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  • Sin And Dirty Water

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Jun 26, 2011

    SIN AND DIRTY WATER A group of explorers in Africa came across some natives who for centuries had made their home on the banks of this one particular river. They showed the explorers the polluted stream that they drank from. It was filled with dirt and every contamination imaginable. The natives more

  • Not In Vain

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Apr 10, 2011
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    NOT IN VAIN In Washington, a Sunday school class was disrupted by a boy who wouldn’t behave. He also kept the other children from paying attention. The faithful teacher became discouraged and felt that his efforts were in vain. The mischievous youngster grew to manhood and travelled west, where more

  • Sadhu Sundar Singh And A Companion Were ...

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Oct 13, 2007
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    Sadhu Sundar Singh and a companion were travelling through a pass high in the Himalayan Mountains. At one point they came across a body lying in the snow. Sundar Singh wished to stop and help the unfortunate man, but his companion refused, saying, “We shall lose our lives if we burden ourselves more

  • There's A Story About An Old Cherokee Chief ...

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Oct 13, 2007

    There’s a story about an old Cherokee chief sitting before a flickering fire with his grandson. The boy had broken a tribal taboo, and his grandpa wanted to help him understand what made him do it. "It’s like we have two wolves inside us," said the chief. "One is good, the other is bad. Both more

  • During The Siege Of Plevna, The Czar, While ...

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Oct 13, 2007
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    During the siege of Plevna, the Czar, while going around the camp one evening, found a man who had fallen asleep while writing a letter to his wife. This officer had told of his hard work and exposure in the trenches, but said that these were nothing compared to his debts. "Who will pay my debts?" more

  • Eric Fellman Told Of Meeting A Chinese Couple In ...

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Oct 13, 2007

    Eric Fellman told of meeting a Chinese couple in Hong Kong, while travelling to China. "A friend took me down a narrow alley to a second-floor flat to meet a man recently released from prison in China. A Chinese man in his 6Os opened the door. His smile was radiant, but his back was bent almost more

  • A Young Roman Was Condemned To Death For Treason. ...  PRO

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Oct 13, 2007
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    A young Roman was condemned to death for treason. At the end of the trial an older brother stepped forward. He had lost both arms fighting for Rome. Holding out the stumps he pleaded for his brother’s life. He confessed his brother’s guilt and that he was worthy of death, but he pleaded for his more

  • A Jewish Father Had Only One Child, A Little ...

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Jul 8, 2007

    A Jewish father had only one child, a little girl. He was very fond of her. She was the one the death angel would kill if the blood was not put on the door. Before going to sleep she asked her father if the blood had been sprinkled on the door posts. He said that it had been and she fell asleep. more

  • In Country, Town Or City

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Mar 11, 2007
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    In country, town or city Some people can be found Who spend their lives in grumbling At ev’rything around; O yes, they always grumble, No matter what we say, For these are chronic grumblers And they grumble night and day. They grumble when it’s raining, They grumble when it’s more

  • A Young Girl's Aunt Took Her Out For The Day And ...

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Jan 13, 2007

    A young girl’s aunt took her out for the day and they went to a great cathedral. It was the first time the girl had ever visited such a magnificent place and she sat gazing in wonder at the sunlit beauty of the large stained glass windows. “Auntie, who are those people in the windows?” she more

  • A Wealthy Deacon Was Opposed To The Renovation ...  PRO

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Sep 10, 2006
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    A wealthy deacon was opposed to the renovation of the church building. One day, at a deacons’ meeting, he spoke out firmly against it. No sooner had he spoken, than a piece of plaster fell from the ceiling and hit him on the shoulder. “I take that back!” he said. “I’ll give a hundred dollars!” As more

  • Possessed Of A Good Income, Guaranteeing The ...

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Mar 11, 2006
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    Possessed of a good income, guaranteeing the supply of every need, it is of little moment that God has pledged himself to provide all needful things for those who seek his kingdom first. Environed by troops of faithful friends, like so many successive lines of defence entrenched in the strong more

  • An Old Missionary Couple Had Been Working In ...

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Mar 11, 2006
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    An old missionary couple had been working in Africa for years and were returning home to retire. They had no pension; their health was broken. On the same ship was President Teddy Roosevelt, who was returning from a hunting expedition. As the passengers disembarked there was a crowd of admirers more

  • A Group Of Communists Confronted A Christian And ...  PRO

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Feb 11, 2006
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    A group of Communists confronted a Christian and ridiculed his testimony, insisting that all that’s important is the here and now. They declared that a violent revolution was a must, and claimed they were ready to lay down their lives if need be. Upon hearing this, the believer said, "You say more

  • Leigh Richmond, In His "Dying Cottager," Tells ...  PRO

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Feb 11, 2006
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    Leigh Richmond, in his "Dying Cottager," tells of his last visit to the death-bed of a young convert that he had led to Jesus. He asked the girl in the valley of the shadow what was her hope for eternity. Putting her thin, wasted fingers on the Bible that lay beside her she said, "Christ here!" more

  • A Rich Man Died And Left No Heirs. When His ...  PRO

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Jan 8, 2006
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    A rich man died and left no heirs. When his household goods were auctioned off, an elderly lady was the only one to bid for the picture of the dead man’s son. It had been greatly cherished by the dead man, because his only child had died at an early age. When the woman was asked why she wanted the more

  • A Professor Of Psychology Had No Children Of His ...  PRO

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Jan 8, 2006
    based on 12 ratings

    A professor of psychology had no children of his own, but whenever he saw a neighbour scolding a child for some wrongdoing, he would say, "you should love your boy, not punish him." One hot summer afternoon the professor was doing some repair work on a concrete driveway leading to his garage. more

  • I Love You, Mother  PRO

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Jan 8, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    "I love you, Mother," said little John; Then, forgetting his work, his cap went on, And he was off to the garden swing, Leaving his mother the wood to bring. "I love you, Mother," said little Nell; "I love you better than tongue can tell!" Then she teased and pouted half the day, Till more

  • A Missionary In Africa Experienced Great ...  PRO

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Oct 9, 2005
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    A missionary in Africa experienced great difficulty in trying to translate the Gospel of John into the local dialect. He faced the problem of finding a word for believe. He continued to do his best, but he always had to leave a blank space when he came to that particular word. Then one day a runner more

  • F. B. Meyer Called On A Poor Woman Who Made Her ...

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Sep 18, 2005
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    F. B. Meyer called on a poor woman who made her living by taking in washing. When he arrived, she was hanging some clothes on a line. He commended her on how clean and white they looked. Thanking him for the compliment, she invited him in for tea. Time slipped by as they talked about the Lord. more