Nothing Is Written – April 28.2011

My all-time favorite film is “Lawrence Of Arabia” and, if I have a favorite scene from the movie, then I guess it is the one of Lawrence’s triumphal return from the Nefud desert, having gone back to rescue the Arab Gasim. The crossing of the Nefud desert if considered impossible, even by the local Arabs,…

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The Scratched Diamond – April 27.2011

The story is told of a king who owned a valuable diamond, one of therarest and most perfect in the world. One day the diamond fell and adeep scratch marred its face. The king summoned the best diamond experts in the land to correct the blemish, but they all agreed they could not remove the…

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A Brick Slamming A Jaguar – April 26.2011

A Brick Slamming A Jaguar The stoy goes, years ago, a young and very successful executive named Josh was traveling down a Chicago neighborhood street. He was going a bit too fast in his sleek, black, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE, which was only two months old. He was watching for kids darting out from between…

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Two Boxes – April 25.2011

(Author Unknown) I have in my hand two boxes, which God gave me to hold. He said, “Put all your sorrows in the black, and all your joys in the gold.”   I heeded His words, and in the two boxes both my joys and sorrows were stored. But though the gold became heavier each…

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Lunch With God – April 22.2011

Lunch With God A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of corn chips and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She…

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Footprints (A Variation) – April 21.2011

Footprints (A Variation) “Now imagine you and the Lord walking down the road together. For much of the way, the Lord’s footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely varying the pace. But your prints are a disorganized stream of zigzags, starts, stops, turnarounds, circles, departures and returns. For much of the way it seems to go…

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The Woodsman and the Leprechaun – April 20.2011

The Woodsman and the Leprechaun Long ago, a woodsman saved the life of a leprechaun and was given one wish. The woodsman thought for a long time and finally wished that each of his three daughters find a good husband. But the leprechaun was full of games. “How am I to know what’s good in…

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Enterprising! – April 18.2011

An enterprising person is one who comes across a pile of scrap metal and sees the making of a wonderful sculpture. An enterprising person is one who drives through an old decrepit part of town and sees a new housing development. An enterprising person is one who sees opportunity in all areas of life. To…

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You Are Your Own Greatest Asset – April 15.2011

You are Your Own Greatest Asset . . . . . . . . . . . .Terry Everton, Blue Mountain Arts, 1989 “You are your own greatest asset—there is nothing you cannot do. No one can keep you from dreaming your dreams,       and only you can prevent them from coming true. Your achievements…

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The Want To! – April 14.2011

The Want To! I remember the night in Miami when our son, Ian, was just five years old. We were staying with relatives and it was his bedtime. When I looked at the living room floor, I knew we had a problem. Toys were all over the place. “Ian,” I said, “you need to pick…

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