Tag Archives: brevity of life

A Time to Live and a Time to Die

The following story was told by best-selling novelist John Grisham: “One of my best friends in college died when he was 25, just a few years after we had finished Mississippi State University. I was in law school, and he … Continue reading

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Not that Long

Once while checking into a hotel, I was pushing a cart loaded with our luggage. As I plugged along, I underestimated the size of the elevator and rammed the cart into the back wall. I made a lot of noise, … Continue reading

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Destiny

This morning I looked out my kitchen window and saw what I first thought was a cat walking across the yard toward the house. I quickly realized that this was no cat; it was an opossum. It is not that … Continue reading

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Number Your Days

Dick Clark, “the world’s oldest living teenager”, died of a heart attack yesterday at the age of 82. The long-time television host was famous for his youthful appearance. Clark never seemed to age. However, time waits for no one. We … Continue reading

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Pulling Up Stakes

Some soldiers on maneuvers were setting up their tents after a long day of hiking. As they were hammering in the stakes, the voice of their commander rang out, “Don’t drive your stakes too deep; we’re moving on in the morning!” … Continue reading

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No Guarantees

Ariane Noelle Patterson, a student at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, collapsed in her religion class this past Tuesday afternoon. She was taken to a hospital, where she died. It was her 21st birthday. Ironically, Patterson had tweeted … Continue reading

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Time Passes Quickly

I met Scott when we both were preaching in the same area. We found out that we had a lot in common. We were about the same age. We both were called into the ministry a bit later in life. … Continue reading

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