the parable of the camel

The Parable of the Camel

A traveler set up a tent in the wilderness. He snuggled under his covers for his night’s sleep. The night became cold and his camel poked his nose into the tent. The owner asked the camel, “What are you doing?” The camel replied, “It’s cold outside. If I could only put my nose inside the

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parable of the bicycle

The Parable of the Bicycle

After I had come home from school one day, I was sitting in a chair reading the newspaper. My daughter Sarah, who was seven years old, came in and said, “Dad, can I have a bike? I’m the only kid on the block who doesn’t have a bike.” Well, I didn’t have enough money to

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count your blessings

Count Your Blessings

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness….you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation….you are ahead of 500 million people in the world. If

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Lessons we Learn from Joseph in Egypt

Background Joseph was born into a large family (as most in those days were). He was favored of his father, Jacob, because he had been given the birthright. Originally, it was intended for his older brother Reuben, but due to transgression (1 Chr. 5:1-2), it was given to Joseph as he was the firstborn son

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Mystery Flu

It’s Friday and you are driving home. You turn on your radio. You hear about a small village in India where some villagers have died suddenly, strangely, of a flu that has never been seen before. Three or four people are dead and they’re sending some doctors over there to investigate it. You don’t think

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Procrastination

The devil decided to come out one day And consult with two imps while they were at play. “I want you two helpers to give me a plan That will bring down to hell each woman and man.” The first imp thought, and then he said, “My plan will get man to hell when he’s

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filecard

The Room

In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in “The Room.” There were no distinguishing marks save the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list book titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling

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darkroom

The Parable of the Photographic Plate

On many occasions during long years of professional service as a mining geologist, I have been called to the witness stand in court, there to testify under the solemn obligation of oath, as to results of my examination of mines and of lands supposed to contain deposits of valuable minerals. A certain investigation of the

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