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Satisfaction

A little boy never said a word for six years. One day his parents served him cocoa. From out of left field, the kid says, "This cocoa's no good." His parents began to celebrate. They said to him, "Why did you w...
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Need for Fathers

In a Wall Street Journal article, James Wilson points out the urgent need in our society for families led by fathers: “An employed father helps persuade a young boy that getting a job makes more sense than hang...
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Life

Erma Bombeck once wrote about what she would do differently If I Had My Life to Live Over: “I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded. I would have eaten the ...
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Christmas

In the book Christmas Spoken Here (Broadman Press), John Killinger wrote: “One day I was staring through the window of a beautiful little Christmas shop. It was packed with Christmas items, even though Christma...
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Incarnation

Lee Eclov tells this story: “People came early one Christmas Eve for the 11:00 pm service at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, in New York City. Among them was a recovering alcoholic, six months sober, who slip...
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Joy; Praise

Consider the story of one young man. He was often sick as a baby. He was always small, puny some would say. As a youth he was always frail and delicate. He was not able to play sports with the other boys his ag...
St. Paul, Canada - June 25, 1982: Mother Teresa visited St. Paul, Alberta, to receive a gift from the community — a small house, which she sold to build a leper colony in India.

Giving

When Mother Teresa of India visited Los Angeles a few years ago, a physician named Gerald Jampolski heard her speak. Attracted by the spiritual power that emanated from her, he asked her, 'Would it be all right...
Multi-generation family, saying prayer before Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner with roasted turkey.  Focus on mother (30s) and father (40s).

Thanksgiving as service

The church had gathered to pray for a needy family around Thanksgiving. The family needed food, so folks from the church got together to pray for them. While the prayer meeting was going on, a young boy came an...
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Judgment and Grace

In Together in Christ, Erskine Wright shares this story: “Fiorello LaGuardia was mayor of New York City during the Depression, and he was quite a character. He would ride the city fire trucks, take entire orpha...
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Forgiveness

In Rick Warren’s Daily Hope devotional for November 3, he writes: In 1956, five American missionaries headed to the rainforest of the eastern Amazon in Ecuador to make a second visit to the Huaorani tribe, whic...