Jealousy

A Horrible Bird Named Jealousy

by Craig Thompson on November 18, 2015

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“You can’t keep a bird from flying over your head, but you can keep it from building a nest in your hair.” You’ve probably heard a form of this saying, usually referring to some sort of temptation. I like the old Jamaican version: “You can’t keep crow from flyin’, but you can keep him from pitchin’ ‘pon you […]

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A Turnip for the King

by Angie Washington on March 16, 2014

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Two brothers lived in a kingdom long ago. One survived off the land as a poor farmer. The other was very rich. While tending his crops one day the farmer noticed one of the turnips had grown huge. He pulled it from the ground and it filled a wheelbarrow. The idea occurred to him to […]

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When Envy Rots the Soul

by Marilyn on July 31, 2013

Cairo, Mosque

We sat in our postage stamp size garden, tea and home made cookies in front of us. The weather was beautiful — a cloudless seventy degrees, typical of a Cairo spring. It was early afternoon and the call to prayer had just echoed through the area from a nearby mosque. We were talking about language […]

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