Phyllis Small, a Sunday school teacher, was telling her class the story
of the "Good Samaritan," from the Bible, in which a man was beaten, robbed
and left for dead.
She described the situation in vivid detail so her students would catch
Then she asked the class, 'If you saw a person lying on the roadside all
wounded and bleeding, what would you do?'
Zeidy, a thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, 'I think I'd be
Two women called at my door and asked what bread I ate, when I said white
they gave me a lecture on the benefits of brown bread for 30 minutes.
think they were just Hovis Witnesses.
Amusing, Funny and Interesting Quotes from The
Genesis 25:30 [Holman Christian Standard Bible] He said to
Jacob, 'Let me eat some of that red stuff, because I'm exhausted.'
Proverbs 21:19 [New Living Translation] It is better to
live alone in the desert than with a crabby, complaining wife.
Proverbs 27:15-16 [New Living Translation] A quarrelsome
wife is as annoying as constant dripping on a rainy day. Stopping her
complaints is like trying to stop the wind or trying to hold something
with greased hands.
In some families "Family" Bibles were handed down from generation
to generation, and it was, and still is, traditional to keep a
record of the family tree in its fly-leaf, to be updated by each new
generation. These bibles can therefore be invaluable sources of
information if you want to learn more about your family history.
It was the custom, particularly in Victorian times, [1837-1901]
to record births, marriages and deaths in a "Family" Bible,
sometimes photographs were also pasted in as well as newspaper
cuttings. These bibles were often quite massive affairs, thick
embossed leather covers, metal clasps and sumptuous illustrations.