Category Archives: Childlike faith

Missing the obvious

There’s a story about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on a camping trip. In the early hours of the morning, Homes wakes Watson and asks him what he can see. Watson says: ‘I see millions of stars.’ Holmes then asks: … Continue reading

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Don’t people say grace in this place?

Celeste Sibley got an insight into the effect of childlike faith when she took her children to a diner for breakfast. It was crowded and her eight-year-old daughter Mary had to sit alone at the far end of the counter. … Continue reading

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Telescopes to God

Hans Lippershey was a Dutch spectacle maker who in sixteen hundred created the first telescope. One day two children came into his shop and were playing with some of the lenses scattered around. They put two together and found they … Continue reading

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God wants to take my picture

Tony Campolo tells a story about a friend who has an adorable four-year-old daughter who, one night during a violent thunderstorm, was found, quite unpeturbed, standing on the windowsill, spread-eagled against the glass. As the lightning flashed and the thunder … Continue reading

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Not perfect; just forgiven.

Watchman Nee, one of the best known leaders of the secret underground church in China during the great persecutions of Mao Tse Tung, told about a new convert who came in deep distress to see him. ‘No matter how much … Continue reading

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The price of a miracle

A little girl named Tess once took her money box to her local pharmacy, where the pharmacist was busy talking to a well dressed man. She said she wanted to buy a miracle. He asked her why, and she told … Continue reading

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Barney’s on my underpants

A pediatrician giving a little girl a check-up, looked down her ears and asked, “Do you think I’ll find Big Bird in here?” The little girl said nothing. Next, the doctor took a tongue depressor and looked down her throat. … Continue reading

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