Friday, February 17, 2017

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BEAUTIFUL WRINKLES A 7- year old girl was sitting on her grandmother’s lap. As the little girl moved her hand across the older woman’s face, Grandma said, “Those are my wrinkles. They mean that I’m...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

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BREAKING THE CYCLE Abraham Lincoln had a gift for transforming his enemies into friends. For example, an influential Chicago man named J. S. Moulton was a harsh critic of Lincoln during his campaign...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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AN ENCOURAGING WORD A woman named Nancy heard a friend refer to her physician as “a fine Christian gentleman.” Soon thereafter Nancy had an appointment with that doctor. She passed along to him the...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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BLESSED ARE THE FORGETFUL Reverend James Moore of Houston tells about an elderly man who spoke at a banquet. With a broad grin and a twinkle in his eye, the man said, “I know I’m old because there...

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Monday, February 13, 2017

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SCORE ONE FOR ATTITUDE Curt Knight, kicker for the Washington Redskins, once had the highest field goal percentage in the National Football League. But then the Redskins changed coaches. Soon...

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Friday, February 10, 2017

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MADE FOR ETERNITY One day a father was leaving his house on the way to the shopping center. His 3-year-old daughter said, “Daddy, bring me something.” He asked, “Honey, what do you want?” She...

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

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GREED THROUGH FORGIVENESS Jerry Levin was held hostage for six years in Beirut, Lebanon. In a diary describing his experiences, he recalled the following significant day. “For the first time I was...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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SHARING BURDENS One year Mr. Alter’s fifth-grade class in Oceanside, California, included 14 boys who had no hair. Only one, however, had no choice in the matter. Ian O’Gorman, undergoing...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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MUNDANE MASTERPIECES I heard a man declare that much of his happiness can be traced to his earliest years when his mother would ask him one question each night before she shared his bedtime prayers....

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Monday, February 6, 2017

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FREEDOM FROM ANGER Have you ever heard someone say, “He made me angry”?  Actually, no other person can make you angry unless you give permission.  Certain persons and situations are aggravating and...

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Friday, February 3, 2017

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HOW SIGNIFICANT ARE WE? In Mort Walker’s comic strip “Beetle Bailey,” Sergeant Snorkel was trying to humble Beetle. He took him outside, pointed to the heavens, and said, “Look up there, Beetle. The...

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

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THE POWER OF FORGIVENSS In August, 2011, Iranian state television broadcast a powerful scene from an operating room of a hospital. A woman named Ameneh had a chance to enforce the Sharia law of an...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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THE POWER OF GOD When Robert Morrison, the pioneer missionary, was about to sail to China in 1867, a merchant looked at him with an amused smile and asked, “So, Mr. Morrison, do you really expect to...

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Friday, December 30, 2016

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In his classic devotional book ABUNDANT LIVING, E. Stanley Jones, Methodist doctor and missionary to India, writes: “The early Christians did not say in dismay: ‘Look what the world has come to,’...

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

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These words are taken from an old Quaker calendar: “When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with...

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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The great preacher, Phillips Brooks of Boston, was a giant of a man, 6 feet 6 inches tall, highly educated, utterly dedicated. In 1865, at the end of a long and bitter Civil War, Brooks felt the...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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Judy Rogers of Westerville, Ohio, shared this memory from her childhood. It was the fourth year since Dad had been laid off from his job. He gave Mom a dishwasher for Christmas. Now our old house...

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Monday, December 26, 2016

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Chuck Swindoll in his book GROWING STRONGER lists some Christmas gifts that are beyond monetary value: • Mend a quarrel, dismiss suspicion, tell someone, “I love you.” • Give something away,...

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Friday, December 23, 2016

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If our greatest need had been information God would have sent us an educator; If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist; If our greatest need had been money, God...

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

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Years ago there was a young wife who loved the Lord and went to church faithfully. But her husband didn’t want anything to do with God. One Christmas Eve the wife went to a special church service....

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