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A Mother’s Love

The medical doctor came quickly to exam the little boy. After he opened the blanket, he saw a cell phone inside the blanket. There was a text message on the screen. It said,” If you can survive, you must remember that I love you.” This cell phone was passing around from one hand to another. Every body that read the message wept. ” If you can survive, you must remember that I love you.” Such is the mother’s love for her child!!

Nothing we do matters



Making A Difference

Both Sides Now

6/2/2011  (Song Writer: Joni Mitchell) Lyrics Both Sides Now Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I’ve looked at clouds * that way But now they only block the sun They rain and snow on everyone So many things I would have done But clouds got [...]

Never Saw Blue

Note: This was published before, however the visuals in this video are impressive  “Never Saw Blue” Today we took a walk up the street, We picked a flower and climbed a hill above the lake Secret thoughts, u said aloud, We watched the faces in the clouds Until the clouds have blown away Were we [...]

A Mother’s Touch

This is just a heart-warming story

An Unusual Birthday Party

“Here, cut the cake grandpa!” shouted six year old Saeed, “and make a wish!”. Ali cut the cake, closed his eyes tightly and made a secret wish: that the world will never be pulled into any ‘black-hole’ of fascism, ever again.

Heart-Warming Story in an Email

One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her. Even with the smile on [...]


A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully, and before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would soon blossom and also the thorns. And he thought, “How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns?” Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water [...]

I Dreamed A Dream

Lyrics There was a time when men were kind, And their voices were soft, And their words inviting. There was a time when love was blind, And the world was a song, And the song was exciting. There was a time when it all went wrong… I dreamed a dream in time gone by, When [...]

Never give up

The Gambler

Singer: Kenny Rogers The Gambler – Lyrics Songwriters: Schlitz, Don On a warm summer’s eve On a train bound for nowhere I met up with the gambler We were both too tired to sleep So we took turns a-starin’ Out the window at the darkness The boredom overtook us, he began to speak He said, [...]

Never Saw Blue

Singer: Hayley Westenra “Never Saw Blue” Lyrics Today we took a walk up the street, We picked a flower and climbed a hill above the lake Secret thoughts, u said aloud, We watched the faces in the clouds Until the clouds have blown away Were we ever somewhere else u know It’s hard to say [...]

Live Life Abundantly

Hat tip to George Boyden Written by Regina Brett, now 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:” [...]

Reflections on Life – Elizabeth Full of Grace

“You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined. The [...]

Too Busy for a friend

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name. Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down. It took the remainder [...]

The Water is Wide

Hayley Westenra

Our Theme Song

Happy Mother’s Day: A Diamond of a Mother

Mother of the year


 For those who still have a mother with them regardless of her age… After 17 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, ‘I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.’ The [...]

Do You Have a Cause?

The other day I was chatting with an old friend and the talk turned to FFI. She said, Ali, I know you for a long time.  Since the day I met you, you always had a cause.  I heard this before. Several other people also said you are a man with a mission, while we want to live our lives.  

A Wife That is Worth Eight Cows

Johnny Lingo’s Eight-Cow Wife

My trip to the Kiniwata Island in the Pacific was a memorable one.
Although the island was beautiful and I had an enjoyable time, the
thing I remember most about my trip was the fact “Johnny Lingo gave
eight cows for his wife.” I’m reminded of it every time I see a woman
belittle her husband or a wife wither under her husband’s scorn. I want
to say to them, “You should know why Johnny Lingo gave eight cows for his wife.”

The Eyes of Seeing the Truth

Eyes of Seeing the Truth…!!!

Puppies For Sale

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about Nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he Felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the Eyes of a little boy.
Mister,” he said, “I want to buy one of your puppies.”
“Well,” said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, “these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.”
The boy dropped his head for a moment.

A Place for Michael

Ibn Kammuna


(author’s note: names have been altered to protect identity)