Trouble

Trouble

I remember a friend, a wonderful, wise old man, who was one of the happiest personalities I knew anywhere. His life had not been an easy one, and he had known many real hardships and difficulties. I often wondered as to the secret of his happiness and peace of mind. That secret is revealed in …

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JESSICA MCCLURE Something about Jessica McClure captured the imagination of this country. Jessica, a two-year old from Midland, Texas, was trapped at the bottom of an abandoned well for two days. Scared and in pain, what did this two-year old do? She recited nursery rhymes. When we are in trouble I hope that we have …

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EXHAUSTION BRINGS FREEDOM In his book Rebuild Your Life, Dale E. Galloway tells about an experience when he was custodian of a large church while he was a student at Olivet College in Illinois. He writes: “One Saturday as I was cleaning the sanctuary, I had the windows open and a little bird flew in. …

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RELIGIOUS VIEWS ON TROUBLE Elie Wiesel, Nobelist and philosopher, on religion: Taoism – Trouble happens. Confucianism – Confucius says trouble happens. Buddhism – If trouble happens, it is not really trouble. Zen Buddhism – What is the sound of trouble happening? Hinduism – This trouble has happened before. Islam – If trouble happens, it is …

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CHALLENGER DISASTER Editor’s note: We have been unable to substantiate the authenticity of this account. After a number of months, we have chosen to release it with this disclaimer… About 60 million Americans watched the Challenger catastrophe in January 1986. Now, five years after the accident the last words of the Astronauts have been made …

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STOP THAT VOW! Two shipwrecked sailors had been adrift on a raft for days. Desperate, one knelt and began to pray: “Oh Lord, I know I haven’t lived a good life. I’ve drunk too much booze. I’ve lied and cheated. I’ve done so many things I’m ashamed of, but Lord, if you’ll just save me, …

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Blessing | Child | Children | Complain | Death | Expense | Frustration | Mother | Parent | Thank | Trial | Trouble | Value

FRUSTRATION CAN BE DISGUISED BLESSINGS Two women, riding the subway together, were discussing their children and the difficulties of raising a family. They talked about needing new clothes and shoes, how expensive it was to feed them, and how difficult it was to keep the children in spending money. On and on the complaining went. …

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LOOKING FOR TROUBLE The new minister had just moved into town. It was late at night when his wife remembered that their dog, very aptly named “Trouble”, had not been taken out yet. Since it was late and most of the neighbors were asleep, she just slipped on her robe, put the dog on a …

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Acceptance | Cars | Change | Computers | Humor | Life | Microsoft | Sales | Technology | Trial | Trouble

IF MICROSOFT BUILT CARS Here are the top ten ways things would be different if Microsoft built cars… 1. A particular model year of car wouldn’t be available until AFTER that year, instead of before. 2. Every time they repainted the lines on the road, you’d have to buy a new car. 3. Occasionally your …

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ANDY ON TROUBLE “Andy, what do you do when trouble comes your way?” Amos asked on an old radio show years ago. “I just shut my eyes until it goes away” was the ready answer. Sadly, many people treat death in much the same manner. Death, though, is not going to go away simply because …

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SERVANTS OF JESUS In the saga of the Cherokee People’s Trail Of Tears, the Cherokee nation, trying to keep peace and self-pride, reluctantly agreed to move from North Carolina to the Oklahoma Indian Territory. It really was a trail of tears as they marched from North Carolina to Oklahoma, because between the sickness and the …

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