Tag Archives: worry

Hold the line

A woman once phoned a theatre to say she’d lost a valuable diamond brooch and thought it might have happened there the night before. The manager told her to hold the line while he went to look. He searched thoroughly … Continue reading

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Fears become less fearful when we face them

There’s an old parable of a little boy running away from a witch who had turned herself into a cat. As the boy ran he kept glancing fearfully over his shoulder. The first time he looked back the cat was … Continue reading

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Measuring wealth

When most of us think of misers we think of Ebenezer Scrooge. But whereas Scrooge was a fictitious character, John G. Wendel and his sisters were real, and probably the most miserly people of all time. They inherited a vast … Continue reading

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A message from a bird

I remember once sitting in my car overlooking Moreton Bay, and opening a Bible to read something at random. The passage I ended up reading was a psalm and was titled God’s Provision for His People. I thought it higly … Continue reading

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Faith makes us bigger than our problems

There’s a saying that ‘the beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of faith is the end of anxiety. One Easter during the Napoleonic Wars the French General Massena with eighteen thousand soldiers laid siege to … Continue reading

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Your room is ready

The Winchester Mystery House is a favourite tourist destination in California. It belonged to Sarah Winchester, widow of the man who invented the Winchester Rifle – the gun that won the West. Sarah was troubled for her soul and her … Continue reading

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If I had my life over again

The well known columnist Erma Bombeck once wrote: ‘If I had my life to live over, I would invite friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained. I would take the time to listen to my grandfather ramble … Continue reading

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