Category Archives: Spiritual growth

With humility comes wisdom

I heard about a newly commissioned officer in the Army who stopped to buy a soft drink from a vending machine but found he had no change. So he stopped a passing soldier and asked him if he had change … Continue reading

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You can get bitter, or you can get better

The best selling book entitled You Can Grow Bitter or You Can Grow Better got it’s inspiration from a young woman who had just received word that her husband had been killed in a farming accident, leaving her alone with … Continue reading

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‘You’ll git water if ya don’t drink it first’

A thirsty traveller trecking across the Nevada desert came across an old pump with a can wired to it containing a letter that said: “This pump is all right. But the washer dries out and the pump has got to … Continue reading

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Not Alone

A few years ago, best selling writer Philip Yancey wrote these words: ‘For all its faults and failures, the church offers a place to bring wounds and to seek meaning in times of brokenness and struggle. Visiting them I heard … Continue reading

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Stunted growth

It was the Japanese who first learned how to grow the miniature bonsai tree. When it first emerges as a sapling, the owner pulls it out of the soil, ties off its tap root and some of its feeder roots … Continue reading

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