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  • Loved, To Be Love

    Contributed by Jason Bonnicksen on Apr 22, 2011
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    LOVED, TO BE LOVE One of the neatest gifts I've ever received was this little, hand towel. I was given this during my seminary commencement, and have cherished it ever since. The towel has a little saying on it: "Blessed to be a blessing" Isaiah 61:1. Isaiah 61:1-2 says: "The Spirit of the ...read more

  • Does He Show Through?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Sep 2, 2009
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    DOES HE SHOW THROUGH? One Sunday as they drove home from church, a little girl turned to her mother & said, "Mommy, there’s something about the preacher’s message this morning that I don’t understand." The mother said, "Oh? What is it?" The little girl replied, "Well, he said that God is ...read more

  • Dolly Madison, Wife Of The Fourth President Of ...

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Oct 26, 2004
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    Dolly Madison, wife of the fourth president of the United States, was one of the most popular women in American history. Wherever she went, she charmed and captivated everyone obscure and well-known, rich and poor, men and women alike. She was once asked to explain the secret of her power over ...read more

  • We Will Tell Your God On You!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Apr 12, 2015
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    by Amy Carson Phillips (Adapted by Melvin Newland) “Night is falling on the Congo, O’er the jungles far and near. Soon the blackness will be brooding - He who walks will walk in fear. Yet no black man seeks his hut, All are waiting on the shore, Gazing, peering through the ...read more

  • How An Eskimo Kills A Wolf

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Oct 13, 2008
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    HOW AN ESKIMO KILLS A WOLF According to tradition, this is how an Eskimo kills a wolf. First, the Eskimo coats his knife blade with animal blood and allows it to freeze. He then adds layer after layer of blood until the blade is completely concealed by the frozen blood. Next, the hunter ...read more

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