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The Empty Chair

A man’s daughter had asked the local pastor to come and pray with her father. When the pastor arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows and an empty chair beside his bed. The priest assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit. “I […]

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Heart Prints

Whatever our hands touch- We leave fingerprints! On walls, on furniture On doorknobs, dishes, books. There’s no escape. As we touch we leave our identity. Oh God, wherever I go today Help me leave heartprints! Heartprints of compassion Of understanding and love. Heartprints of kindness And genuine concern. May my heart touch a lonely neighbor […]

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I wish you Faith

I wish you truth for your decisions, I wish you doubts to make you sure, I wish you fear to give you caution, I wish you courage to keep you pure, But beyond these hopes and wishes, One prayer soars high above, I wish for you my graduate Faith and Hope and Love. Originally posted […]

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1 Dollar and 100 Dollar Bill

One day, a one dollar bill and a hundred dollar bill got folded together and began talking about their life experiences. The hundred dollar bill began to brag: “I’ve had a great life,” he said. “I’ve been to all the big hotels, Donald Trump himself used me at his casino, I’ve been in the wallets […]

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Cassie Bernall

As details come forth of that fateful Tuesday in Littleton, the world will not soon forget high school student, Cassie Bernall. Cassie will be remembered for saying only one word — a word that will be used forever to illustrate the courage and compassion of a young girl confronted with a choice between love and […]

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Test Of Faith

This is a true story told by one of the first missionaries to enter Russia: In Russia before the Berlin Wall came down and freedom to worship freely was against the law, many Christians were forced to get together in secret to worship the Lord. One group of Christians were gathered together in a simple […]

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Almie Rose

It was at least two months before Christmas, when nine-year-old Almie Rose told her father and me that she wanted a new bicycle. Her old Barbie bicycle was just too babyish, and besides, it needed a new tire. As Christmas drew nearer, her desire for a bicycle seemed to fade–or so we thought, as she […]

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Footprints

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of his life […]