Tag Archives: Wistful Hope

You never know how high your dreams will take you.

In nineteen eighty two, Larry Waters, who had always wanted to fly but couldn’t afford the lessons, decided to achieve his dream by purchasing forty five surplus weather balloons, filling them with helium and attaching them to an aluminium deck … Continue reading

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Teaching horses to fly

There’s an old Jewish story about a man who’d been sentenced to death, but who obtained a reprieve by assuring the king that he would teach his majesty’s horse to fly within the year- but with the proviso that if … Continue reading

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The benefit of sermons you can’t remember

A man once wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper saying: ‘I’ve gone to church for thirty years now, and in that time I’ve heard three thousand sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a … Continue reading

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Forgiveness for the asking

A few years ago, a group of ministers gathered outside the city hall in Boise, Idaho with cheque books in hand ready to write cheques to the city on behalf of people with unpaid parking tickets. To take advantage of … Continue reading

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Brezhnev should have listened to his wife

George Bush Senior, representing the United States at the funeral of the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, was deeply moved by a silent protest carried out by Brezhnev’s widow. She stood motionless by the coffin until seconds before it was closed. … Continue reading

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‘The eyes may be wrong, but the psyche is right’

Carl Jung, the great psychoanalyst, once wrote: ‘We are all born to believe. The eyes may be wrong, but the psyche is right… We are all looking for a perfect model of ourselves.’ Similarly, C. S. Lewis said: ‘Most people, … Continue reading

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Pushing the limits

Frank Allegretti, a meticulous pilot with more than twenty years experience, crashed his plane in a cornfield because it ran out of fuel. His distraught wife said: ‘Everybody told me, he was the most cautious pilot they ever knew.’ Sadly, … Continue reading

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