Author Archives: jesustrek

Thinking Ahead

A man was watching his eighty-year-old neighbor planting a small peach tree. He approached the man and asked, “You don’t expect to eat peaches from that tree, do you?” The old man rested on his spade and answered, “No, at … Continue reading

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Give Thanks

A few days ago I typed out a verse of Scripture about giving thanks. Upon proofreading my work, I noticed that I had typed the word “thank” instead of “thanks”. The thought occurred to me that perhaps we don’t give … Continue reading

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It Could Have Been Worse

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

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It Won’t Grow Here

There is a legend of a man who found the barn where Satan kept his seeds ready to be sown in the human heart. The man noticed that the seeds of discouragement were more numerous than other seeds. He asked … Continue reading

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Time of Grace

In Warren Wiersbe’s Meet Yourself in the Psalms, he tells about a frontier town where a horse bolted and ran away with a wagon carrying a little boy. Seeing the child in danger, a young man risked his life to … Continue reading

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The “Nays” Have It

A story is told about a church that hosted a birthday celebration for one of its members who had reached the age of 100. One of the newer members of the church approached the guest of honor and said, “You … Continue reading

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Career Choice

For years, my friend Paul Snoddy wanted to be a medical doctor. However, when he grew up Paul became a preacher, and he has had quite a successful career. Weighing in on this career choice, Paul’s son said, “Dad, just … Continue reading

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Celebrating Peace

Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. This conflict was one of the most devastating wars in the history of the human race, and it was with great joy that this armistice … Continue reading

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Remembering Those Who Sacrificed

Today I attended a Veterans Day celebration at Lewis County High School in Vanceburg, Kentucky. It was the 20th year that the school has sponsored this event. It is always a great program, and this year was one of the … Continue reading

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Completing the Work

Leonardo da Vinci had started painting on a large canvas in his studio. Then he suddenly stopped working, the painting still unfinished, and summoned one of his students to come forward and complete the work. The student protested that he … Continue reading

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