Christian Army." And this makes plainer to us what it means to join the Church. Armies, as you know, are divided into regiments, and regiments into companies. Every soldier in the army belongs to a certain company. If a man said that he wanted to belong to the United States Army, but that he did... Short Stories - Post by : Aura_Yoga - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 1589

Where Is Heaven? Where Is Heaven?

Where Is Heaven?
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) Our great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers used to talk much about where heaven was. And some thought it was up above the clouds, and others thought it would be here on earth, after all the wickedness and selfishness were done away. Every one, however, used to think that the New Jerusalem, with its pearly gates and golden streets, was a real place like the cities of to-day. But we think of heaven more as the feeling in our hearts when we are happy from being with our friends, or when we have... Short Stories - Post by : bjorn - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 3018

The Bramble-bush King The Bramble-bush King

The Bramble-bush King
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) There is a story in the Old Testament which says that once upon a time the trees gathered together to choose a king to rule over them. First they invited the olive-tree; but the olive-tree said it was too busy bearing fruit. Then they asked the fig-tree to be king; but the fig-tree had its work to do, and also declined. Next they waited upon the vine with an invitation; but, like the others, it did not wish to be their king. Finally the trees asked the bramble to accept... Short Stories - Post by : krissty - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 3694

The Terror By Night The Terror By Night

The Terror By Night
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) In some parts of Canada the country is still thinly settled by people, wild animals are quite numerous. In one of these communities there once lived a boy who was in the village late one night. He had been at the village-store, and had heard the men talking about a wildcat that had been seen in that neighbourhood a short time before. The boy was not a coward, but when he started for his home, three miles away, in the country, he was nervous. Nothing happened, however, until he... Short Stories - Post by : sortiz2369 - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 3008

On Deck On Deck

On Deck
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) When I was a boy I belonged to a baseball team in the village where I lived, and when we played games with a team from another village we had a scorer who not only kept tally of the runs, but also told us who was to be the next at the bat. He would say, "So-and-so is at the bat, So-and-so is on deck." And when he told a boy he was "on deck," that boy knew he was to be the next one at the bat. Boys and... Short Stories - Post by : tuppen - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 1379

The He-said Girl The He-said Girl

The He-said Girl
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) Sometimes, when I am walking along the street, I catch snatches of conversation as I pass by a group of little girls. And often I hear the phrase "He said" this, or "He said" that. There are girls who do not seem to talk about much else but what this boy or that boy has said, and these girls I call "he-said" girls. Now, of course it is all right for girls to think about the boys. We could not stop that if we would, and we would not stop... Short Stories - Post by : Clifford - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 3512

The Whispering Gallery The Whispering Gallery

The Whispering Gallery
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) If you ever go to London, one of the many buildings which will be pointed out to you will be Saint Paul's Cathedral, which is capped by a wonderful dome. And if you ask the guide, he will show you in that dome a strange room known as the "Whispering Gallery." In this gallery your lowest whisper can be heard on the other side of the room, a great distance away. It would be hard to tell secrets in a room like that. But there is a still more wonderful... Short Stories - Post by : square1services - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 2926

Easter Easter

Easter
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) Once upon a time a Persian king was marching westward with a great army to fight against Greece. In the evening, after the army had encamped for the night, someone found the king looking over the host of people spread out before him, and he was in tears. When he was asked the cause of his sadness, he replied that he had been thinking that one hundred years from that time not one of all these men in his army would be alive. That was long before Christ lived, and... Short Stories - Post by : Mr_Millionaire - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 878

The Repentance Of Samuel Johnson The Repentance Of Samuel Johnson

The Repentance Of Samuel Johnson
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) When you begin to study English literature you will hear a great deal about Samuel Johnson, who wrote one of the first English dictionaries, and was a great scholar. Johnson's father was a bookseller, who used to have a little shop in the market-place he sold books on market-days. One day, when Johnson was a boy, his father took sick and asked Samuel to go to the market-place and sell books for him. Johnson was ashamed of such work, and refused to go. But many years afterward, when he... Short Stories - Post by : terryrayburn - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 1367

A Hint From A Caribou A Hint From A Caribou

A Hint From A Caribou
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) This is an animal-story. It is about a caribou. A caribou is a kind of reindeer, and lives in Canada. One day a man was out in a stumpy pasture-field beside a woods in Canada, and he saw a mother caribou and her little calf feeding quietly down in a valley nearby. He was on a little hill some distance away, but the wind was blowing in the direction of the caribou. Presently the mother caribou raised her head, sniffed the air, and looked in the direction where the man... Short Stories - Post by : troutwood - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 842

The First Christmas Carol The First Christmas Carol

The First Christmas Carol
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) In England on Christmas eve boys and girls and men and women go about the streets singing Christmas carols, or songs, at the doors of people's houses, and the people for whom they sing give them tokens of their good-will. The first verse of one of the oldest and best Christmas carols is as follows: "God rest you merry, gentlemen; Let nothing you dismay,For Christ was born of Mary Upon a Christmas Day."That is a very beautiful carol, but there is one still more beautiful. It is the... Short Stories - Post by : howard666 - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 1146

Bread And Wine Bread And Wine

Bread And Wine
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) This is Communion Sunday, when the Church celebrates what is known as "the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper." You remember that on the night before Christ was crucified He gathered His twelve disciples together that He might have a quiet meal and talk with them. And it is that Last Supper, as it is known, which we call to mind when we observe Communion Sunday. The first Christians did not have communion on Sunday. They used to have a common meal together on weekdays, and at a neighbour's house. At... Short Stories - Post by : Mecca - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 2697

A King In The Stuff A King In The Stuff

A King In The Stuff
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) In the early days of the history of the children of Israel the people were ruled by judges, and it was not until they saw the nations round about them under the leadership of kings that they desired a king of their own. In spite of the warnings of the old prophet Samuel, they demanded a king, and Samuel chose a young man, afterwards King Saul, to be their ruler. But when the people came together to make Saul King they could not find him. They searched a long while,... Short Stories - Post by : dizzyobrian - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 1755

The French Drummer-boy The French Drummer-boy

The French Drummer-boy
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) I want to tell you to-day of one of the bravest deeds ever done by a boy. It happened this way. Back in the year 1793, when the French people were having trouble with their king and queen, and finally put them to death, the rulers called in soldiers from other nations to help them against their own people. The foreign soldiers met the French troops before a town called Maubeuge, and there a fierce battle was fought. The fiercest part of the fighting was carried on against Hungarian Grenadiers,... Short Stories - Post by : smg04 - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 1032

The Inch-worm And The Mountain The Inch-worm And The Mountain

The Inch-worm And The Mountain
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) Out in the state of California there is a great valley known as the Yosemite Valley, and here once lived a tribe of Indians who tried to explain how the wonderful streams and trees and rocks came to be. The story of one of the highest peaks, El Capitan, is very interesting. One day some Indian boys went fishing in a beautiful lake in the Yosemite, and after they had grown tired they lay down in the sun upon a rock beside the lake. They soon fell fast asleep. How... Short Stories - Post by : petethompson - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 1624

The Three Fates The Three Fates

The Three Fates
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) Boys and girls in ancient Greece believed that there were three fates, in the form of three women seated above the clouds, who spun the thread of everyone's life, and cut it off with shears when death came. We no longer believe in such things, but we still speak of fate. Boys and girls sometimes say that they are fated to fail in examinations, and so think they cannot help failing. But that is no more true than the belief about the three women which the Grecian boys and girls... Short Stories - Post by : Suzanne_Knight - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 2618

The Boy And The Nickel The Boy And The Nickel

The Boy And The Nickel
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) A man once found a boy crying on the street, and asked the little chap what he was crying about. The child told him he had just lost a nickel. The stranger gave him another, and then the boy began to cry again. This greatly astonished the man, and he asked him why he was crying again. The little chap said, "Because, if I hadn't lost that other nickel, I'd have two now." That was, of course, a very foolish way to look at it, but that is the way... Short Stories - Post by : chuckd - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 826

The Boy And The Turtle The Boy And The Turtle

The Boy And The Turtle
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) Theodore Parker was one of the greatest preachers America ever had, and this story is told of him as a boy. One day, as he was going across the fields, he came to a pond where he saw a small turtle sunning itself upon a stone which rose out of the water. The boy picked up a stick, and was about to strike the turtle, when a voice within him said, "Stop!" His arm paused in midair and, startled, he ran home to ask his mother what the voice meant.... Short Stories - Post by : Dr.Mike - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 940

Sun And Wind Sun And Wind

Sun And Wind
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls) Once upon a time, according to an old fable, the sun and the northwind had a contest to see which could take a man's coat off the more quickly. The northwind tried first. It gathered together all its forces in its own corner of the earth, and then rushed forth upon this man who was walking along a country-road. The wind blew and blew, and it seemed as if the traveller's coat would be blown from his back or torn to tatters. But the harder the northwind blew the tighter... Short Stories - Post by : St?phane_D - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 1144

About Generosity About Generosity

About Generosity
(Christian story -- From: Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls)  When we speak of a person as being generous we usually think of someone who gives his money, or whatever belongs to him, freely to others. But did you ever think that people can be generous with their thoughts, too? Let me show you what I mean by that. There were once two boys who went to visit at a farm where they kept Shetland ponies, and of course both boys wanted to ride them. So one day they persuaded the man in charge of the ponies to put the... Short Stories - Post by : blueyes - Date : October 2011 - Author : Howard J. Chidley - Read : 1137