Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

A TURNING POINT

Several years ago, Newsweek magazine carried the story of the memorial service held for Hubert Humphrey, former vice-president of the United States. Hundreds of people came from all over the world to say good-bye to their old friend and colleague. But … Continue reading

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A SOLITARY EMBER

A Christian who had been devoutly active for many years suddenly was absent from the assembly. One cold winter evening the preacher knocked at his door. Actually, the preacher and the church member had been long-time good friends. As they … Continue reading

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CLEANING FROM THE INSIDE OUT

The story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning, Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading from his old, worn out … Continue reading

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HEY BLOCKHEAD, I LOVE YOU

I remember reading a Peanuts cartoon strip in which Lucy comes up to Charlie Brown and does something that is very unusual for her. She says, “I love you.” But Charlie Brown keeps responding by saying, “No, you don’t.” And … Continue reading

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PERSISTENCE

Thomas Jefferson once said, “When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to make up our minds todoit, meet it with firmness and accommodate everything to it in the best way … Continue reading

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THE TRUE MARKS OF SUCCESS

A hundred years ago, Ralph Waldo Emerson noted three qualities he deemed marks of true “success”: the ability to discern and appreciate beauty, the ability to see the best in others, and a commitment to leaving the world a better … Continue reading

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THIS OLD BOOK

This book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding; its histories are true, and its decisions are … Continue reading

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