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An Act of Kindness

An Act of Kindness

President Abraham Lincoln often visited hospitals to talk with wounded soldiers during the Civil War. Once, doctors pointed out a young soldier who was near death & Lincoln went over to his bedside. “Is there anything I can do for you?” asked the President. The soldier obviously didn’t recognize Lincoln, and with some effort he [Continue]

Faith & Trust

Faith & Trust

█        A colored church congregation had met to pray for rain to release a long dry spell. The preacher looked severely at his flock & said, “Brothers & sisters, you’ll knows why we is here. Now what I wants to know is–where is yo’ umbrellas?” █        A little faith will bring your soul to Heaven; [Continue]

Faith & Trust

Faith & Trust

In 1856, David Livingstone faced a grave peril in Africa. He was passing through the wild country of the native chief Mburuma. The chief was hostile & had been seeking to rouse the countryside against the man’s expedition. Reports had been that he was seen creeping toward the camp! Alone in his tent, Livingstone opened [Continue]

Mommy, please let me stop & take a look at Jesus! PPS

Mommy, please let me stop & take a look at Jesus! PPS

CHRISTMAS RUSH OR CHRISTMAS REASON? By Virginia Brandt Berg I was standing in the doorway of a department store a few Christmases ago, enjoying a lovely Nativity scene in a store window, when a mother and her little girl came hurrying by. Catching a glimpse of the beautiful scene, the child grabbed her mother’s hand [Continue]

The Clock That Struck Thirteen!

The Clock That Struck Thirteen!

It was midnight in the town of Plymouth, England, many years ago.  Two men stood by the town’s great clock.  As it finished striking the hour, both men, strangers, remarked that it had struck thirteen times instead of twelve.  One of these men was a gentleman by the name of Captain Jarvis. It was not [Continue]

Thoughts on Comfort

Thoughts on Comfort

Sorrows are but incidents in life, and must not interrupt us. We must leave them behind, while we press on to the things that are before. God has so ordained that in pressing on in duty for others we shall find the truest, richest comfort for ourselves. “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, [Continue]

Love and loneliness in Taiwan

Love and loneliness in Taiwan

The original article is written by a Swiss anthropologist David Signer) How is Taiwan? There is no country in the world where the people work as many working hours as in Taiwan – 2282 hours a year. Over 30% of the people work more then 62 hours a week. Taiwan is the second densest populated [Continue]

Is Jesus Christ obsolete or still relevant in 2013?

Is Jesus Christ obsolete or still relevant in 2013?

2000 years ago this year, around 13 AD, Jesus was about 15-16 years old, and it would take him another 16 years in obscurity before he would begin to make His mark on our history. And what an indelible mark it was! If anyone would ask, “Who was the most famous person that ever lived?”, [Continue]