Illustrations

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Marriage; Exchange

Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the woman if she would li...

Love as Motivation

A mother asked Billy, her seven-year-old son, to clean her shoes. He meticulously cleaned and shined the shoes and was rewarded with a quarter. When she went to put on her shoes, the mother felt something in the toe of one. She reached i...

Judgement

In the July 31 edition of his Today’s Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah writes: “According to Oklahoma City newspapers, a man is in jail now because of his mother’s obituary. Nearly forty years ago, Stephen Michael Pa...

Fathers, Children

One day a boy asked his busy father, “Dad, how much money do you earn in an hour?” The impatient dad answered, “I don’t know, I guess I make about $30 an hour when I’m at work. Now don’t bother me, I’m busy.” After a couple of weeks of d...

Trash, Environment

According to the Los Angeles Times, there is a huge floating garbage dump twice the size of Texas that is known as the Eastern Garbage Patch. Located halfway between San Francisco and Hawaii, the garbage patch is an area of slack winds a...

Service, Love, Good Samaritan

As Wesley Autrey waited for a New York subway train, he saw a man lapse into a seizure and fall onto the tracks. With a train fast approaching, the 50-year-old construction worker responded immediately, jumping off the platform and pulli...

Chosen by God

On October 15, 2002, the Associated Press carried a light-hearted story about Billy Graham. It reported that the Dallas Cowboys, honoring the distinguished life and ministry of Dr. Graham, presented him with a Cowboy jersey with the name...

Paycheck

One day, an employee received an unusually large paycheck. She decided not to say anything about it. The following week, her check was for less than the normal amount, and she confronted her boss. The boss asked, “Why didn’t you say an...

Forgiveness

The preacher used “Forgive Your Enemies” as his sermon subject.  After preaching for 20 minutes, he asked how many were willing to forgive their enemies.  About half held up their hands.  Not satisfied, he harangued the congregation ...