Does God Know About this?

Dissolved Plans

"There are many plans in a man's heart, nevertheless the Lord's counsel- that will stand" (Proverbs 19:21) NKJVYears ago my grandfather had a small lodge in an old farmhouse beside a lake just north of Toronto Ontario. One summer when I was about nine years old I was...

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Let Your Words Be Few

A woman went into the local newspaper office to see that the obituary for her recently deceased husband was properly written (she had always been known for her accuracy to details, second only to her famous sense of thrift). Only his beloved pickup truck remained to...

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Not My Problem

The Browns were shown into the dentist's office, where Mr. Brown made it clear he was in a big hurry. "No fancy stuff, Doctor," he ordered, "No gas or needles or any of that stuff. Just pull the tooth and get it over with.""I wish more of my patients were as stoic as...

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On Your Hands and Knees

A man was telling his friend that he and his wife had had a serious argument the night before."But it ended," he said, "when she came crawling to me on her hands and knees.""What did she say?" Asked the friend.The husband replied, "She said, 'Come out from under that...

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Starting Over

During a Sunday-morning worship service, a mother tried everything she could think of — including rewards, scoldings, and threats — to get her fidgety 7-year-old son to be quiet. Nothing worked. Finally, about halfway through the sermon, she leaned over and whispered...

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Alan Smith