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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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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ORIGINAL SIN In the rather optimistically titled “MAKING THE ‘TERRIBLE’ TWOS TERRIFIC!,” child psychologist John Rosemond wrote, “The newborn, lacking any other frame of reference, relates all early...

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Monday, January 30, 2017

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ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD Buster is a church member in Madison Heights, VA.  Twenty-five years ago when he had just graduated from high school, he had no relationship with God.  One night he...

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Friday, January 27, 2017

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ATONEMENT Several years ago at the Congress on Evangelism, Bishop Will Willimon told of going with a group of United Methodists to visit death-row inmates in Alabama.  Bishop Willimon sat down for a...

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

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A SAD WORKAHOLIC Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas in his book “Go East, Young Man,” recalls a co-worker named H.A. Moore.  “He was an excellent lawyer of the old school, completely dedicated...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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THE PURPOSE  OF  WORSHIP A cathedral in Florence, Italy was built in an unstable area.  Engineers chose therefore to construct its great dome with a slit in it.  Many feet below the dome, a brass...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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ISSUING INVITATIONS A man came out of his house one Sunday morning headed to church just as his neighbor came out of his house carrying his golf clubs.  The golfer said, “Henry, come play golf with...

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Monday, January 23, 2017

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THE LAST QUESTION A veteran nurse recalled this significant experience: “During my second year of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz.  I was a conscientious student and breezed through...

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