Tag Archives: presence of God

When I Am Old

Old age slowly creeps up on some people. For others, it happens quite suddenly. One day they wake up and can’t believe what they see in the mirror! Growing older is inevitable for those who manage to remain alive. It … Continue reading

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Time to Be Quiet

A young mother was trying to impress upon her small children the need for silence at certain times. She taught them over and over, “There are three times when you need to be especially quiet: at church, in the library … Continue reading

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Poor Excuse

Did you hear the one about the TV weather reporter who lost her job because her forecasts were never accurate? In an interview for another position, she was asked why she left her last job. She replied, “The climate didn’t … Continue reading

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How We Treat God

Someone once said that we treat God like we treat a policeman. When we are driving 70 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone, we don’t want to see a policeman. But when someone is breaking into our house … Continue reading

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Trivial Pursuits

A familiar Mother Goose rhyme goes: “Pussy cat, Pussy cat, where have you been? I’ve been to London to visit the queen. Pussy cat, Pussy cat what did you there? I frightened a little mouse under the chair.” Like that … Continue reading

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In His Presence

The Kansas City Star reported this incident a few years ago. A woman entered an ice cream store in Kansas City to purchase an ice cream cone. After making her selection, she turned and found herself face-to-face with Paul Newman, … Continue reading

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Available

A man and his wife were checking out of a hotel. They noticed that they had been charged for a basket of fresh fruit that had been brought to their room every day. The husband asked, “How can you charge … Continue reading

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Presence of Greatness

Mark Scott wrote the following in The Lookout: “The state where I live has a wonderful state convention. Some years ago at this convention I was greeting people before the evening session. As I was preparing to take my seat, … 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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Torn in Two

Matthew’s gospel records the fact that the moment Jesus died “…the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom…” (27:51). The purpose of the curtain in the temple was to keep people from coming into the … Continue reading

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