Tag Archives: hope

Talk to Him

Charles Spurgeon shared the story of an old farmer who told about his encounter with the devil. The devil was tempting him and he finally said to the devil, “What do you want from me anyway?” The devil answered, “Why, … Continue reading

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Numbering Our Days

In the Paula Hawkins novel, The Girl on the Train, one of the characters spots some graffiti painted on a concrete building—LIFE IS NOT A PARAGRAPH.    We ought to take to heart the wisdom in that statement. Too often we … Continue reading

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The Weary World Rejoices

Perhaps that line from O Holy Night–“The weary world rejoices”–rings especially true this year. We continually battle the weariness that comes from living in a fallen, sinful world. But 2020 has brought a series of problems that have made life … Continue reading

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Another Disappointment

A group of soldiers were training for their first parachute jump. Their instructions were: Jump when you are told to jump. Count to ten, then pull the ripcord. If the first chute doesn’t open, pull the second ripcord. When you … Continue reading

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Offering Hope

Years ago a submarine was accidently rammed by a ship off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank immediately, trapping its entire crew at the bottom of the ocean. Every effort was made to rescue the crew, but all attempts ended … Continue reading

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Unusual Thanks

There is an unusual monument in Enterprise, Alabama. It honors the Mexican boll weevil. In 1895, the boll weevil began to destroy the major crop of the region, cotton. In desperation to survive, the farmers had to diversify, and by … Continue reading

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Lifeline

Many years ago a sailor at sea fell overboard. Someone quickly threw a rope to the man, who caught hold of it just before the ship passed by him. He knew that he must hold on to the rope with … Continue reading

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Celebrating Peace

Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. This conflict was one of the most devastating wars in the history of the human race, and it was with great joy that this armistice … Continue reading

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No Fear!

In 100 Meditations on Hope Wayne A. Lamb writes: In the midst of a storm, a little bird was clinging to the limb of a tree, seemingly calm and unafraid. As the wind tore at the limbs of the tree, … Continue reading

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Different Type of Grieving

My wife just attended the funeral of a young lady who had led a faithful Christian life. This service for Jodi Flinchum truly was a celebration of her life. There was joy through the tears as the mourners reflected not … Continue reading

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