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What If?
What if God couldn't take the time to bless us today because we couldn't take the time to thank Him yesterday?

Just a Quarter
Several years ago a preacher moved to Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived...

Pause
Pause when you are undecided on the course to take...

The Five Finger Prayer
Your Thumb is nearest to you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you.

Making a Difference
Something to think about: Name the five wealthiest people in the world...

Spiritual Snowflakes
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord...

The Cross
The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, He dropped to his knees in prayer.

Ask and Receive
I asked God to grant me patience. God said...

Don't Miss It!
A man whispered, "God, speak to me," and a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear...

Lessons Learned from Noah's Ark
Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark: Don't miss the boat...

Don't We All?
I was parked in front of the mall wiping off my car. I had just come from the car wash and was waiting ...

Like a Pumpkin
A lady had recently been baptized. One of her coworkers asked her what it was like to be a Christian.

A Garden for Daily Living
Plant three rows of peas: Peace of mind, Peace of heart, Peace of soul...

Who I Am
Who I am in Christ: I am secure. I am free from condemnation. I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.

The Daffodil Principle
Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, "Mother, you must come see the daffodils before they are over." I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive...

The Trouble Tree
I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job...

Priceless
A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked...

Thanksgiving Thorns
Sandra felt as low as the heels of her shoes as she pushed against a November gust and the florist shop door...

Baking a cake
A little boy is telling his Grandma how "everything" is going wrong...

The Window
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help ...

The Echo
A man and his son were walking in the forest. Suddenly the boy trips...

Priorities
An American businessman was at a pier in a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked...

Ten Little Christians
Ten Little Christians came to church all the time; One fell out with the preacher, then there were nine...

Long Distance Call
My friend, Rich, volunteers with prison ministries, and in his work has become friends with the pastor of a store front church called ...

Wishing
Today, upon a bus, I saw a girl with golden hair and wished I was as fair...

The Present
This was written by an 83-year-old woman to her friend. The last line says it all...

Courage
It takes courage to refrain from gossip when others delight in it, to stand up for the absent person who is being abused...

You Won't Be Sorry
You won't be sorry for thinking before acting, for hearing before judging, for forgiving your enemies...

Quotes
Worth repeating!

Here's Your (Church) Sign
I saw the sign.

A Woman's Prayer
Amen!

Show Me the Money!
Take out a one dollar bill and look at it...


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