Tag Archives: presence of God

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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In His Presence

Several years ago, a lady entered an ice cream shop in Kansas City to purchase a treat. After making her selection, she turned and found herself face to face with Paul Newman, who was in town filming a movie. He … Continue reading

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