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Some people are remembered more for one glaring mistake than they are for all the rest of the things they did in life. That was true for a man named Douglas Corrigan. In 1938, he set off from New York in a single engine plane, presumably headed for the West Coast. 28 hours later he landed in Dublin, Ireland! He claimed it was just

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Some time ago, an old mule fell into an abandoned well which was no longer in use. The farmer who owned him tried and tried to pull the mule up out of the well. However, after many attempts, he realized he was not going to be able to rescue his mule. So, the farmer decided to solve two problems simultaneously by burying the mule

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In ancient days, men would heat gold or silver to extreme temperatures that would burn away all the impurities. Then with great skill, they hammered the metal into a desired form. This was a process of many steps: heating, pounding, reheating, hammering some more, then plunging the metal into cooling water to harden the new shape. This is how God transforms us. He is

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An official of a mission board, who knew it takes more than just desire to make a missionary, was appointed to examine a candidate for the mission field. He told the young man to be at his house at six o’clock in the morning. The young man complied and arrived at six o’clock sharp. The examiner kept him sitting alone in the room until

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Niccolo Paganini, a well-known Italian violinist in the early 1840s, noticed right before going out on stage for a concert, that the violin he was about to play wasn’t his, but an “ordinary” violin. His high dollar instrument had been stolen and replaced with an inexpensive one. He went backstage, thought for a minute, then came back and played a magnificent concert. He told

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I’ve not taken a so-called vacation since I started this ministry 22 years ago, yet I don’t feel worn out or weary. One day I was pondering to myself and thought, “why don’t I feel worn out?” Many people take vacations because they’re exhausted from work, and need an extended rest to be restored and revitalized. Yet, ironically, more often than not, when they

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We all know people who love to make lists. Generally, people make lists to organize information, or to prioritize their day, or to keep from forgetting something important. A lot of people think of Christianity as a list of things to do, and a list of things not to do. But you cannot define Christianity by what someone does or does not do. I

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Construction sites are normally messy, as wood, concrete, supplies, and equipment are strewn all over the place. Yet, it’s well understood that the architect and his foreman know exactly what’s going on toward accomplishing the finished product. We too, are buildings under construction, and the site (or sight of us) is often messy. Portions of our souls or bodies may lie broken or neglected,

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You can be yoked up with Jesus and still try to live on the basis of the flesh. Jesus said, “Take My yoke upon you.” What is a yoke? It is just a piece of wood that the ox puts his head through, and another ox puts his head through. Then the one in charge leads them down the row. If a young ox gets in

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When we say we “hope”, we want something to happen and wish for it to happen, but we don’t expect it to happen. That’s why we say we “hope.” The Israelites hoped in the coming of their Messiah. They waited for Him. They waited in expectation, and when He came, they missed it. Our language doesn’t comprehend the way this word “hope” is used

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