Category Archives: thankfulness

“In everything give thanks”

Corrie ten Boom, whose book, The Hiding Place, was made into a successful movie, was incarcerated with her sister Betsie in the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Amongst the many torments they suffered was the fact that their hut was infested with … Continue reading

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The misery of comparisons

There’s a story about a crow who lived happily in a wood until he heard a dove and thought how happy he would be if only he could sing like that. The dove, however, was miserable because it was envious … Continue reading

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The practice of thanksgiving is our most transforming resource.

In every generation the wisest people have known that the surest way to change one’s quality of life is to change the way we think. Our ability to change our outer environment may be limited, but the way it affects … Continue reading

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The God of peace

Robert Frost said: ‘More people die of worry than die of work, because more people worry than work.’ Someone else said that you should only worry if your birthday cake collapses from the weight of the candles; or if your … Continue reading

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‘You could never know how wonderful everything is.’

For fifty one years Bob Edens was blind. He felt his way through five decades of darkness until one day a skilled surgeon performed a complicated operation and, for the first time, Bob Edens had sight. He found it overwhelming. … Continue reading

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Wealth is in the mind

According to the LA Times you need a net worth of ten million dollars to be able to call yourself rich; that’s how much you’d need today to match the lifestyle of the average nineteen twenty five millionaire. Paradoxically, a … Continue reading

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Thank God for professional car thieves

A woman whose baby urgently needed medicine drove to a pharmacy to get the medication. Unfortunately, she then locked her keys in the car. She searched around and eventually found a wire coat hanger, but then realised she had no … Continue reading

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