Illustrations

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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...

4th of July

“On July 4, 1776, delegates to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence. The men who issued that famous document realized they were signing their own death warrants since the British would...

Knowledge

A manufacturing plant was in full swing one day. The company’s massive machine was humming along, taking in the raw materials at one end and churning out the finished product at the other. All of a sudden, the machine stopped and ground ...

Teachers

Being interviewed by the school administration, the eager teaching prospect said:  Let me see if I’ve got this right. You want me to go into that room with all those kids, and fill their every waking moment with a love for learning. And...

Opportunity, Regret

Billy and the President In his autobiography, Just as I Am, Billy Graham tells about a conversation he had with John F. Kennedy shortly after his election: “On the way back to the Kennedy house, the president-elect stopped the car and ...