Short Story – The Mirror

In this Short Story a girl with a troubled past searches for a treasure she dreamed of but couldn’t see – genuine beauty. Going to all her friends and relatives to seek the truth, she was none the wiser for they kept changing their minds. She extended her search to her neighbours and townsfolk but still drew a blank. Eventually deciding to travel the world in search of her dream, a wise old man gave her a very valuable hand mirror with some sage advice – to use the mirror every day. In a special moment when she looked in the mirror, she realised she had indeed seen genuine beauty – in herself. She later learned that the mirror could not only show reality about herself, but it could be used for the benefit of others.

This story represents the lifetime search many of us conduct to find beauty, reality and truth. How many times the things of our childhood, or at least our past mess with the reality of who we are? We simply need a reliable reference point on which to compare ourselves with the world around us. The girl’s mirror did that for her. The truth was there all the time – she just needed to see it properly! Not all appreciated the reality they saw, however.

The story is a Christian parable too in that a man who seemed to know it all helped her see reality.

If Jesus is who He says He is and did that which He is claimed to have done, then His perfection is a solid measurement upon which we  can use to compare ourselves. Indeed, this very conclusion is the result of my life’s findings following decades of my research, analysis, testing, questioning and faith.

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Short Story – The Seed

This Short Story, The Seed, shares the story of an Old Man planting his last remaining seed, and watching how it brings a greater Return On Investment than all the other seeds he had because he chose to give it all away. The principle is that we must humble ourselves and die to self for God’s love to outwork blessing. [Read more…]

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Short Story – The Eleventh Man

In this Short Story, ten card-playing men find themselves incarcerated through debt. They work through the issues that caused their doom, finding that it wasn’t so much the Eleventh Man (the banker) who was the problem but the tool by which he enslaved them. [Read more…]

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Short Story – The Lovewreck

Our less than ideal circumstances can sometimes be changed through a shipwreck, and is best understood in the context of godly love. This is the message of this short story, The Lovewreck. [Read more…]

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A Hare Away

The Short Story, A Hare Away, tells of uniqueness and how this can be beneficial to a community, even though it may not be recognised (or appreciated) by others at the time. [Read more…]

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Short Story – Mirrors, Mirrors

The Short Story, Mirrors, Mirrors explains the challenge of interpreting reality in a warped world, where a child walks through a confusing playground of distorting mirrors and experiences only to find peace with a true mirror. [Read more…]

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Short Story – Amy’s Dream

Amy’s Dream is a collection of real-life experiences woven into a motivational piece that encourages us to live life to the fullest and to be able to face grief. [Read more…]

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Short Story – The Solo

The Solo teaches that an encounter with the Master motivates us to live life naturally and to the full. It is a story based on true life. [Read more…]

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Short Story – The Little Red Penguin

The Little Red Penguin is a motivational short story that teaches the principle of inverting a problem into a solution. Concerned that his unusual red coloured plumage is attracting the seals unwelcome attention, the Little Red Penguin succumbs to fear and fails to live to his potential.

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Short Story – The Wall

The Wall is a Christian Allegory about the Truth, teaching us that while Jesus claims to be the Truth (and the Life etc) – like the Wall. When Truth exists (which is the Christian message) it’s actually a lot more important how we respond to it than identifying or agreeing on its exact nature. [Read more…]

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