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Conflict | Evil | Faith | Power | Solutions | Success | Triumph | Victory

FAITH TRIUMPHS Writing about the tragedy in Oklahoma, James Wall writes, “Religious faith at its best has never offered easy explanations of evil or simple solutions to it. But as the people of Oklahoma have testified, religious faith does allow us to confront evil and to prevail against it.”

Bloopers | Deceit | Failure | Marriage | Men | Problems | Solutions | Speech | Trial | Women

GOOD SCARE GONE WILD Hitting on the novel idea that he could end his wife’s incessant nagging by giving her a good scare, Hungarian Jake Fen built an elaborate harness to make it look as if he had hanged himself. When his wife came home and saw him she fainted. Hearing a disturbance a neighbor …

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Humor | Insurance | Marriage | Money | Protection | Solutions | Value

REPLACEMENT INSURANCE A farmer’s barn burned down and his wife called the insurance company. She told the insurance company, “We had that barn insured for fifty-thousand dollars, and I want my money.” The agent replied, “Whoa there, just a minute, insurance doesn’t work quite like that. First we will ascertain the value of what was …

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Chemical Abuse | Humor | Light | Lost | Lostness | Obedience | Problems | Solutions | Understanding

EASIER PLACE TO LOOK There is an old story about a drunk who is trying to find his car keys under a streetlight. “Where did you lose your keys?” asks a sympathetic passerby. “Back in the alley,” the drunk replies. “Then why are you looking here under the light?” the stranger asks in some bewilderment. …

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Airlines | Business | Confidence | Leadership | Problems | Solutions | Technology | Travel | Trial | Worldliness

SOLVING THE PROBLEM Taxiing down the tarmac, the jetliner abruptly stopped, turned around and returned to the gate. After an hour-long wait, the plane finally took off. A concerned passenger asked the flight attendant, “What was the problem?” “The pilot was bothered by a noise he heard in the engine,” the flight attendant explained. The …

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Burden | Failure | Humor | Misunderstandings | Problems | Solutions | Travel | Trial | Understanding

GUM SOLUTION An elderly man was taking his first flight on an airplane. He was much more relaxed than he had expected — but there was one problem. His ears would not stop popping. He mentioned this to the airline steward. The steward returned momentarily and explained that chewing gum would keep his ears from …

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Answers | Attributes of God | Blessing | Fellowship | Fellowship with God | Intercession | Prayer | Prayers | Pride | Self | Solutions | Unity

BOTH PRAYERS ANSWERED A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God. However, to find …

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Appealing Talk | Communication | Conscience | Family | Parenting | Signals | Solutions | Teenagers | Trouble | Youth

GIVE A LITTLE WHISTLE Whenever my teenage boys find themselves in an uncomfortable situation they no longer want to be part of, they call home and nonchalantly whistle into the phone. I ask where they are and tell them how long it will take me to get there. No questions are asked, so their friends …

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