Illustrations

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Texan flag

Failure

With the recent passing of Ross Perot, many have recalled his maverick style and folksy common sense. He was a prominent Texas billionaire who ran for the presidency twice as a third party candidate. He was a strong supporter of POWs....

Woman holding a heart

Compassion

James Runcie is a bestselling author and the son of the late Robert Runcie who was the Archbishop of Canterbury. James’ most popular series is his collection of short stories about a crime-solving vicar named Sidney Chambers. The telev...

Shampoo and Other Bath Products

Expectations | Gifts

Bubba tried a new shampoo for the first time, and was so pleased with it that he mailed off an enthusiastic letter of approval to the manufacturer. Several weeks later he came home from work and discovered a large carton had come in the ...

Bouquet of Flowers

Gratitude | Thankfulness

In A Second Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Rev. John R. Ramsey tells how in one church a certain person provided him with a rose boutonniere for the lapel of his suit every Sunday. At first he really appreciated it but then it so...

Hands Together in a Huddle

Service | Servant’s Heart

In a recent edition of his Turning Point newsletter, David Jeremiah writes: “Ronald Dembner, an elderly veteran, didn’t have anyone to drive him home after his hospital stay, so attendants called Uber. Lauren Mulvihill showed up and ...

Children Tired or Asleep at Desks

Worship | Church

A Sunday school teacher asked the children in her class, as they were preparing to go to the worship service, “Why is it necessary to be quiet in church?” One perceptive little girl replied, “Because people are sleeping.”...

Reserved Parking Spot

Preachers | Crowds

The pastor served two smaller churches, preaching at the 9:30 service of one, then driving ten miles to the 11:00 service at the second church., Unfortunately, the second church had limited parking, and by the time the pastor arrived he ...

Sad Child Being Comforted by Mother

Helping | Parents

Because Harold Wilke was born without arms, he learned at an early age to trust his mother. Harold recalls sitting on the bedroom floor while trying to put on a shirt and having a very difficult time. “I was grunting and sweating, and my...

Football player being tackled

Recruiting | Finding the Right One

Coach Shug Jordan at Auburn University asked his former Linebacker Mike Kollin, who was then playing for the Miami Dolphins, if he would help his alma mater do some recruiting. Mike said, “Sure, coach. What kind of player are you looking...