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Who Built the Ark

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.”

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There is no time like … now

Take time to think – It is the source of power. Take time to read – It is the foundation of wisdom. Take time to play – It is the secret of staying young. Take time to be quiet – … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave it on the Desk

There was a certain Professor of Religion named Dr. Christianson, a studious man who taught at a small college in the western United States. Dr. Christianson taught the required survey course in Christianity at this particular institution. Every student was … Continue reading

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Grateful in All Things

When Robinson Crusoe was wrecked on his lonely isle he drew up in two columns what he called the evil and the good. He was cast on a desolate island, but still alive—not drowned, as all his ship’s company were. … Continue reading

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The Gratitude of a Village

“Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines, and many fell on Mount Gilboa. The Philistines overtook Saul and his sons; and the Philistines killed Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchishua, the sons of Saul. The battle … Continue reading

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A Grateful Lioness

A Dreadful famine raged at Buenos Ayres, yet the governor, afraid of giving the Indians a habit of spilling Spanish blood, forbade the inhabitants on pain of death to go into the fields in search of relief, placing soldiers at … Continue reading

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What is life about?

When I woke up this morning I asked myself, “What is life about?” I found the answer in my room…the fan said, “Be cool.” The ceiling said, “Aim high.” The window said, “See the world!” The clock said, “Every minute … Continue reading

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Compassion in Small Things

The Rich Man’s Guest “Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” Romans 15:2, Msg. There’s an old Jewish folktale that tells the story of a famous rabbi … Continue reading

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a Grateful heart

“Thou that has given so much to me, Give one thing more–a grateful heart; Not thankful when it pleaseth me, As if thy blessings had spare days; But such a heart, whose pulse may be Thy praise.” – George Herbert

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Wooing

True love is one of mutuality. True Christianity is a faith of both giving and receiving. And yet, Christians struggle to find that mutuality. The church volunteer gives time and talents, but drives people crazy with her unwillingness to receive … Continue reading

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