Illustrations

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Man Grocery Shopping

Honesty

Grandpa was always going on about the good old days, and the lower cost of living, in particular. “When I was a kid, my mom could send me to the store, and I’d get a salami, two pints of milk, 6 oranges, 2 loaves o’ bread, a magazine, ...

Tired Man Behind Desk

Change, Stagnation

Erwin M. Soukup has compiled what he terms “The Seven Steps to Stagnation”: 1. We’ve never done it that way before. 2. We’re not ready for that. 3. We are doing all right without trying that. 4. We tried it once before. 5. We don’t h...

Different Approaches

A veterinarian was feeling ill and went to see her doctor. The doctor asked her all the usual questions: what are your symptoms, how long have they been occurring, and so on. Finally the vet interrupted the doctor, saying, “Hey look, I’m...

Jesus

In their book Jesus Manifesto (Thomas Nelson), Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola share this: “There is a billboard in Oklahoma that reads, ‘Eternity is hell without Jesus.’ But in truth, every place is hell without Jesus. The Ritz Ca...

Aging, Marriage

A husband and wife are getting ready for bed. The wife is standing in front of a full-length mirror taking a hard look at herself. “You know, dear,” she says, “I look in the mirror and I see an old woman. My face is all wrinkled, everyth...

Prayer

In his “One Minute Uplift” newsletter, Rick Ezell writes: “St. Augustine, the early church father and theologian, described prayer as like a man in a hapless boat, who throws a rope at a rock. The rock provides the needed security ...

woman relaxing on a couch

Marriage; The Perfect Spouse

A young lady visited a computer dating service and requested, “I’m looking for a spouse. Can you please help me to find a suitable one?” The matchmaker said, “What exactly are you looking for?” “Well, let me see. Needs to be good looking...

Dome of the Rock

Worship

In his 1965 novel, The Source, James Michener (1907-1997) plied his gift of merging facts & fiction to tell the history of Israel’s land. Using the backdrop of a fictional archaeological dig, he created characters that give life to the...

A Lawn Mower

Frustration, Profanity

A preacher was making his rounds to his parishioners on a bicycle, when he came upon a little boy trying to sell a lawn mower. “How much do you want for the mower?” asked the preacher. “I just want enough money to go out and buy me a bic...