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Family Name

There once was a fellow who was curious about his family history, so he paid someone $200 to do some extensive research about his ancestors. When the report came back, the man was shocked to discover that he had many … Continue reading

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Old Clothes

A husband reluctantly agreed to allow his wife to sell some of his old clothes in her yard sale. He thought they were fine, but she insisted that they were outdated. One shopper came by, picked up one of the … Continue reading

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Off Road

My car is showing the effects of driving in winter weather. That means it is filthy. I felt better about how my car looked when I pulled up in a parking lot next to a 4-wheel drive vehicle that had … Continue reading

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What’s On the Inside?

A couple paid $2 million for a luxury condominium in Weehawken, New Jersey and decided to do some renovations on the unit. What was discovered hidden in the dwelling shocked them. Behind the walls they found bottles of urine, rodents … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

There is a local legend about a fellow who, many years ago, was amazingly meticulous about keeping weeds out of his garden. As the story goes, he would hoe his garden early every morning and then offer boys in the … Continue reading

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Comparison

I once had some surgery to correct a finger that was crooked due to Dupuytren’s contracture. After the operation I needed some physical therapy in order to regain full function of my hand.   During one session, my therapist wanted to … Continue reading

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Uprooted

I just pulled a tree out of the ground with my bare hands. Actually, I just used my thumb and forefinger, since the tree was only a couple of inches tall and maybe two weeks old. It was growing in … Continue reading

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Different

“We are best for our communities when we are most unlike our communities.”—J.K. Jones There is nothing wrong with a church trying to be “seeker-sensitive”. After all, Jesus was quite sensitive to the spiritual needs of others. And he sends … Continue reading

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Struggling Against Sin

“We seem to be content to pray for forgiveness when we should have been praying for the power to overcome.”—Virgil Hurley. In our struggle against sin, many Christians give up far too easily. This has always been the case. The … Continue reading

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Driving with Charlie

My friend Charlie is a retired policeman. He and his wife Heather came to visit us recently. As I drove us around that weekend, I found myself being extra cautious with this former lawman riding shotgun. I was continually saying … Continue reading

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