During a momentous battle, a Japanese general decided to attack even though his army was greatly outnumbered. He was confident they would win, but his men were filled with doubt. On the way to the battle, they stopped at a religious shrine. After praying with the men, the general took out a coin and

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How I Found a Real Treasure

Rabbi Allen S. Maller Used with Permission

“Have you ever found a treasure?”, I once asked my father. He smiled a big smile and told me this story. That was many years ago and I have never forgotten it.

“Once when I was about ten years old” my father told me, “I went treasure

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How to Catch a Wild Pig

There was a Chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the Prof noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was

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Get Off The Scale!

You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance. Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting

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“And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes and their net brake (Luke 5:5-6).”

Peter’s fishing attempt had failed and they had caught

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Enjoy your coffee this morning!

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic,

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Become What You Want to Be

Let me tell you about a little girl who was born into a very poor family in a shack in the Backwoods of Tennessee. She was the 20th of 22 children, prematurely born and frail. Her survival was doubtful. When she was four years old she had double pneumonia and scarlet fever – a

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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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The world is full of wishing-folks, Who sit and dream and smile, And never seem to get around To doing things worthwhile.

They all would like the praise that goes, With reputations grand – But do not care to pay the price, To earn such praise from man.

And yet – there’s no way

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An Ordinary Day

Think of the lame man in Acts chapter 3 who was laid at the gate Beautiful so he could beg. He was just begging for alms. He just wanted to survive. “Just give me some crumbs”, he was most likely crying out to the people that passed. He had been doing this for years.

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