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It’s What’s Inside That Makes It Go Up

When I was young, and most people believed that to have white skin made you superior to someone with black skin, a man was selling balloons at a carnival. He had balloons of various colours, which he filled with helium … Continue reading

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The Value of Time

Someone once said that to realize the value of half a century, you need to ask a new widow. To realize the value of one year, ask a student who has failed a final exam. To realize the value of nine months, … Continue reading

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KEEPING JESUS WARM

A few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union two American teachers were invited to teach at an orphanage in Moscow. At Christmas they were asked to teach the Christmas story to the children who, under an atheistic regime, … Continue reading

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Time to Fly

I heard about a little girl taking part in a Christmas pageant dressed as an angel, being told by her Sunday School teacher to make her appearance by coming down the centre aisle. The little girl’s response was: ‘Do you … Continue reading

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My Lord, What a Morning!

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We are the primary victims of our own unforgiveness

The famous French novelist, Francois Mauriac, wrote a book entitled Knot of Vipers, in which an old man spent the last thirty years of his life sleeping down the hall from his wife after an argument over their five-year-old daughter. … Continue reading

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Changing the price-tags

A gang of thieves once came up with an idea for robbing a jewellery store without anyone being aware of it. They broke into the store but all they did was change the price tags on several items, switching low … Continue reading

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The orange revolution

In 2004 Victor Yushchenko standing for president of the Ukraine, was poisoned by the ruling party, who then tampered with the results, declaring on state-run TV that he’d been defeated. However, in a little box in the corner of the … Continue reading

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Inexpressible longings

Reflecting on those inexpressible longings deep within us, C.S.Lewis once said: ‘Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food… People feel sexual desire: well, … Continue reading

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The key to contentment

John D Rockefeller, once the richest man in the world, had three simple rules for anyone who wanted to become rich: go to work early; stay at work late; and find oil. He was also the man who, when asked … Continue reading

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