by Kay D. Rizzo


October 11

True Lies

Keep me from lying. Proverbs 30:8, TEV.

There’s no such thing as true lies, right? Why say, “It’s the honest truth?” All truth is honest, right?

Mason Locke Weems, alias Parson Weems, worked hard to make his lies true. By telling his tales again and again as he traveled around the early 13 states, his fables be­came “truth.”

One of his most famous stories was about George Washington chopping down his father’s cherry tree. And when asked if he did it, George admitted his mistake, for he couldn’t tell a lie, but Mason could and did. When he got around to writing them down, his stories became extremely popular and were best-sellers from many years.

The famous storyteller Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) once said of Locke’s story about Washington, “Maybe George couldn’t lie, but I can and I choose not to.”

I like that. I too can lie, but I choose not to. Lying is a vi­cious habit that gets so strong one forgets which is truth and which is a lie. I wonder if that happened to old Mason Locke Weems.

The good news is, with God’s help a liar can break the habit. Where once his or her words are dark with deception, God can make them as transparent as sunlight..



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About "Popsicles, Black Holes and Burnt Toast"

So far today I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, havent lost my temper, havent been greedy, grumpy, or nasty. But in a few minutes, God, Im going to get out of bed, and from then on Im going to need more help. If your morning is anything like that, then start it out right with a revelation from Rizzo. She always has something new to say about God. It wont take long, but the smile in your heart will last the day. You'll encounter eggs that explode and missiles that dont. You'll meet Cha-Cha, the parrot that learned how to order the dog to bring in the cows, then take them back to pasture againover and over. And that's just the first two weeks! The rest of the book really is out of this world, with tales of triumph and tragedy, and stories terrestrial and extraterrestrial.
Kay Rizzo

Kay resides with her husband and business partner, Richard, in California's San Joaquin Valley. Her greatest riches include her hubby of 40+ years; her two daughters, two sons-in law, two grandsons and a cat named Pepsi.