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Joysightings are ‘some of my favorite things’— mainly parables of Safed the Sage and others. 

A second category that will be here is DayStarters. These are 7-minute readings from the GNT New Testament designed to help you start your day.

Both categories were previously published at

Nov 2, 2018

William E. Barton (1861-1930) wrote parables where he called himself Safed the Sage. Barton was a Congregational minister, and we wrote many books and is especially noted for his books on the life of Abraham Lincoln.

The stories I read from William E. Barton are now all within the public domain and can be freely downloaded via the Library of Congress site.

In this podcast, I read Moving Pictures, and The Dog and the Limited.