The two woman praying

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   TWO WOMEN PRAYING   There were two widow women, each with only a single son. The two young men both got involved in drugs and they both ended up in prison. The women were devout Christians and both had been in constant prayer for many years. When their two […]

The wooden bowl

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]                                              The Wooden Bowl   A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating […]

The woman

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   THE WOMAN   When God created the woman he was working late on the 6th day. An angel came by and said: "Why spend so much time on that one?" And the Lord answered: "Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to her shape?" “She must […]

The warning bell

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected] THE WARNING BELL   I am told that there was a rock on the North Sea, just off the Firth of Tay, Scotland. This rock proved very dangerous to many ships, because when the high tide came in, the rock was hidden just below the surface.   There was a […]

The voice of the shepherd

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]                                     THE VOICE OF THE SHEPHERD   There once was a shepherd that lived in the Scottish highlands. This shepherd had a daughter and he would take her with him when he went out on the moors to take care of the sheep. The thing that the little girl […]

The untamed tongue

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   THE UNTAMED TONGUE   In 1899 four newspaper reporters from Denver, CO, set out to tear down the Great Wall of China. They almost succeeded. Literally. The four met by chance one Saturday night, in a Denver railway depot. Al Stevens, Jack Tournay, John Lewis, Hal Wilshire. They represented […]

The U in Jesus

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   THE U IN JESUS Before U were thought of or time had begun, God stuck U in the name of His Son.. And each time U pray, you'll see it's true, You can't spell out JesUs and not include U. You're a pretty big part of His wonderful name, […]

The three monkeys

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   THE THREE MONKEYS   Three monkeys sat on a coconut tree, Discussing things as they are said to be, Said one monkey to the other : "Now listen you two, there’s a certain rumor which can’t be true, that man has descended from our noble race; why, the very […]

The room

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   The Room     I can only imagine…  "THE ROOM" as written by a 17 Year Old Boy.   17-year-old Brian Moore had only a short time to write something for a class. The     subject was What Heaven Was Like.     Brian had been dead only […]

The Rolls Royce

    Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]                                                      The Rolls Royce The great British automaker Rolls Royce takes great pride in the reliability of their handcrafted automobiles. An obviously wealthy owner of a Rolls took it to Europe on an extended trip. While traveling in France the car had some mechanical problem. He called the Rolls […]

The mayonaise jar

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]                                                 THE MAYONNAISE JAR When things in your life seem, Almost too much to handle, When 24 Hours in a day is not enough, Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class And had some items in front of him. When […]

The last letter of Karen Watson

    Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]il.co.za                                                 THE LAST LETTER OF KAREN WATSON   Our International Mission Board is working on a project called "The Last Letter." It’s actually an old tradition of soldiers and missionaries who as they boarded a ship, wrote their family and friends a letter that they think might be […]

The funeral

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]                                                    THE FUNERAL.   One day all the employees reached the office and they saw a big sign on the door on which was written: Yesterday, the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral in the room […]

The four states of man

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   AUGUSTINE AND THE FOUR STATES OF MAN   In the 5th century AD, St. Augustine wrote about the "4 States of Man":   * The first state of man (the haec sunt prima) is "living according to the flesh — with reason making no resistance." This can be seen […]

The first and the last

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]                                     THE FIRST AND LAST "ALL" After a mission service, the preacher of the evening was hurrying away to a late train. He had just three minutes to catch it when he saw a man running after him. "Oh, sir," he said breathlessly as he came up, "Can you help […]

The compass that wouldn’t cooperate

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   THE COMPASS THAT WOULDN'T COOPERATE   An old sailor repeatedly got lost at sea, so his friends gave him a compass and urged him to use it. The next time he went out in his boat, he followed their advice and took the compass with him. But as usual […]

The Coat hanger

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   THE COAT HANGER   A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her small daughter was very sick with a fever.   She left her work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication.   She got back to her car and found that […]

The cardboard butterfly

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   THE CARDBOARD BUTTERFLY.   Annie Dillard, in her book The Writing Life, tells of an experiment that was done with butterflies. The experiment involved placing a male butterfly with a female butterfly of his own species. Then they placed a painted cardboard butterfly alongside them. The cardboard butterfly was […]

The candycane

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   The CandyCane A Candymaker in America wanted to make a candy that would help us remember who Christmas is really about. So he made a Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ. He began with a stick of pure white, […]

The boulder

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   THE BOULDER.   In an earlier century, there lay a large boulder in the middle of the roadway. Traveler after traveler walked past the boulder, veering off the side of the road to get around it. All the while, they were shaking their head and muttering, "Can you believe […]

The blob

   Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]                                               THE BLOB: A THRIVING ENVIRONMENT   Years ago, there was a movie called The Blob. This cosmic Jell-O had come down from space, fell into a little crater, and cracked open. An old man came and had a little stick in his hand and was playing with it, […]

The balloon game

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected] HUMILITY: THE BALLOON GAME   Robert Roberts writes about a fourth grade class in which the teacher introduced a game called "balloon stomp." A balloon was tied to every child's leg, and the object of the game was to pop everyone else's balloon while protecting one's own. The last person […]

The ant and the grasshopper

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER   The mother of a nine-year-old boy named Mark received a phone call in the middle of the afternoon. It was the teacher from her son’s school.   "Mrs. Smith, something unusual happened today in your son’s third grade class. Your son did something […]

Thank your dad

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   THANK YOU DAD.   Thank you Dad, for giving us a very special gift. Its the most important gift of all, That only love can give. You read us the Bible at bedtime and taught us how to pray. You made sure we made it to church every Sunday. […]

The ten commandments of the heart

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR THE HEART!   Your heart will have beat an average of 122,400 times every day. None of us want our heart to ask for a vacation or take a day off; we don’t even want to give it a short “coffee break” to skip a few […]

Tater People

  Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  [email protected]   “TATER” people. TATER PEOPLE (author unknown) Some people are very bossy and like to tell others what to do, but don’t want to soil their own hands. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians They are called "Dick Taters" . Some people never seem motivated to participate, but are […]