Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

IN THE TRENCHES

Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually … Continue reading

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ALLEGIANCE TO THE CAUSE

To whom would you be willing to swear undying allegiance? During the Crimean War between Russia and Britain’s allies, the “Charge of the Light Brigade” took place in 1854. British confusion was at the core of this disaster. Out of … Continue reading

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SETTING YOUR PRIORITIES

There’s an old story about a farmer who one morning decided to plow the north forty. His tractor needed oil, so he started to the barn to get it, but on the way he noticed the pigs had not been … Continue reading

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PREPARED FOR BATTLE

Private Jones was assigned to the Army induction center, where he was to advise new recruits about their government benefits, especially their Serviceman’s Group Life Insurance (SGLI).   It wasn’t long before the center’s Lieutenant noticed that Private Jones had almost … Continue reading

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THANKFULNESS

One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be. They spent a couple of days and nights on … Continue reading

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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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