Category Archives: Life

Impossible odds

One of the most amazing things about our world is the delicate balance required to sustain life. Astrophysicist Hugh Ross says that one of the twenty-five factors necessary for life is that the number of electrons has to be equivalent … Continue reading

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Is there life after birth?

There’s an old story about a twin sister and brother talking to each other in the womb. She said: ‘I believe there’s life after birth!’ But he disagreed: ‘No, this is all there is.’ But the little girl insisted that … Continue reading

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It takes a great spirit to come through hardship

Four centuries ago Martin Rinkert became the minister of his hometown parish in Eilenburg, Germany. A year later the Thirty Years War broke out and Eilenburg was caught in the middle. In the midst of it a massive plague swept … Continue reading

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Life’s too short for fussing around

I know of an old lady who looked forward for months to taking a short train journey to visit a relative. When the big day came she boarded the train and set about arranging all the things she’d brought with … Continue reading

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Building for our own retirement

A sub-contractor carpenter told his contractor-boss, whom he’d worked for since he was an apprentice, that he was ready to retire. The contractor was sorry to see him go but asked him, as a personal favour, to stay on long … Continue reading

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Never to go to a doctor whose office plants have died

The late Erma Bombeck said some of her most important decisions were: never to go to a doctor whose office plants have died; to follow her husband’s suggestion to put a little excitement into life by living within their budget; … Continue reading

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Life is too short to wake up with regrets

A wise man said that the pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime, and it’s never too late to become what you might have been. Benjamin Mays observed that the tragedy of life is not in failing to … Continue reading

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