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CARSON MCCULLERS ON PAIN How much can one person bear? “More” would be the answer of Carson McCullers, the novelist who was described at her death as having a “vocation of pain.” “Much of her art,” a critic related, “seemed to have flowed from her own tortured life.” Before she was twenty-nine, Mrs. McCullers had …

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BAD JUDGMENT Here are some actual lease rush me the name of a reliable illegitimate doctor? …Our son writes that he is taking Judo. Why would a boy who was raised in a good Christian home turn against his own? …I joined the Navy to see the world. I’ve seen it. Now how do I …

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TROUBLES WILL MOVE A man stopped his car along a rural road that was blocked by a flock of sheep. Time passed, and finally the shepherd appeared. The man in the car yelled, “I could starve here!” The shepherd replied, “Your mistake was in stopping. Sheep are like troubles. Show them you mean to go …

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THROUGH THE ROUGH SPOTS A husband and wife were discussing old times, when the husband said, “My dear, I have taken you safely over all the rough spots of life.” “Yes, dear,” said the wife, “and I don’t think you missed a one of them.” Adapted from The Christian Word, December 30, 1993, sponsored by …

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PILGRIM BELT TOO HIGH The teacher gave her second grade class an assignment. She told her class to put themselves in the place of the Pilgrims and figure out some of the hardships the Pilgrims must have had to go through when they first arrived in America. One little boy returned to class with his …

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EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS When in sorrow, call John 14. When people fail you, call Psalm 27. If you want to be fruitful, call John 15. When you have sinned, call Psalm 51. When you worry, call Matthew 6:19-34. When you are in danger, call Psalm 91. When God seems far away, call Psalm 139. When …

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NEED THE WIND TO FLY Ornithologists assure us that the eagle, the condor of the Andes, the albatross of the Pacific and even the swiftly flying little dove, like many other strong winged birds can fly more swiftly against the wind than in a gentle breeze. It may be that this is because they are …

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