Eagle Peak

Behind the city of Colorado Springs, at the back of the U.S. Air Force Academy stands a mountain called Eagle Peak which is popular among local hikers, and Scouts in particular. From it’s summit you can peer into the depths of the Rocky Mountains on one side or overlook the vast expanse of the

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Things aren’t always what they seem

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead, the angels were given a space in the cold basement. As they made their bedroom the hard floor, the older angel saw

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Smuggling Sand

There was a young customs official whose job was to search vehicles entering the country for any smuggled goods. One day a woman rode up to his gate on a very nice motorcycle. Strapped behind her seat was a large box full of sand. The guard immediately sensed in his gut that the woman

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Holier Than Thou

“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God I thank You that I am not like other men-extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of

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Greatness

“For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things

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Genghis Khan and His Hawk

One morning Genghis Khan, the great king and warrior, rode out into the woods to have a day’s sport. Many of his friends were with him. They rode out gaily, carrying their bows and arrows. Behind them came the servants with the hounds.

It was a merry hunting party. The woods rang with their

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By the Cover

A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun thread bare suit, stepped off the train in Boston, and walked timidly without an appointment into the president’s outer office.

The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably didn’t

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Aspiring to Greatness

1 Corinthians 1:26-29

In my community many years ago was a young man named Bill who was a great football running back at the former Lee Edwards High School. When game time arrived on Fridays, the crowds would pour out to watch Bill defeat the opponents almost single-handedly. Bill’s younger brother, Charlie, didn’t play

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Share Your Time

A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”

“Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man.

“Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?

“That’s none of your business! What

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A New Bicycle for Almie Rose

It was at least two months before Christmas, when nine year old Almie Rose told her father and me that she wanted a new bicycle. Her old Barbie bicycle was just too babyish, and besides, it needed a new tire.

As Christmas drew nearer, her desire for a bicycle seemed to fade–or so we

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