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The Apple
By Joseph Walker

By any standard of measurement, David was a powerful
man. Tall, handsome and dignified, he cut an imposing
figure, even in his declining years. He was widely known
and greatly respected by his peers and others in the
community. As the head of a large organization, he
was surrounded by people who were prepared to respond
to his every whim. Because of the prominence of his position
and the value of his time, he didn't have to do anything that
he didn't want to do, or that wasn't a high priority to him.
Which is why it seemed a little unusual to those who
worked in the small downtown market to see this great man,
slowed and bent by the years, shuffling in to shop.
"Doesn't he have people to do this sort of thing for him?"
a clerk asked the store manager.
"Of course he does," the manager whispered. "He has
people who have people who have people to do this sort
of thing for him. They watched as David moved slowly,
deliberately, toward the produce section.
"Then what's he doing here?" the clerk asked.
"I don't know," the manager said, a little nervously. "But
whatever it is, it must be VERY important."
David paused at the produce section, looking at the surprisingly
expansive display of fresh fruits and vegetables. At last his eyes
settled on a big bin of large, shiny red apples. He picked up the
apples one by one, examining each closely, twisting and turning
it in the sunlight to expose any defect or flaw. Over the course
of several minutes he must have inspected two dozen apples
or so until at last he settle on one that looked absolutely
perfect -- perfectly sized, perfectly shaped, perfectly colored,
perfectly ripe.
"Perfect!" he said to himself, smiling broadly.
He tucked the apple securely in his hand and made his way
back up the aisle to the cash register, where the manager
stepped in front of the clerk.
"There will be no charge for that, sir," the manager said
when David presented the apple for purchase. "You may
have it, with our compliments."
David shook his head.
"Thank you, sir," he said kindly. "But I insist. Please allow
me to pay for this beautiful apple."
Hesitantly, the manager rang up the charge for the apple,
and placed it carefully in a brown paper bag. He took David's
money, and handed the bag to him.
"Thank you," David said, holding the bag as one might hold
a package of diamonds. "Emma will love this!"
Of course -- Emma. The love of David's life. His sweetheart
of more than 50 years. It was said that in all their time
together, they had never once had an argument. And now,
a clerk and a manager at a small downtown market
understood why. It was a matter of priority. It was a
matter of sensitivity. It was a matter of purpose. And
clearly, it was a matter of power.
The power of love.
Joseph Walker
Write Joseph and let him know your thoughts on his story!
Joseph Walker has been writing professionally since
1980, when he left college to join the staff of a daily
metropolitan newspaper. For 10 years -- including
six as the paper's TV columnist and critic -- he was
part of the mainstream media, and was painfully
aware of the overwhelming negativity of contemporary
journalism. Joe says, "Nobody was looking for real
solutions to the problems society was facing; they
were just looking for someone or something to blame
the problems on." So in 1990 Joe began writing
ValueSpeak, a weekly syndicated column that
attempts to look at contemporary issues from the
perspective of traditional values. Joe and his wife,
Anita, are parents of five children, and one grandchild.
You'll love his new book, "How Can you Mend a
Broken Spleen!" Ordering is simple and fast at the
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Creation Q & A

Q: Is Evolution Science?

When most people hear the word science, they think in terms of all
the wonderful technology we have today: computers, jet planes, cell
phones, and so on. And certainly, scientists have accumulated much
knowledge about this world and the laws which govern the universe.
This has enabled us to build the wonderful technology we use today--the
technology that sent you this email.

But when most people hear the word evolution, they think in terms
of Darwin's ideas concerning the supposed evolution of animals and
man. Darwinian evolution teaches that life evolved from non-life
millions of years ago and that over millions of years, one kind of
animal changed into another. Finally, man arose from some ape-like ancestor.

Studying evolution is very different from studying present-day
processes that have led to many amazing technologies.
Molecules-to-man evolution is a belief concerning what supposedly
happened in the past, but no one was there to see it happen. Thus,
evolutionists are free to postulate stories about abiogenesis
(non-living chemicals evolving into life), stellar evolution, or
ape-men without direct observation. Such scenarios are merely belief statements.

The ideas Darwin espoused were his beliefs concerning the past.
They are not science in the sense of scientists being able to observe
these things actually happening.

However, we do not have to depend on mere guesses about the
origin of the universe and life. We can thankfully refer back to the
eye-witness account--the Bible.

For more information see "Evolution Is Religion" at:


Creation News

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This new addition to our web site will give you an article on the leading news in the
Creation/Evolution controversy each day.

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Creation Comic strip from the people at

Be sure to come back and visit each day for an informative article that will
help you keep up to date on the latest news in this controversial area!



Thought For The Day

"Choice, not chance, determines human destiny."

Verse for the Day

"...I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore
choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live."--Deuteronomy 30:19

Kid's Thought For The Day

"If you wait until you are sure you will never take off the training wheels."

Parent's Thought For The Day

"Children need more models and less critics."

Coach's Thought For The Day

"Players become what you tell them they are."

Creation/Evolution Thought For The Day

"This regular absence of transitional forms is not confined to mammals,
but is an almost universal phenomenon, as has long been noted by
paleontologists."--G. G. Simpson, Tempo and Mode of Evolution
(N.Y.: Columbia Univ., 1944), p. 106.

Writer's Thought For The Day

"I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did
before that. Just loafed I suppose." --P. G. Wodehouse

Deep Thought For The Day

"Don't talk about yourself. That will happen after you leave."



Inspired Audio -- Inspirational Audio Message of the Week!

Inspired Audio is a brand new offshoot of Every week
we will offer a different audio message that you can listen to right on
your computer as you are surfing the net or just getting things done around
the house. Be sure to come back and visit each week!

This Week: "Real Zeal" by Jeff Williams


Over 145,000 people have listened to popular Chicken Soup Author Michael T. Powers'
free inspirational message entitled: "Breathing Life into Others". If you aren't
one of them just visit:  and click on the link to
listen to the free streaming audio message.


Video Imagery --Michael's Video Production Business

Dear Michael,

"I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the beautiful video you made for me!
It was so special to see both of my parents in tears as they watched their children
grow up in pictures before their eyes! I loved the way you made Estania's part set
aside from the rest--that was the part that really got them! The music was beautiful.
My mom kept blubbering, "What song is that?" I don't know how you did such a
beautiful job with the video in such a short time. I really appreciate your doing it so
quickly. You have a wonderful gift, and I thank God that you are using it to create
such sentimental memories. I hope that I can find my niche like that in an area that
I love. Your video gave us one of our most lasting Christmas memories! I hope yours
was filled with moments to be treasured forever!"

Silverhill, AL

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