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PRAYERS & CLOTHES While staying with her aunt, a little girl attended her aunt’s church for the first time. During the service all the people knelt down and began to pray. The little girl did not understand what was happening, so she asked her aunt. Her aunt answered, “They are saying their prayers.” The only …

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Evidence | History | Probability | Remembering | Tradition | Trustworthy | Truth

HISTORICAL TRUTH The historian arrives at truth through probability, but this does not mean “a doubtful kind of truth” but a firm reliance on the likelihood that evidence which has been examined and found solid is veracious. From The Modern Researcher, by Jacques Barzun and Henry G. Graff, 1977, p. 92, cited in The Historical …

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Adversity | Comfort | Expectations | Humor | Perceptions | Preferences | Technology | Tradition | Travel | Understanding

LANDINGS NEED IMPROVEMENT The New Guinean tribesmen’s introduction to the white man’s Balus or “bird” was sometimes traumatic, sometimes humorous. In the 1950’s pilot Peter Manser, flying a Taylorcraft Auster J-5 was carrying a young man of the Dreikikir tribe home from a farm where he had been working. The passenger, who had never flow …

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Advice | Authority | Comparisons | Ethnicity | Guidance | Humor | Knowledge | Preparations | Tradition

CIRCULAR FORECASTS The Cree people asked their Chief in the autumn, if the winter was going to be cold or not. Not really knowing an answer, the Cree chief replied that the winter was going to be cold and that the members of the village were to collect wood to be prepared. Being a good …

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Apathy | Communication | Concern | Fellowship | Honesty | Integrity | Tradition | Value | Virtues

COMMUNICATING UNCONCERN A man from another country visited the United States for an extended period. While in the United States, he attended a church. During an evening fellowship service, he was introduced to the congregation. After the service, a number of people came to him and welcomed him warmly and told him they would love …

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Desire | Materialism | Ministry | Money | Reward | Sacrifice | Service | Tradition | Value | Values

MINISTRY MOTIVATED BY MONEY Changing the subject from a newsletter from an organization called Ministry of Money this quote from Mary Pipher. ” We live in a money-driven culture. But the bottom line is not the only line, or even the best line for us to hold. A culture organized around profit instead of people …

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Change | Church | Evangelism | Impact | Isolation | Purity | Separation | Sin | Tradition

CONTACT WITHOUT CONTAMINATION A church on the move must confront reality and meet people where they are. Separation is not isolation-it is contact without contamination. Jesus was the friend of publicans (tax collectors) and sinners. Many church members don’t have any unsaved friends, or if they do, they keep them at a distance. Jesus was …

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Character | College | Dating | Deceit | Deception | Disobedience | Humor | Lies | Remembering | Tradition

SAME OLD STORY An alumnus returned to his old college dorm and wanted to see the room in which he once lived. The new occupant let him in, and the alumnus looked around. “Same old room. Same old furniture. Same old view from the window. Same old closet.” He opened the closet door. There stood …

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