Category Archives: Christian Living

Fully Committed

“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him…”—2 Chronicles 16:9. God is constantly looking for people who are fully committed to him. Some doubt God’s existence. Others actively … Continue reading

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Rest for the Soul

I think that Labor Day weekend is an appropriate time to take a break from writing this blog. I appreciate all of you who read so faithfully. I enjoy helping people think about God. However, even a labor of love … Continue reading

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Stop!

A state trooper pulled over a driver who was speeding. Hoping to get off with a warning, the driver tried to appear shocked when the trooper approached her car. “I’ve never been stopped like this before,” she told the officer. … Continue reading

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Greener Grass

A story is told of a farmer who had lived on the same farm all his life. It was a good farm, but with the passing years, the farmer began to tire of it. He longed for a change—for something … Continue reading

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Another Disappointment

A group of soldiers were training for their first parachute jump. Their instructions were: Jump when you are told to jump. Count to ten, then pull the ripcord. If the first chute doesn’t open, pull the second ripcord. When you … Continue reading

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Bigger Picture

One of the classic baseball television shots comes from the 1975 World Series, in which NBC captured Carlton Fisk, jumping up and down, waving his arms, trying to coax his hit to stay fair. It did—for a home run. The … Continue reading

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What Did You Say?

Pat Tornatore relates the following story: It was a typical noisy dinner at my parent’s home, and Dad was having trouble following the conversations. He kept jumping in with off-topic comments and asking for things to be repeated. I finally … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Conversation

Carol Burks relates this story: After finishing our Chinese food, my husband and I cracked open our fortune cookies. Mine read, “Be quiet for a little while.” His read, “Talk while you have a chance.” The art of conversation is … Continue reading

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Only the Best

A friend of mine used to get great cell phone service at his house. This was to be expected since he could literally stand in his yard and see the tower that provided his service. Then he noticed that his … Continue reading

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Raising Children

A man was at the airport waiting to board his flight. He observed a mother who was travelling with three young children, all of whom were running around yelling and annoying the other passengers. The mother tried to calm down … Continue reading

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