Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

THE PERMANENT RECORD

Columnist Bob Green of the Chicago Tribune has a theory about what’s wrong with the world. He blames it on what he calls the “Death of the Permanent Record.” He recalls that grade-school children once lived in fear of having … Continue reading

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PSALM 23

The Lord is my Shepherd … That’s Relationship! I shall not want … That’s Supply! He maketh me to lie down in green pastures …  That’s Rest! He leadeth me beside the still waters … That’s Refreshment! He restoreth my soul … That’ s … Continue reading

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LET IT FLOW THROUGH

There was a beautiful lake that lost its zesty freshness. The water formerly had been clear. It was alluring to animals and people alike. But it became covered with a green scum. The farm animals became ill from drinking the … Continue reading

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WHERE THERE IS HOPE THERE IS LIFE

A few years ago the psychology Department of Duke University carried on an interesting experiment. They wanted to see how long rats could swim. In one container they placed a rat for which there was no possibility of escape. He … Continue reading

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MOTIVATION

Have you ever felt that you just didn’t have the heart for something? Late one night, a man had gone to a party and had too much to drink, so he decided it would be best to walk home. He … Continue reading

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WE NEED LAUGHTER

The average child laughs 400 times a day. The average adult laughs 15 times a day. What happens in life that makes adults lose their laughter? Do we quit laughing because we are old, or do we get old because … Continue reading

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IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

The story has been told, many times, how that at dawn an old man was walking along the beach. He noticed, at a distance, a young man throwing starfish into the ocean. After a while the old man caught up … Continue reading

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BENT TO THE GROUND

A city boy visited his cousin who lived on a farm in the country for the first time. The city boy had never seen wheat growing in a field. It was an impressive sight for him, the wheat golden brown … Continue reading

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BUILD ME A SON

General Douglas MacArthur wrote… “Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest … Continue reading

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A BRIDGE TO SAFETY

In the aftermath of one of the most tragic ferry accidents in recent history, a story of heroism and selfless sacrifice is beginning to take shape. It’s the story of a young woman, Park Jee Young, just 22 years old. … Continue reading

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