Monthly Archives: May 2013

If You Have to Tell Them Who You Are, Then You Aren’t!

Gregory Peck once stood in line with a friend, waiting for a table in a crowded restaurant. His friend became impatient and said, “Why don’t you tell the maitre d’ who you are?” Peck responded “No. If you have to … Continue reading

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Love isn’t love till you give it away

Mary Martin, star of the Broadway version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, was about to go on stage one night, as she had a thousand times before, when a note was handed to her. The letter was … Continue reading

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Inexpressible Longings

Some of the most poignant words in the Bible come from the Book of Ecclesiastes which says, ‘God has set eternity in our hearts.’ CS Lewis reflected that we often wonder why it is that we have such deep, inexpressible … Continue reading

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The Mother of all Deceits

In the aftermath of terror attacks one often reads letters blaming religion for them. One such said: ‘Will it ever occur to the world that as long as the medieval nonsense we call religion is peddled to the gullible, ignorant … Continue reading

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The Long and Short of the Matter

The shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm one hundred and seventeen, and the longest chapter is Psalm one hundred and nineteen.But the one between – Psalm one hundred and eighteen – just happens to be the centre chapter of … Continue reading

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The Keeper of the Spring

Peter Marshall, of ‘A Man Called Peter’ fame, used to tellan an old story about the ‘Keeper of the Spring’ – a reclusive old man who lived high above an Austrian village and for years cleared away the debris from … Continue reading

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Things Stink the Way we Think

There’s one thing that wise people throughout the ages have agreed on, and that is that our thoughts shape what we become. I heard a story about a cranky old man who made a visit to see his grandchildren, and, … Continue reading

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