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Illustrations

Need a great story to support your points? From this page you can search for key terms like TRUST and see all of our Illustrations dealing with the topic of trust. Check back often as we regularly add to this archive.

Worry

Mickey Rivers, a one-time outfielder for the Texas Rangers, explained his philosophy of life: “Ain’t no sense worrying about things you got control over, because if you got control over them, ain’t no sense worrying. And there ain’t no...

Music, prizes

Music, Prizes

Little Billy came into class wearing two medals. One of his classmates asked, “What did you get that little medal for?” Bill replied, “I got that one for singing.” “And what did you get the big medal for?” “For stopping.”...

Worship

Worship

In his book Worship: Beholding the Beauty of the Lord (Crossway), Skip Ryan reminds us, “Worship is not a matter of talking about the Lord. It is experiencing the Lord.  . . . You can’t analyze and worship at the same time. “I lea...

Father's Day

Father’s Day

In his book Disappointment with God, writer Philip Yancey relays a touching story from his own life. One time on a visit to his mother–who had been widowed years earlier, in the month of Philip’s first birthday–they spent the afternoon t...

Holy Spirit, Bible

Holy Spirit, Bible

In a recent Turning Points Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah observes: “A motorist in North Carolina was charged with careless driving after she accidentally hit an elderly pedestrian because she had not adequately defrosted her windshi...

Politics, Politicians

Politics, Politicians

A little girl asked her father, “Daddy? Do all fairy tales begin with ‘Once Upon A Time’?” He replied, “No, there is a whole series of fairy tales that begin with ‘If elected I promise.'”...

Lord's Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

John Claypool wrote: “I’ve always loved the little story about the boy who’s trying to learn the Lord’s Prayer, and one night as he knelt by his bed, these words came out: Our Father, who are in heaven How do you know my name? Such ind...

Frustration, Directions

Frustration, Directions

A man absolutely hated his wife’s cat and decided to get rid of him one day by driving him 20 blocks from his home and leaving him at the park. As he was getting home, the cat was walking up the driveway. The next day he decided to drive...

Priorities

Priorities

Two friends were walking near Times Square in Manhattan. It was during the noon lunch hour and the streets were filled with people. Cars were honking their horns, taxicabs were squealing around corners, sirens were wailing, and the sound...

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