Tag Archives: hope

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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This Is Our Year!

As the Chicago Cubs prepare for their playoff game against the Pittsburgh Pirates this evening, I can’t help but think about my friends who are Cubs fans. They have remained loyal to their team through one of the longest dry … Continue reading

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Full of Hope

Is there anyone more hopeful than the avid fisherman? He is always optimistic that the fish will start biting any time. Surely moving just a few yards downstream will bring a change of fortune. Any hint of a bite must … Continue reading

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Three Descriptive Words

California candidates for political office are allowed space on the ballot—3 words or less—to describe themselves to the voters. One person running for office listed on the ballot that he is a “farmer/small businessman”. Another described himself as “doctor/teacher/congressman”. Most … Continue reading

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