Monthly Archives: April 2015

Our real security is in our relationships

The giant redwood trees of California have strangely shallow root systems that spider out just under the surface to catch as much surface moisture they can. Heavy winds would bring these giants crashing to the ground if it were not … Continue reading

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Peaceful sleep

At the close of World War II thousands of homeless children were being cared for in camps all across Europe. But many of them were so anxious they couldn’t sleep at night. Eventually a solution was found. When they were … Continue reading

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A lousy read?

Writing to the Sydney Morning Herald, someone said the reason fewer people read the Bible now is because it’s ‘a lousy read’ and in its present form is very different from the original. The writer obviously doesn’t know that our … Continue reading

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Perception

Human beings are only able to perceive thirty percent of the range of the sun’s light and one seventieth of the spectrum of electromagnetic energy. But bats detect insects by sonar, pigeons navigate by magnetic fields, and bloodhounds perceive a … Continue reading

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Just add water

When the Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff first visited America he was amazed at the huge variety of instant products available.’On my first shopping trip,’ he said, ‘I saw powdered milk – you just add water, and you get milk. Then … Continue reading

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I’m here to live my life

A tourist once got an insight into life from an old native who refused to sell him the twenty strings of onions he had for sale, even though the tourist offered him top dollar for the lot. ‘Isn’t that what … Continue reading

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The sure way to failure

There’s a fable about an elderly man travelling with a young boy and a donkey. As they passed through one village the people told him he was a fool for not riding the donkey; so he climbed up on its … Continue reading

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