Illustrations

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Praying Hands

Dedication

Nothing prepared Mary Lee Bright for the pain of losing a stillborn child and of nearly dying herself. When she learned she was expecting again, friends feared and were afraid. This pregnancy, too, appeared troubled. But Mary determined ...

Eggs, Toast, and Grits

Community

John Ortberg tells the story of a friend who made his first trip south of the Mason-Dixon Line from Chicago to Georgia. On his first morning in the South, he went into a restaurant to order breakfast, and it seemed that every dish includ...

Legs Standing On Scale

Adapting, Weight

The wife noticed her husband standing on the bathroom scale, sucking in his ample stomach. Thinking he was trying to weigh less with this maneuver, she quipped, “I don’t think that is going to help much, hon.”...

Table Napkin

Authority

Sam Bronfman, the late CEO of a large company, entered a crowded conference room. Anxious to get on with the meeting, he sat in the nearest chair. One of his young assistants immediately said, “No, Mr. Bronfman, you’re supposed to sit at...

angered elderly man

Correction, Starting Fresh

An irate subscriber stormed into a newspaper office waving the current edition, asking to see “whoever wrote the obituary column”. When referred to a young reporter, he stormed, “You can see I’m very much alive, and you’ve put me in the ...

Dog Listening to Gramophone

Obedience, Listening

In a recent Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah relates this story: During the mid-twentieth century, one of the most recognizable brand icons in America was a dog sitting in front of an old-time gramophone, head cocked, liste...

Woman Taking Photograph

Age, Vanity

As a professional photographer, Ruth Van Bergen specialized in celebrity portraits. One time a wealthy woman complained that Van Bergen’s photo wasn’t nearly as good as the first one she had taken. “You must forgive...

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...