Illustrations

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little girl looking through back car window

Love and Marriage

Kids were invited to answer some important questions about marriage. When is it OK to kiss someone? When they’re rich. (Pam, age 7) The law says you have to be 18, so I wouldn’t mess with that. (Curt, age 7) The rule goes like this: If y...

soldier climbing rope ladder

Bravery

During Marine basic training at Parris Island, S.C., the drill instructor threw a pine cone among the recruits and yelled, “Grenade!” The trainees immediately turned away and hit the ground. “Just as I suspected,” chided the dril...

Life, Eternity

A woman in Florida had a malignant tumor in the facial area. Her physician told her that the only available treatments would cause much pain and some disfigurement. The treatments did not offer a cure, but they would probably buy her mor...

Shrewdness, Strategy

Little Bobby hangs out at the local convenience store. The owner notices that the older boys like to tease him. They say he’s not too bright. As evidence, often they’ll offer Bobby his choice between a nickel and a dime. Bobby always tak...

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...