When I was young I heard folks say, “Youth’s wasted on the young;” Now I can fully understand That age-old song they sung.
Life goes by so very fast While we’re doing other things; We often fail to notice The changes that time brings.
Now here I stand with aches and pains, A stranger
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Today we don’t give much credence to the concept of evil. Even the cruelty of brutal murderers may be explained away as some mental or personality disorder. We often hear commendations for acts of extraordinary kindness; but when have you heard of anyone stepping up and saying that someone is just plain evil? And
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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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A young, new preacher was walking with an older, more seasoned preacher in the garden one day and feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was inquiring of the older preacher. The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told
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“I just thought you’d like to see,” he said, “what angels wear on their feet. Just out of curiosity. I’m not trying to prove anything, by the way. I’m a scientist and I know what constitutes proof. But the reason I call myself by my childhood name is to remind myself that a scientist
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I’ll hold my candle high, and then Perhaps I’ll see the hearts of men Above the sordidness of life, Beyond misunderstandings, strife.
Though many deeds that others do Seem foolish, rash and sinful too, Just who am I to criticize What I perceive with my dull eyes? I’ll hold my candle high, and then
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A minister told his congregation, “Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17.”
The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many
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