Illustrations

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Man sleeping on desk

Prayer | Quick Thinking

The new army recruit was given guard duty at 2 a.m. He did his best for a while, but at about 4 a.m. he went to sleep. He awakened to find the officer of the day standing before him. Remembering the heavy penalty for being asleep on guar...

Court Room Scales of Justice and Gavel

Persuasion | Evidence

After a trial had been going on for three days, John Smith – the defendant — stood up and approached the judge’s bench. “Your Honor, I would like to change my plea from ‘innocent’ to ‘guilty’ of the charges.” The judge angrily banged h...

Special Fund Jar

Humility

A preacher went to speak for a civic club. After the speech, they tried to give him a check. He replied to the host, “I want you to give my honorarium to charity.” The host replied, “Would you mind if we put it in our special fund?...

Sunset sky

Happiness

There is an old BC comic strip that depicts two ants talking. The first ant asks, “What is happiness?” The second ant answers, “Happiness is seeing a sunset; hearing a bird; laughing at other people’s misfortunes.”...

sad shattered piggy bank surrounded by money

Happiness

Betty Davis, the legendary actress, made an interesting observation about happiness that is congruent with Christian teaching. She said, “A sure way to lose happiness, I’ve found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”...

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...