I’m going to tell you about my generous, Christian, do-gooder cousin because you may learn something from her example. She is in fact the most generous, selfless person I have ever known, but she is not always too discerning about who she should do good things for. Over the years she has opened her
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My aunt and uncle were the two most generous people I have ever known. They not only gave to their church far beyond their tithe amount, they gave to many charitable organizations on a regular basis—so many in fact that the IRS refused to believe that at their income level they could possibly be
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READ: Psalm 119:49-64
Psalm 119:60 (NKJV) “I made haste, and did not delay to keep Your commandments.”
Though it is the beginning of another academic semester here at college, it is also the time when many students will decide whether or not they will give their schoolwork attention or if they will merely slide
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A man spoke with the Lord about heaven and hell. The Lord said to the man “come, I will show you hell.” They entered a room where a group of hungry people sat around a huge pot of cooking stew. Everyone in the room was starving. Each person held a spoon that reached the
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Standing in line at the local Wal-Mart, crowds gathered in long lines, pushing carts forward.
Reaching out with the last of their patience, parents called out to children, reminding them time and time again to pay attention, to follow them, stay within view.
With baskets heaping, each slowly worked their way up, swapping stories
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I am the clay You are the Potter Make me what You will A pitcher used to serve others If You Will May I set upon Your Table A Pitcher Filled by You Used by You Poured out by You I am the clay You are the Potter Make me a pitcher full of
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I watched them tearing a building down, A gang of men in a busy town. With a ho-heave-ho and lusty yell, They swung a beam and a sidewall fell. I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled, As the men you’d hire if you had to build?” He gave me a laugh and said,
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You never know when someone might catch a dream from you. Or something you say may open up the windows of a mind that seeks light; The way you live may not matter at all, But you never know, it might.
And just in case it could be that another’s life, through you, might
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Phyllis Ford, of the University of Oregon, supplies a poignant answer to this question. We think it will hit home to most every camp director.
Somewhere between adolescence and adulthood there occurs in human development an age which is physically and psychologically impossible. It is that unfathomable stage known as the camp counselor, a
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Volunteers–God Bless Them!
Many will be shocked to find, When the day of judgment nears, That there’s a special place in heaven Set aside for volunteers.
Furnished with big recliners. Satin couches and foot stools; Where there’s no committee chairmen, No group leaders or car pools,
No eager team that needs a coach, No
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