Illustrations

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Lord’s Supper | Communion

Sam O’Neal recalls the first time his entire family took communion together in a Baptist church where they were visiting: “After receiving the elements, we children tried our best to sit patiently and listen as the pastor described t...

Creation | Wife

In Sunday School, they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam’s ribs. Later in the week, his mother noticed him l...

Directions | Asking the Right Person

Robert was thinking about buying a new house in the country and wanted to drive out and look at it. He found the town but couldn’t locate the road. He drove over to city hall and asked around, but no one had heard of the road. Even the p...

Small Old Shack

Eternal Investment | Stewardship

A miserly old man died and presented himself at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter greeted and escorted him to his new heavenly home. They walked past many elegant mansions until finally they arrived at a broken-down shack at the end of the str...

Smiling Kids Laying in Grass

Death

A group of nine-year-olds was asked their opinions on the subject of death. Jim said, “When you die, they bury you in the ground and your soul goes to heaven; but your body can’t go to heaven because it’s too crowded up there already.” J...

Hamster

Fathers, Pets

The children begged for a hamster, and after the usual fervent vows that they alone would care for it, they got one. They named it Danny. Two months later, when Mom found herself responsible for cleaning and feeding the creature, she loc...

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.”...