Posts by Gary Massey (Page 2)

Who Can You Trust?

My son shows me an advertising flyer that came in the mail. He says, “I’m going to scratch these off.” I glance at it, see that it is an advertisement asking recipients to scratch off a substance to reveal something underneath that might result in a prize. I say, “Ok.” A couple minutes later, he brings it back with a huge smile.…

Imposters

A man sees an email from me telling him to go to the store and buy a gift card and to reply to the email with the number from the gift card. The man calls me and tells me he can’t get the gift card right now because of an appointment. I tell him, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Then,…

Inter-Dependence

Thanksgiving night, my wife and I are sitting the Emergency Room. I have a towel wrapped around the middle finger on my left hand. The knife blade had sliced diagonally across the main knuckle. The knife was sharp,so it didn’t really hurt, but you could feel it. The doctor meticulously sews five stitches, telling me I won’t be able to bend my…

The Banality of Evil

The sales lady asks me if I need help. I tell her I’m just looking. She tells me where she’ll be if I need her. Then, she says she is trying to get some clothes sorted while she does not have to be looking out for thieves. I ask if that has been a problem. She tells me about two incidents the…

A Legacy of Gratitude

All the fourth graders were lined up in chairs at the side of the classroom with parents seated in the center. At each one’s turn, the 9 and 10 year-olds go to the front of the classroom, gather their visual aids,and read a speech. Each speech tells the story of an ancestor, mostly grandparents and great-grandparents. We hear about World War II…

Big Things First

A science teacher put a clear glass jar on top of the lab counter at the front of the class. He began taking rocks, a little smaller than his hand, and putting them into the jar until they stacked to the top. He asked the class, “Is the jar full?” They nodded “yes.” The teacher then pulled out another bag and began…

A Change of Heart

Trick or Treat! As a child, I loved trick-or-treating. I loved wearing a mask and the exhilaration of seeing something really scary.Even more, I loved the candy. I wanted all the candy I could get. When we got home, I loved pouring it onto the floor and pulling out the ones I liked best.“Who wants my smarties and sweet tarts?” … “Can…

Too Proud To Ask For Help

A man comes to church for several weeks. He develops a close relationship with the preacher and several other members. He begins studying the Bible and thinking about what it means for him. He asks questions, trying to understand. He begins to understand that the Bible teaches he must surrender everything to God, and entrust his soul only to Jesus. He talks…

What Happened to Our Country?

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Chili at the Masseys

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