Monthly Archives: November 2017

I doesn’t matter

Some years ago the Readers Digest reported the case of Angie and David whose house burned down. Angie’s first act was to hunt through the blackened ruins searching for any photo albums that had survived. She managed to find some … Continue reading

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Fibs

They say that the three most commonly told lies are: ‘Gee, you haven’t changed a bit,’ ‘I never got the message’ and ‘The cheque is in the mail.’ Jerald Jellison said: ‘Each of us fibs at least fifty times a … Continue reading

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Don’t be late

The most overdue book in the history of library services was a copy of a book called Febrile Diseases, borrowed from the University of Cincinnati Medical Library by a Mr. M. Dodd and returned one hundred and forty years later … Continue reading

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The real tragedy of life

Someone once said: ‘The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.’ Some of us live in the past, remembering previous times in life and wishing we had them … Continue reading

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A rose by any other name

The world of nature around us is an endless source of spiritual truth; like the seemingly worthless thorny stem, often called a brier, that a gardener I know of deliberately dug out and then planted in his rose garden. People … Continue reading

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Depression is a disease of the affluent

Professor Martin Seligman, one of America’s top psychologists, speaking about the epidemic of depression in our society, says it’s clearly not ecological because the Amish people, who live just outside his hometown of Philadelphia, drink the same water, breathe the … Continue reading

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Saved from what has got us beat

  I once met a man who’d been part of Sydney’s underworld, but then became a preacher. For the next forty years he spent his life telling people of the transforming power of Christ. He preached about it because he’d … Continue reading

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It all depends on whose hands it’s in.

  A basketball in my hands is worth thirty dollars, but in Michael Jordan’s hands it’s worth thirty million. A tennis racket in my hands is a joke, but in Pete Sampras’ hands it’s a World Championship. A sharp knife … Continue reading

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The great story in which every chapter is better than the one before. ”

It’s often said that my parents’ generation rarely talked about sex but often talked about death. Whereas for my generation the opposite is true. But when you get to my age it’s hard to avoid it. I think the worst … Continue reading

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The essence of Hell is separation

C.S Lewis once said that the essence of hell is separation – from God and from others. To be forever cut off from God’s presence …to be separated from other creatures, to be wholly and increasingly self-absorbed, makes that self … Continue reading

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