Tag Archives: satisfaction

Charity that doesn’t lift your public image

According to the Boston Globe, Tom White’s life goal is to give away his entire fortune. When people ask him why he says: ‘I’m motivated a lot by what Jesus wants me to do – and I think he wants … Continue reading

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Learning to be thankful

A wise woman once said that there are seven things we ought always to be thankful for: automatic dishwashers, which make it possible to get out of the kitchen before the family come in for after-dinner snacks. Husbands who attack … Continue reading

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Nothing is as bad as it seems when you’ve known something worse.

There’s an old Jewish story about a man In Budapest who goes to the rabbi and complains, ‘Life is unbearable. There are nine of us living in one room. What can I do?’ The rabbi answers, ‘Take your goat into … Continue reading

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Sightless eyes

One of the most prolific hymn writers of all time was Fanny J Crosby, a blind woman who lost her sight as a young child. But it’s obvious through her hymns that morally and spiritually she could see wonderfully well. … Continue reading

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The Seven Wonders of the World

I love the story about the teacher who asked her students to list what they thought were the Seven Wonders of the World. Most of the votes were for things like: Egypt’s Great Pyramids, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, … Continue reading

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Busyness is the Devil

The writer John Ortberg says that he once called a wise friend to ask for some spiritual direction. He described the frenetic pace of his life; the demands of work and family responsibilities: that endless round of driving kids to … Continue reading

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Wisdom, knowledge, and joy

Daniel Gilbert of Harvard University did a survey of one hundred university lecturers both before and after they found out if they had received tenure in their positions. They all expected to be quite happy if they got tenure and … Continue reading

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