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  • Tom Dooley Was A Young Doctor Who Organized ...

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Mar 20, 2008
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    Tom Dooley was a young doctor who organized hospitals, raised money, and literally poured out his life in the service of the afflicted peoples of Southeast Asia. Here was a man whose deep relationship with God motivated him to abandon a soft career in the United States for a desperately difficult ...read more

  • Railroads And Canal Boats

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Mar 20, 2008
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    RAILROADS AND CANAL BOATS In 1829, Martin Van Buren sent the following letter to then President Andrew Jackson: To: President Jackson The canal system of this country is being threatened by the spread of a new form of transportation known as "railroads." The federal government must ...read more

  • I Surrender All – Judson W. Van Deventer, 1896

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Mar 19, 2008
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    I Surrender All – Judson W. Van DeVenter, 1896 Van DeVenter beautifully describes the process of absolute surrender in his timeless hymn I Surrender All. If I may impose my perception of this hymn, I would suggest that He reveals the struggle involved in surrendering all that he is to the Lord. ...read more

  • The Bible Is A Universe Of Revelation Facts ...

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Feb 17, 2008
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    The Bible is a universe of revelation facts which have no meaning for us until we are born from above; when we are born again we see in it what we never saw before. We are lifted into the realm where Jesus lives and we begin to see what he sees. Oswald Chambers (1874-1917). Edythe Draper, Draper’s ...read more

  • The Infallible Bible-Barometer

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Feb 17, 2008
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    The Infallible Bible-Barometer In September, 1938, a man who lived on Long Island was able one day to satisfy a lifelong ambition by purchasing for himself a very fine barometer. When the instrument arrived at his home, he was extremely disappointed to find that the indicating needle appeared ...read more

  • It Doesn't Work Any Other Way

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Jan 2, 2008
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    It Doesn’t Work Any Other Way My granddaughter, who is 3 years old, has entered the “Why” stage of development. It doesn’t matter what I am doing, she will invariably ask, “Papaw, what are you doing?” No matter what I tell her, the next question is always, “Why?” This is followed by an endless ...read more

  • It's The Boat

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Jan 2, 2008
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    It’s The Boat Imagine a ship filled with people crossing the Atlantic. In the middle of the ocean there is an explosion. The ship is severely damaged and slowly sinking. Most are dead, and the rest are rushing for the lifeboats. Now suppose one man doesn’t know about the lifeboat, so he does ...read more

  • Under New Management

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Jan 2, 2008
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    Under New Management A certain Army man had been a heavy drinker for 35 years. For all those years he had been angry; angry with everyone and everything. Finally, he encountered Christ and his whole life changed. He was speaking once before a group of medical people. He told them of his ...read more

  • Real Treasure  PRO

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Dec 30, 2007
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    Real Treasure An old farmer who was about to die called his two sons to his bedside and said, "My boys, my farm and the fields are yours in equal shares. I leave you a little ready money but the bulk of my wealth is hidden somewhere in the ground, not more than eighteen inches from the surface. ...read more

  • Someone Who Understands

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Dec 30, 2007
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    Someone Who Understands A farmer made a sign advertising some puppies he had for sale. As he was nailing the sign to the post in his yard, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down and saw a little boy with a big grin and something in his hand. "Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of ...read more

  • Cast In A Line For Yourself

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Dec 30, 2007
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    Cast In A Line For Yourself A poor, hungry man stood idly on a bridge watching some fishermen. Seeing one of them with a basket full of fish by his side, he said, "if I had a catch like that, I’d be happy. I’d sell it and buy some food and clothes." "I’ll give you that many fish if you do ...read more

  • God Writes With A Pen That Never Blots, Speaks ...

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Dec 2, 2007
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    God writes with a pen that never blots, speaks with a tongue that never slips, and acts with a hand that never fails. (Source ...read more

  • Forgiven And Forgotten

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Dec 2, 2007
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    Forgiven and Forgotten In “A Forgiving God in an Unforgiving World,” Ron Lee Davis retells the true story of a priest in the Philippines, a much-loved man of God who carried the burden of a secret sin he had committed many years before. He had repented but still had no peace, no sense of God’s ...read more

  • Give A Birthday Present To Jesus

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 29, 2007
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    Give A Birthday Present To Jesus. One year our church celebrated Christmas by giving a birthday present to Jesus. On the first Sunday in December, I asked the congregation to think about what Jesus Christ really meant to them, and to offer a gift on the altar to symbolize their love for Him and ...read more

  • Burnout Is Not The Result Of Too Much Activity. ...

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 29, 2007
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    Burnout is not the result of too much activity. It is the result of the wrong kind of activity. (John A. Stroman, “God’s ...read more

  • A Rubber Band  PRO

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 29, 2007
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    A Rubber Band. A rubber band, if stretched, will return to its normal, relaxed position when the external force is removed. The body’s stress response is also stretched whenever it is subjected to any emergency or demand. The rubber band ought to return to a normal, relaxed state when the demand ...read more

  • Alive Or Not?

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 26, 2007
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    Alive Or Not? Medical authorities determine a person to be "alive" if there is either a detectable heartbeat or brain-wave activity. With that in mind, it is eye-opening for some to realize that unborn children have detectable heartbeats at eighteen days (two and one-half weeks) after conception ...read more

  • The Value Of Life In The Womb

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 26, 2007
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    The Value Of Life In The Womb Susan Shelley writes in Marriage Partnership, “I was thrilled when the doctor told me our baby-to-be was a boy. I decided to keep the news a secret because I wanted to see Marshall’s face when our son was delivered. “In the fifth month, our doctor recommended a ...read more

  • Smell The Rain

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 26, 2007
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    Smell The Rain A cold March wind danced around the dead of night in Dallas as the doctor walked into the small hospital room of Diana Blessing. Still groggy from surgery, her husband David held her hand as they braced themselves for the latest news. That afternoon of March 10, 1991, complications ...read more

  • The Intelligence Knob

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 26, 2007
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    The Intelligence Knob I wish there was a knob on the TV so you could turn up the intelligence. They have one marked brightness, but it doesn’t work, does it? ...read more