Illustrations

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Fathers, Children

One day a boy asked his busy father, “Dad, how much money do you earn in an hour?” The impatient dad answered, “I don’t know, I guess I make about $30 an hour when I’m at work. Now don’t bother me, I’m busy.” After a couple of weeks of d...

Trash, Environment

According to the Los Angeles Times, there is a huge floating garbage dump twice the size of Texas that is known as the Eastern Garbage Patch. Located halfway between San Francisco and Hawaii, the garbage patch is an area of slack winds a...

Service, Love, Good Samaritan

As Wesley Autrey waited for a New York subway train, he saw a man lapse into a seizure and fall onto the tracks. With a train fast approaching, the 50-year-old construction worker responded immediately, jumping off the platform and pulli...

Chosen by God

On October 15, 2002, the Associated Press carried a light-hearted story about Billy Graham. It reported that the Dallas Cowboys, honoring the distinguished life and ministry of Dr. Graham, presented him with a Cowboy jersey with the name...

Paycheck

One day, an employee received an unusually large paycheck. She decided not to say anything about it. The following week, her check was for less than the normal amount, and she confronted her boss. The boss asked, “Why didn’t you say an...

Forgiveness

The preacher used “Forgive Your Enemies” as his sermon subject.  After preaching for 20 minutes, he asked how many were willing to forgive their enemies.  About half held up their hands.  Not satisfied, he harangued the congregation ...

Truth

“It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills. It is not love and it is not friendship if we fail to declare the ...

Possessions

Back in 2003 psychologists and economists from Harvard, the University of Virginia, and Princeton conducted an academic study to explore what produces happiness. The researchers found that we almost always overestimate the intensity and ...

Compliments; Exaggeration

The old man had died.  A wonderful funeral was in progress and the country preacher talked at length of the good traits of the deceased, what an honest man he was, and what a loving husband and kind father he was. Finally, the widow lea...