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THE REFINER'S FIRE The story is told of a group of women that met for Bible study. While studying in the book of Malachi, chapter three, they came...
Someone has written that there are four kinds of bones in the world. The WISH BONES who spend their time wishing someone else would do the work; ...
RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE HEART A CHINESE PROVERB: "If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in...
Scripture: Matthew 6:33
Two hundred years ago, in the early 19th Century, as astonishing as it may seem, Christmas in Great Britain had become almost extinct. The Times newsp...
Scripture: Luke 2:8-2:14
Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish theologian & philosopher, told this parable, which he called “The Wild Duck of Denmark; A wild duck was flying northw...
BECAUSE I'M A GENTLEMAN A middle-aged business executive once approached the front entrance of the office building in which he worked. A young femi...
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:7
THE MARK OF JESUS When I was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Levelland, there was a man in our church, the owner of a local business and...
Scripture: Ephesians 5:25-5:33
MUFFET AND THE YOKE Ron Hutchcraft comments, "Once upon a time, there was a heifer named Muffet. She lived on a little dairy farm in the Ozarks. So...
Scripture: Psalms 32:8-32:9
I read recently about a group of women who were studying the book of Malachi. As they were studying chapter three, they came across verse three which...
"The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one anothers desserts, hiding...
Contributor: Erma Bombeck , Outreach, Inc.