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It’s What’s Inside That Makes It Go Up

When I was young, and most people believed that to have white skin made you superior to someone with black skin, a man was selling balloons at a carnival. He had balloons of various colours, which he filled with helium … Continue reading

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The Value of Time

Someone once said that to realize the value of half a century, you need to ask a new widow. To realize the value of one year, ask a student who has failed a final exam. To realize the value of nine months, … Continue reading

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KEEPING JESUS WARM

A few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union two American teachers were invited to teach at an orphanage in Moscow. At Christmas they were asked to teach the Christmas story to the children who, under an atheistic regime, … Continue reading

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Time to Fly

I heard about a little girl taking part in a Christmas pageant dressed as an angel, being told by her Sunday School teacher to make her appearance by coming down the centre aisle. The little girl’s response was: ‘Do you … Continue reading

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My Lord, What a Morning!

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The power of a dream

Mrs Irwin always remembered that moonlit night when she found her son Jimmy standing at his bedroom window staring at the full moon. She asked him what he was doing, and he told her he was looking at the moon. … Continue reading

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Quick to listen and slow to speak

I read about a little girl, whose mother saw her holding two apples. She gave the child a big smile, then asked her to give her one of them. Well, the little girl looked at the apples for a while, … Continue reading

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Kindness always reproduces itself

Years ago, a poor boy went begging for a meal. But he lost his nerve when a pretty girl opened the door, so he just asked for a glass of water. However, she thought he looked hungry and she gave … Continue reading

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God isn’t beige

In the academic art world, it used to be thought that Michelangelo portrayed God as subdued, dark and withdrawn. This was because his paintings were full of beiges, dark browns and ochres. But in more recent times, as the restorers … Continue reading

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Running on three cylinders

The first car I bought never seemed to run very well, and I wasn’t mechanically minded enough to recognise there was a problem. I just thought it was the way that old car was and put up with its coughing … Continue reading

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