In His Hand

A fire-and-brimstone preacher was delivering a sermon on the end of the world, “Reform your lives,” he boomed, “because when you least expect it the signs of the Endtime could appear in the sun and the moon and the stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish, distraught at the roaring of the sea …

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Our Claim In Heaven

Several years ago, a Lexington Avenue building in New York City was being remodelled. As the work neared completion, a big sign was placed out front. It read: “Keeping pace with the progress of the community … a new funeral chapel.” Whoever wrote that ad spoke the truth in more ways than one. Many renovations …

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What’s It All About?

Christmas is almost here. It is time for us to get off our treadmill of “hurry, hurry, hurry” and ask “Why? What’s it all about?” A man asked God, “What does a billion dollars mean to You who are all powerful?” God said, “Hardly a penny.” Then the man asked God, “And what are a …

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Stop Trying So Hard!

What’s past is over and done with. We can’t recover our lost youth or our lost opportunities or our lost loves. But with each new day we can enhance and enrich and energize our expectations. Expectation plays a big role in our lives — as was the case perhaps, with an extremely overweight man who …

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Make Time!

A certain obstetrician delivered babies with great professional skill as well as with a flourish all his own. When the babies first appeared, he began talking to them. From the moment he first touched them he would smile at them and offer them soothing words of welcome … “Hello little one, now don’t be frightened. …

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Of Course!

It was three a.m. and Claudia and Tom’s two-week-old child lay in his crib crying. Claudia had just fed him but now he needed to have his diaper changed. Claudia nudged Tom, saying, “Come on, get up and change the baby’s diaper. Remember, when I last changed him, I asked you if you would take …

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Thank God!

A panel of fifth-graders participated in a roundtable radio discussion of what they had learned in a Course called “Inventors and Inventions” … To conclude the program, the children were asked this question: “Would you rather live in the past, the present, or the future?” The first child opted for the future. Why? “Well,” he …

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