The Three Spinners

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Faith of Our Fairy Tales #11 (Original story / photo)

Story Scripture: …The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. – 1 Samuel 16:7

Story Saying: That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste. – John Green

Behind the Story: Once there was a woman who had a daughter who was very idle and would not spin. No matter what she said, the woman could not get her daughter to spin. One day, the woman became very angry and beat the girl. It just so happened that the queen was driving by, and when she heard the girl crying she stopped her carriage and went inside the house. The woman was ashamed to tell the queen that she was beating her daughter because she was idle. Instead, she lied and said that she was beating her daughter because she was such a good spinner and would not stop, but because the mother was poor, she could not afford to buy flax. Continue reading

His Eye Is On the Sparrow (and On Me and You Too)

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Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. – Matthew 10:29-31

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