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Safe Here

Many years ago there was a coal miner in northeastern Pennsylvania whose job was to inspect the mine before the other miners came down. He would check the mine for deadly methane gas. Only after he had determined that the … Continue reading

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Are You Ready?

I have heard that there is an old tombstone in a cemetery in Indiana which bears the following epitaph: Pause Stranger when you pass me by, As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you … Continue reading

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Different Story

A man went to see an insurance agent about getting some life insurance. The agent asked the man, “How old was your father when he died, and what caused his death?” He answered, “He was 39, and he died of … Continue reading

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Raised

A little girl was quite sad and upset because her beloved cat had died. Her mother tried to cheer her up by pointing out that her cat was with God in heaven now. “Really?” the little girl asked. “I think … Continue reading

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Death Is Serious Business!

Sometimes we joke about death. Woody Allen said that he wasn’t afraid to die, he just didn’t want to be there when it happened. Rodney Dangerfield, before undergoing a risky surgery, said that if the operation went well, he would … Continue reading

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Different Kind of Grief

A quotation from antiquity tries to explain one of the differences between Christians and non-believers. It says about people of faith: “And if any righteous man among them passes from the world, they rejoice and offer thanks to God; and … Continue reading

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Be Ready!

The sports world is mourning the passing of two notable athletes this weekend—golfer Arnold Palmer and baseball pitcher Jose Fernandez. Palmer was 87 when he died in a Pittsburgh hospital. The cause of death is not yet being reported. Palmer … Continue reading

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The Captain

Bob Russell likes to tell the following story. I hope it blesses you. An old, experienced fisherman was sitting on the bank of the Ohio River years ago, hoping for some action on the end of his line. A young … Continue reading

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Shadow of Death

Donald Grey Barnhouse was driving his children to the funeral of their mother. While they were stopped at an intersection, a semi-tractor trailer crossed in front of them, momentarily casting a shadow on their car. Barnhouse asked his children, “Would … Continue reading

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Victorious!

A Sunday School teacher asked her class what they thought Jesus might have said immediately after he rose from the dead. One little girl answered, “I know! I’ll bet he said, “Tada!” We don’t know if that was exactly what … Continue reading

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