The Storyteller’s Daughter Pt. 2 (Revival)

My dad attended Elim Bible Institute for three years.  He studied the Bible, grew in his understanding of God, and life got very exciting.  He became quite involved in our home church and would often tell everyone about all the things he was learning in Bible school.  Many members of my extended family attended that…

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The Story Teller’s Daughter (The Beginning)

The Story Teller’s Daughter (The Beginning)

“Rise and shine for the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” Those were the words that my sister and I woke up to as our dad, Charles Wesley Elwell, would throw open our bedroom door and flick on the lights.  Daddy was serious about serving Jesus.  But it hadn’t always been that way. …

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The Original Fish Story

It was dark and the fires of dinner time had died to a glowing smolder.  Peter had just arrived that afternoon and no one wanted to leave.   A young man in the back stood and said, “Peter, tell us again about the fish.”  He’d told the story the last time he had visited, but…

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Too Much To Lose

Sometime after midnight, an Arabian wolf could be heard in the distance.  The chickens in the backyards of the various homes scattered about cackling and fluttering at the sound.  Danger was in the wind.  They could feel it. It was foolish for anyone with means to be caught on the dark streets alone at night. …

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The Tree Climber

The Tree Climber

He was running just as fast as his short little legs would go.  Around the corner, past the widow’s house and then across the vacant lot he went, huffing and puffing the whole way.  He wasn’t exactly athletic, and the few extra pounds across his midsection definitely weighted him down. His lungs ached for him…

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The Dreamer

The Dreamer

Jake always loved sleeping under the stars.  He would prop himself up against a tree for as long as he could, counting them in the sky.  Sometimes he would see a shooting star, or maybe even two.  He often wondered what it would be like to ride one as it raced across the heavens.  Finally…

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The Defining Moment

The Defining Moment

The servant of a faraway king, stood before King Hezekiah, shouting for all the people to hear, “Listen up you people.  Your king can not save you.  Your army is defeated.  There is no hope.  You will die in the streets and your children along with you.  Lay down your arms.  Even your God can…

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Locked Out

Locked Out

Peter walked around the corner of the building.  The doors were locked and the windows securely latched.  He didn’t really think he could get in, but he had to try.  The people inside were stressed to the point of panic.  Obviously they had secured the building.  What he didn’t expect was the little girl’s eyes…

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Bad Hair Days

Bad Hair Days

I have bad hair days.  Those of you who watch my videos know that my hair has a will of its own.  Some days it’s flat and some days it’s fluffy.  Sometimes I can make it curl and other days it’s stick straight.  Because my hair was so straight when I was little, my mother…

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God has a Plan

One more day.  Just one more day.  Jake had spent every day the same, working the livestock, and cleaning the barns.  No one could have guessed that he had been counting the days.  However, they had flown by.  Now tomorrow was the big day.  He hadn’t been able to sleep for a week just dreaming…

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