Category Archives: Thankfulness

A Strange Prayer Request

A man and his wife joined a local church. The couple were out of work and had precious little food and clothing, and it wasn’t long before they asked the church for help. The church lovingly obliged by providing plenty … Continue reading

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My Post-Holiday Funk

Financially speaking, this month of January tends to be a more trying month for Tonya and myself than other months. You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce the reason: Christmas hangover. It’s not that we go wild with … Continue reading

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Find Things For Which To Be Thankful

A subway car was overly crowded, which caused several people to be forced to stand. Naturally, most of them were griping about the situation. As the car pulled into another station where still more people boarded, one man who was … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa

In 1911, the famous Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. It was missing for two years. But would you believe that during that time more people came to the museum to see the blank space than … Continue reading

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A Simple Reminder

The drunk who has been marvelously delivered from alcoholism by the power of Christ certainly has a testimony. But so does the Christian who by the same power of Christ has never even tasted alcohol. The adulterer who cheated on … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mom

Today is my mother’s birthday, and I’d like to use this post to recall just one of the fond memories that I have of her. Please understand that I could also speak of innumerable meals prepared, loads of laundry done, … Continue reading

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A New Shirt

Sally Haack tells the following story: “Last summer one of the local civic clubs of which my husband was a member sponsored a camping trip for underprivileged children. Upon arriving at the camp, each little boy was given a Frisbee … Continue reading

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