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In Control

A mother was teaching her young daughter the fruit of the Spirit, from Galatians 5:22-23. When she thought she had the list memorized, she recited it for her mother: “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and remote control!” … Continue reading

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Lesson in Patience

A young woman’s car stalled at a stoplight. She tried to get it started, but nothing would happen. The light turned green, and there she sat, angry and embarrassed, holding up traffic. The car behind her could have gone around, … Continue reading

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Properly Labeled

A recent study suggests that many supplements supposedly containing herbs or other ingredients that allegedly promote health and well-being actually contain little or none of these ingredients. It seems that many of these products are little more than cheap fillers … Continue reading

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Joy to the World!

Joy is high on the list of attributes that are expected to be seen in the lives of Christian people (Galatians 5:22). As Christmas approaches, we especially think of the joy that we experience as we celebrate the birth of … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

There has been a dispute lately about what ingredients are necessary to constitute real mayonnaise. Unilever, the maker of Hellmann’s, sued Hampton Creek, the maker of Just Mayo, accusing them of false advertising because its product contains no eggs and … Continue reading

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Pulling Weeds

A Pickles cartoon strip had the grandmother asking her husband, “You’re back so soon? I thought you were going out to pull weeds in the garden.” “Yeah, I was,” he answered. “But I forgot something.” “What did you forget, your … Continue reading

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Hands on the Wheel

Former Florida State head football coach Bobby Bowden once told one of his players, “Son, you’ve got a good engine, but your hands aren’t on the steering wheel.” This was the old coach’s way of telling the young man that … Continue reading

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Ticketed Off

A patrol officer stopped a motorist for a traffic violation. The driver, an influential businessman, tried to talk the officer out of writing him a ticket. When he saw that the policeman was not going to let him off the … Continue reading

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Much Fruit

Truckload of tomatoes This time of year it is not unusual to see tomatoes lying in the streets of Kokomo, Indiana. The trucks hauling the freshly harvested tomatoes are usually loaded to capacity, and when they turn a corner they … Continue reading

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