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Unusual Thanks

There is an unusual monument in Enterprise, Alabama. It honors the Mexican boll weevil. In 1895, the boll weevil began to destroy the major crop of the region, cotton. In desperation to survive, the farmers had to diversify, and by … Continue reading

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Suspicious Claim

A school principal received a phone call in her office early one morning. The voice said, “Thomas Bradley won’t be in school today because he is sick.” The principal was a bit suspicious of the voice, so she asked, “Who … Continue reading

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Fair Enough

At a party, a doctor who was chatting with a lawyer was interrupted by a woman who insisted on telling the doctor about a pain in her leg and asking him what to do about it. The doctor advised her, … Continue reading

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This Is the Way

E. Stanley Jones tells of a missionary who got lost in an African jungle—nothing around him but bush and a few cleared places. He found a native hut and asked the native if he could lead him out of the … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Boss?

“Money will buy a bed, but not sleep; books, but not brains; food, but not appetite; finery, but not beauty; a house, but not a home; medicine, but not health; luxuries, but not culture; amusements, but not happiness; religion, but … Continue reading

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He Thought So Too!

There is a story told about a little boy who came running into his house shouting, “Mommy! Mommy! A lion just ran across our front yard!” The mother replied, “Son, you know that was not a lion. That was the … Continue reading

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Protection

After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, some forest rangers began to assess the damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched like a statue on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened … Continue reading

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Lifeline

Many years ago a sailor at sea fell overboard. Someone quickly threw a rope to the man, who caught hold of it just before the ship passed by him. He knew that he must hold on to the rope with … Continue reading

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Free

Frank McWorter was a slave who bought his freedom with money he had earned through some business dealings. Having known what it was like to be enslaved, he never lost his appreciation for his freedom. In fact, on the 1820 … Continue reading

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The Measure of a Person

Football fans anxiously awaited news about Kyler Murray’s appearance at the NFL scouting combine. While the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback out of Oklahoma declined to participate in throwing drills, he did submit to the measuring of his height and the … Continue reading

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