Category Archives: Leadership

The Great Value of Books

Commenting on 2 Timothy 4:13, where Paul asks Timothy to bring him a cloak, books, and the parchments, Charles Spurgeon wrote the following words: “He is inspired, yet he wants books! He has been preaching at least for thirty years, … Continue reading

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Help for the Weary

Bruce Larson tells about the time he almost drowned in the Gulf of Mexico. He was swimming far from shore and a storm came up. The sky grew dark, the wind picked up, there was thunder and lightning and the … Continue reading

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Coming Through in the Clutch

Mariano Rivera was just elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, the first player ever to be elected unanimously. Rivera had a 19-year career with the New York Yankees, 17 of those years as the closer. He was … Continue reading

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Handed Down

A little girl had often heard her mother tell the story of the vase that occupied a prominent place on the mantle in their family’s living room. The vase was quite valuable, not just because of how much it cost, … Continue reading

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Active Seniors

Broadway star Carol Channing died Tuesday at the age of 97. Channing was known for her memorable performances over the years in such productions as “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Hello, Dolly!” She was still performing in her 80s, including her … Continue reading

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Reading Between the Lines

In her song Stoney End, Barbra Streisand sings, “I was raised on the good book Jesus till I read between the lines.” That’s when people get into trouble, when they start reading between the lines. The “good book” is God’s … Continue reading

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What’s the Weather Like?

I recently heard about a man who has a special rock that tells him what the weather is like. He keeps it right outside his kitchen window. If he looks out and sees that the rock is casting a shadow, … Continue reading

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Issue the Warning!

A 9-year-old Ohio boy was struck by a stray bullet while watching television around midnight on New Year’s Eve. The boy is said to be in serious condition after he was hit in the hand, shoulder and chest area. The … Continue reading

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Keeping It Together

Gayle Urban writes about the time she was browsing in a Christian bookstore and discovered a shelf of reduced-price items. Among the gifts was a little figurine of a man and woman, their heads lovingly tilted toward one another. “HAPPY … Continue reading

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Quite a Responsibility!

A mother decided that it was time to talk to her young son about receiving Christ. “Son”, she asked quietly, “would you like to have Jesus living inside you?” The boy thought for a moment and then replied, “No. I … Continue reading

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