Illustrations

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Relative Truth

How long would you continue to fly with an airline whose motto was “Safety Standards are Fine for Those Who Are Uptight About It, But Our Engineers Aren’t So Narrow”? How excited would you be about going under the scalpel of a surgeo...

Jumping to Conclusions

“A family of five was enjoying their day at the beach. The children were playing in the ocean and making sand castles when in the distance a little old lady appeared. Her gray hair was blowing in the wind and her clothes were dirty and...

Loneliness, Compassion

In a recent Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah writes: “A California newspaper recently published a picture of a note scribbled by a woman named Wanda. She slid it under the front door of her neighbor, whose name she did n...

Higher Standard, Christian Life

Max Lucado tells the story of a man who had been a closet slob most of his life. He just couldn’t comprehend the logic of neatness. Why make up a bed if you’re going to sleep in it again tonight? Why put the lid on the toothpaste tube if...

Decisions, Choices

Decisions get made for lots of different reasons. For example, one mom and her daughter went to visit a prestigious university. During the tour, the student guide pointed out the nationally ranked library and state-of-the-art science fac...

Obediance, Defiance

Ron just got a new sports car and was out for a drive when he cut off a truck driver.  The trucker motioned for Ron to pull over.  When he did, the driver got out of his truck and pulled a piece of chalk from his pocket.  He drew a ci...

Resentment

“A lady took my seat in church a while back. It’s not that important really. She is a very nice lady, kind and considerate. A good friend, in fact. There were several other seats available. I can sit any place. The people in our cong...

Compliments, Timing

After a particularly inspiring worship service, a church member greeted the pastor.  “Reverend, that was a wonderful sermon.  You should have it published.” The pastor replied, “Actually, I’m planning to have...

Love in Action

The young woman was married and had two beautiful children, but one day as she was standing over the sink, washing dishes, she thought, “There must be more to life than this.” When her husband came home, he found a note she’d writt...