Illustrations

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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...

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...