Category Archives: Hope of Glory

The promise and power of faith

Charles de Gaulle, the famous French leader during World War Two, had a child who was severely mentally handicapped. But he loved her dearly and, no matter how bad things were in France, he would always make time to be … Continue reading

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Unconquerable hope

Booth Tucker was a Salvation Army officer in Chicago. One evening he preached a sermon about the sympathy of Jesus. Afterwards a man said to him, ‘If your wife had just died, like mine has, and your babies were crying … Continue reading

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Cock-eyed optimists

Do you remember that scene from the film South Pacific, where Nurse Nellie Thorbush looks out across the islands and sees what she thinks are clouds but then realizes they’re gun smoke, and that even in that South Sea paradise … Continue reading

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Rainbow’s end

According to Irish tradition at the end of every rainbow there’s a pot of gold guarded by a leprechaun. The only problem is that you can never find the end of a rainbow. As you come closer to what seems … Continue reading

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It will be better higher up

Dwight L. Moody used to tell of a saintly old woman who was always cheerful, even though confined to a dingy attic apartment. A friend one day took a wealthy woman to meet her. When they reached the second floor, … Continue reading

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Past glories that no one else remembers

I know of a man who was once voted captain and most improved player on the school basketball team. The proudest moment of his life was the day when, in front of the entire student body, he was presented with … Continue reading

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Glorious bodies

A little girl, sitting on her grandfather’s lap as he read her a story, from time to time would take her eyes off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek then stroke her own. Finally she said: … Continue reading

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‘But the work shall not be wholly lost’

I like reading the inscriptions on tombstones. Often they speak of sadness, sometimes of futility, and sometimes of hope for something better. Some people even compose their own. Benjamin Franklin was one. The epitaph he wrote for himself says: ‘The … Continue reading

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Whispering hope

Septimus Winner, one of the best known song writers of the nineteenth century, whose songs are still sung round many a campfire, has been rediscovered and inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His best loved and most enduring song … Continue reading

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Comfort through a cat

At the Steer House Nursing Home in Providence, Rhode Island, a cat named Oscar provides a unique service to the residents of the dementia unit. He makes regular rounds, hopping onto patients’ beds, purring and snuggling up to people before … Continue reading

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