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Thoughtful Conversation

Carol Burks relates this story: After finishing our Chinese food, my husband and I cracked open our fortune cookies. Mine read, “Be quiet for a little while.” His read, “Talk while you have a chance.” The art of conversation is … Continue reading

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Only the Best

A friend of mine used to get great cell phone service at his house. This was to be expected since he could literally stand in his yard and see the tower that provided his service. Then he noticed that his … Continue reading

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Raising Children

A man was at the airport waiting to board his flight. He observed a mother who was travelling with three young children, all of whom were running around yelling and annoying the other passengers. The mother tried to calm down … Continue reading

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Great Opportunity

I enjoy playing “Words with Friends” on the phone. This is a word game similar to “Scrabble”. Recently I started a new game, and with the letters I was given, I was able to score 20 points on the first … Continue reading

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Producing

What do you call a cow that does not produce milk? Either a milk dud or an udder failure! Just as cows are expected to produce milk, Christians are expected to live productive lives for Jesus. We are supposed to … Continue reading

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Believe in Prayer

When a nightclub opened on Main Street, the only church in that small town organized an all-night prayer meeting. The members of the church asked God to burn down the club. Within a few minutes, lightning struck the club, and … Continue reading

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Most Sincerely Dead

In The Wizard of Oz, when the house landed on the wicked witch of the East, the coroner was called to the scene. After examining the body, he famously proclaimed, “She’s not only merely dead, she’s really most sincerely dead!” … Continue reading

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Unafraid of Death

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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Window of Opportunity

Sometimes you can be late and get away with it; sometimes you can’t. According to the Associated Press, near midnight on the evening of June 30, 1997, United Airlines flight 728 from Chicago was bound for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and as … Continue reading

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Talking to Strangers

Sometimes we get the idea that it is of no use to try to initiate a conversation about Jesus with someone we have just met. We have come to believe that we need to develop a long-term relationship with someone … Continue reading

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