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  • A Beautiful ...

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Aug 26, 2010
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    A Beautiful Prayer “I asked God to take away my pain. God said, ‘No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.’ I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, ‘No. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.’ I asked God to grant me patience. God said, ‘No. more

  • Beauty

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
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    Pastor Randy Kanipe tells the story of a Sabbath time away from his church while he was struggling with failure. He happened to be walking by a cow pasture and stopped to gaze over the fence, pondering the ’green pastures’ that he imagined God leading him through - my attention was drawn down to a more

  • Beautiful Bodies And Beautiful Personalities ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007

    Beautiful bodies and beautiful personalities more

  • When I First Came To Geneva, I Was Struck By How ...

    Contributed by Anne Benefield on Jan 15, 2009

    When I first came to Geneva, I was struck by how many attractive older women there are here. I thought they must have been strikingly beautiful as young women. When we had our 40th anniversary, I got to see pictures of our lovely women. They were all attractive, still I realized that they had grown more

  • The Beauty Of Christ

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 11, 2009

    THE BEAUTY OF CHRIST Just as we are attracted to the loveliness of a sunset, of the Grand Canyon, of the intricate order of a mariposa leaf or esperanza blossom, we are awed by the deeds of power in the Old Testament and New. But we are also attracted by the beauty of the words of Christ, words more

  • Describe Me

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Apr 14, 2009

    DESCRIBE ME I heard about a rabbit and a snake meeting in the forest. The rabbit said, "We don’t know how we look. Why don’t we describe each other to the other so we’ll know how we look?" The snake said, "Good idea. You’ve got a pink nose, long ears, and a fluffy little tail." The rabbit liked more

  • Beauty Is Not Mere Decoration, But Rather An ...

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 18, 2009

    "Beauty is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God more

  • Maybe God Wants Us To Say Wow

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Jun 25, 2009

    MAYBE GOD WANTS US TO SAY WOW Last week a young man asked me why God made sharks. I could have come up with many scientific answers, but again the point of all this is to give God glory, so I finally answered "Maybe sometimes God just wants us to say wow." I used to wonder why God made more

  • Ugliest Dog Content

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 11, 2009

    UGLIEST DOG CONTENT Sam was a 14 year old purebred Chinese hairless dog who won the World’s Ugliest Dog contest. Sam is covered in blackheads. His skin is wrinkled, brown, and dotted with splotches and several lines of warts. His eyes are pale and frightening. His teeth are misshapen and jut more

  • Earlier This Month, President George W. Bush ...  PRO

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 15, 2007
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    Earlier this month, President George W. Bush granted a pardon to I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, sparing him from a 2 ½ year prison term in a CIA leak case. Libby was the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. He was convicted in March of lying to authorities and obstructing the more

  • The Miracle Of Sight  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 15, 2011
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    THE MIRACLE OF SIGHT For 51 years Bob Edens was blind. He couldn’t see a thing. His world was a black hall of sounds and smells. He felt his way through five decades of darkness. And then, he could see. A skilled surgeon performed a complicated operation and, for the first time, Bob Edens more

  • When The Veil Is Removed

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Sep 18, 2011

    WHEN THE VEIL IS REMOVED There are many pictures of Mt Taranaki in NZ. It looked beautiful. It may be difficult for one to see it for oneself as it is generally covered in clouds. When the clouds are removed, the sight of the mountain takes one’s breath away. Many know a lot about the Lord more

  • Let Your Adorning Be Hidden

    Contributed by David Hodgin on Oct 9, 2011

    LET YOUR ADORNING BE HIDDEN Author Jennifer McBride wrote, "Ladies and gentlemen, I exhort you to dress in such a way that does not capture anyone’s gaze, but actually gives others something else, besides your attire, to think about. Discretion is a godly trait. At times, it is better to more

  • Image Is Everything

    Contributed by Johnny A. Palmer Jr. on Dec 7, 2011

    IMAGE IS EVERYTHING In 1990 when Andre Agassi was at the start of a career that lifted tennis' popularity to new heights, advertising execs for Canon cameras invested millions in an ad campaign more

  • The Paint Covered Its Beauty

    Contributed by Tim Hinrichs on Jan 24, 2012

    THE PAINT COVERED ITS BEAUTY A few years ago when I lived in Poland we were at a local museum which had a beautiful sculpture of Mary holding Jesus. For years it stood on a street corner before the city decided to clean it up and restore it. Up to that point no one thought it was anything more

  • Leonard Sweet On Beauty

    Contributed by Tim Hinrichs on Jan 3, 2013

    "Beauty is the scent of God on the universe, a keyhole-peek of the kingdom in the here and now and a more

  • Elizabeth Elliot, In Her Book, Let Me Be A Woman, ...

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 17, 2008

    Elizabeth Elliot, in her book, Let Me Be a Woman, records the story of Gladys Aylward, [who was] unable to accept the looks God had given her. Ms. Aylward told how when she was a child she had two great sorrows. One [was] that while all her friends had beautiful golden hair, hers was black. The more

  • Blind But Now I See  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Buckingham on Jul 8, 2011
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    BLIND BUT NOW I SEE Peter spent a few years trying to cope with his blindness, learning ways of looking after himself so that he wasn’t so much a burden upon his family, although they still continued to visit on the odd occasion. He also learned how to read Braille. Then one day he was more

  • Something Beautiful

    Contributed by Barry Edmondson on Feb 5, 2011

    SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL In 1502, in Florence, Italy there was a large block of marble given to a church in Santa Maria, the church immediately hired who they thought was a professional to sculpt this enormously huge piece of rock. The man was a professional and soon after commencing this great task more

  • Flawed But Beautiful

    Contributed by Nicholas Grant Highsmith on May 4, 2011

    "Our stories our flawed but beautiful." more