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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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Can You Top This?

The story is told about an old man who had survived the great Johnstown flood. He loved to tell the story over and over in great detail. Everywhere he went he would spend all his time talking about this great … Continue reading

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Still Waters Run Deep

“It is possible to possess an unspoken thought.”—Anonymous An unspoken thought—what a novel idea! In an age where social media invites us to express ourselves freely, verbal restraint is a rare commodity. Yet the Bible consistently encourages us to be … Continue reading

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He Should Have Listened!

Pilate has gone down in history as one of the worst villains of all time. He could have avoided this dubious distinction if only he had listened. He should have listened to his wife. (Are you husbands paying attention?) “While … Continue reading

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Listening for the Master

My wife and I watched our friends’ three children for a few hours yesterday. We were also in charge of two dogs and a cat, but they could pretty much take care of themselves. The dogs were resting in the … Continue reading

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