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DON'T JUST DO SOMETHING - SIT THERE!

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There’s an epidemic of loneliness in our country. We’re told that 25% of Americans are lonely. I encourage people who are going through a lonely time – maybe you’re one of them – to find somebody who is also going through a lonely time, perhaps someone who is...

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BITTER OR BETTER

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Past few days, our country has been reeling from the tragedy that took place in Pittsburgh with the Jewish synagogue and the terrible shootings…..which begs the question “Why---why do bad things happen to innocent people?”  My answer is that sin came into this world and...

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A LITTLE HUMOR FOR YOUR DAY

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Years ago, there was a woman who was turning 80.  She had 3 daughters, and they said, “We’ve gotta do something special for Mom’s 80thbirthday.” The first one said, “I’m buying her a brand new Mercedes, fully loaded.” The other two were impressed...

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IT WILL ALL MAKE SENSE......SOMEDAY

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Sometimes things in life happen that make no sense whatsoever. I had a professor in seminary who taught us that our lives are a lot like a tapestry, but we only get to see the backside of the tapestry.  We see dark threads of black and gray, dark green and dark blue, all knotted...

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A SIMPLE REMINDER

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Years ago, there was a young executive and his wife who were invited by the CEO to his home out in the country to spend the weekend. They went to several nice restaurants.  On Saturday night they went to one that was very nice.  The CEO was walking in front of them in the parking lot...

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HANG IN THERE!

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Not long ago, there was a pastor in a small town – he used to go to a homeless shelter on Friday nights, to the meal center, and offer it to anyone who would like it after dinner. Oftentimes he would have 10 or 12 that would line up by the stage, and he’d go down the line and offer...

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TWO GRUMPY OLD MEN

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Years ago, there was a church bus driver who would drive into the neighborhoods and invite children to come to church on Sunday. He met a little 8-year-old boy and his brother and invited him to church. The little boy said, “We’ve never been to church before.” The bus driver...

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MAKING FRIENDS

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A few years ago there was a minister who was working around his house with his tool belt on. He noticed a neighbor across the street struggling to put up an antenna on his roof, and walked over and offered to help. The neighbor was glad to have the help and said, “Yes, please!” After...

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HOW EMBARRASSING!

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Years ago, there was a man standing in the middle of Golden Corral restaurant in a new suit and covered from head to toe in Thousand Island dressing. What had happened is the waitress had come through the swinging doors and dumped by accident 2 gallons of Thousand Island dressing all over his...

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HOW I LEARNED HOSPITALITY

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One of the things we need more of in this world is the gift of hospitality. I learned it in 1979 in Lisbon Falls, Maine, coming home from college.  It was Thanksgiving, and it snowed 10 inches.  My mother was missing all of her family in the deep south, but she did the best she...

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