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THE RECKONING ROOM

April 22, 2010
In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room. There were no distinguishing features except the one wall covered with small index cards files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stret…

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TELL THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW

April 21, 2010
The story is told of a Christian college where the preacher students took turns speaking in chapel every Thursday. There was one freshman preacher student, though, who had avoided the dreaded task of preaching at chapel long enough that it came to the attention of the Chapel Master. The following co…

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THE ROAD OF LIFE

April 21, 2010

But later on when I met Christ, it seemed as though life were rather like a bike ride, but it was a tandem bike, and I noticed that Christ was in the back helping me pedal. 
  
I don't know just when it was that he suggested we change places, but life has not been the same since. When I had co…

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THE THIEF WHO WAS ROBBED

April 21, 2010
"Be sure your sin will find you out." — Moses (Numbers 32:23)

Zig Zigler, a well-known motivational speaker, tells the story about a thief who was robbed. The incident took place back in 1887 in a small neighborhood grocery store when a middle-aged gentleman, Emanuel Nenger, gave the assistant a …

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THE LORD'S PRAYER

April 21, 2010
Our Father Who Art In Heaven.
YES?

Don't interrupt me. I'm praying.
BUT -- YOU CALLED ME!!

Called you? No, I didn't call you. I'm praying. Our Father who art in
heaven.
THERE -- YOU DID IT AGAIN.

Did what?
CALLED ME. YOU SAID, "OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN." WELL, HERE I AM. WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?

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A WALK WITH THE LORD

April 19, 2010
I sat, with two friends, in the picture window of a quaint restaurant just off the corner of the town-square. The food and the company were both especially good that day.

As we talked, my attention was drawn outside, across the street. There, walking into town, was a man who appeared to be carrying…

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WHY IT IS DIFFICULT TO LEARN ENGLISH

April 19, 2010
Learning English is very confusing. If you don't believe, just check out:
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6…

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THE TREASURE

April 19, 2010

 

 

 The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box.  "Oh please,  Mommy. Can I have them?  Please, Mommy, please!" 
       Quickly the mother checked the back of…

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THE GOSSIPER

April 19, 2010
A woman repeated a bit of gossip about a neighbor. Within a few days the
whole community knew the story. The person it concerned was deeply hurt and
offended. Later, the woman responsible for spreading the rumor learned that it
was completely untrue. She was very sorry and went to a wise old sage to…

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THE SWAN & THE CRANE

April 18, 2010
Many years back, may be at least two decades ago, I read this simple story of a swan and a crane and their conversation about heaven. The story goes something like this:

One day a beautiful swan alighted by the banks of the water in which a crane was wading about seeking snails.

For a few moments…

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THE DECK OF CARDS

April 18, 2010
This is a story about a soldier in the North Africa Campaign in World War II. After heavy fighting the men returned to camp. The next day being Sunday, the Chaplain had set up church service. The men were asked to take out their Bibles or prayer book. The Chaplain noticed one soldier looking at a de…

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TRUSTING GOD

April 18, 2010
 There was once a climber, who thought he could do everything by himself. He decided to go mountain climbing one day. The mountain was higher than he thought it was, so it was getting kind of dark, until the point where he couldn't see anything. The mountain was slippery and full…

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PRAYING HANDS

April 16, 2010
The most often reproduced and widely known of Albrecht Durer's works is the gray and white brush drawing on blue-grounded paper of the Hands of the Apostle, known generally as 'The Praying Hands' by those who do not even know the German artist's name.

The actual drawing of Hands, sketched in 15…

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CARL'S GARDEN

April 16, 2010
Carl was a quiet man. He didn’t talk much. He would always greet you with a big smile and a firm handshake. Even after living in our neighborhood for over 50 years, no one could really say they knew him very well.

Before his retirement, he took the bus to work each morning. The lone sight of him …

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THE POWER OF SONG

April 15, 2010
The girls started off, merrily chasing each other along the way, and arrived at their sister's in good time, and had a jolly romp with the baby. After dinner the sister was so busy, and the children were so absorbed in their play, that the time passed unheeded until the clock struck four. Then the g…

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THE TITANIC'S LAST HERO

April 15, 2010
John Harper was born to a pair of solid Christian parents on May 29th, 1872. It was on the last Sunday of March 1886, when he was thirteen years old that he received Jesus as the Lord of his life. He never knew what it was to “sow his wild oats.” He began to preach about four years later at the …

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JOHN 3:16 - THE MESSAGE OF LOVE

April 14, 2010

In the city of Chicago, one cold, dark night, a blizzard was setting in. A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner; the people were in and out of the cold.

The little boy was so cold that he wasn’t trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and said, “Mister, you wouldn’t h…

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THE DAY I MET DANIEL!

April 14, 2010

It was an unusually cold day for the month of May. Spring had arrived and everything was alive with color. But a cold front from the north had brought winter’s chill back to Indiana.

I sat with two friends in the picture window of a quaint restaurant just off the corner of the town square. Th…

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THE SOLDIER

April 14, 2010
John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn't, the girl with the rose. His interest in her had begun thirteen months before in…

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ONLY LOVE!

April 14, 2010
It's a cold February night. People are bustling through the streets, either pulling up their coat collars or wrapping scarves around their necks, trying to stay warm.
It's so cold today.I'm standing at my window, looking at the people moving like little dots. Standing in a heated room, I'm beginnin…

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