Category Archives: New Life

No records kept

The English comedian, Tommy Trinder, so the story goes, once took his Rolls-Royce across the English Channel for a European holiday. One day the car broke down, so he contacted Rolls-Royce and asked what he should do. They responded by … 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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Images

Most of us are pretty careful about displaying photographs of ourselves, and the last thing we want people to see is our passport photo. Yet we also carry another picture within ourselves – one far more important than any photograph. … Continue reading

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From nobodies to somebodies

Most of us daydream about suddenly discovering that we are heirs to a fortune we never knew of, and that we are no longer nobodies. That was how the gospel seemed to those who first heard it. In a world … Continue reading

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Agnosticism versus Christianity

Harry Ironside, a well-known preacher of yesteryear, was once challenged to a public debate by Arthur Morrow Lewis, a well-known unbeliever. The subject was to be “Agnosticism versus Christianity.” Ironside accepted the challenge with one condition: and that was that … Continue reading

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Takeovers

In the world of business, it sometimes happens that a failing corporation gets taken over by another that’s not much better, and both of them go under. On the other hand, a strong company may take over one with serious … Continue reading

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Going round in circles

Charles Swindoll tells of a bazaar in India where a man had some birds for sale, each tied by the leg to a ring which fitted over a post stuck in the ground. Consequently, all that the birds could do … Continue reading

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Conforming to the mask

Fredrick Beuchner wrote a story called ‘The Happy Hypocrite,’ about a man born with a facial deformity. He grew up alone and lonely. When reaching adulthood, he decided to move from his town to begin a new life. On his … Continue reading

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It’s never too late to get back on track

Pilgrimage is one of the great themes of the Bible. Our present life is not a destination, it’s a journey to a greater life. Many of us who are well into the second half of life look back on opportunities … Continue reading

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‘One string – and Paganini.’

Nicolo Paganini was one of the greatest violinists of the nineteenth century. His most memorable concert was in Italy, performing before a packed house, when suddenly one string on his violin snapped. He never missed a beat but continued to … Continue reading

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