The Cocoon

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as...

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The Dark Night of the Soul

If I remember correctly the following story is about William Cowper, poet and hymn writer, who lived from 1731-1800 in England.Cowper suffered fits of meloncholy and frequent attacks of spiritual despair which led to two suicide attempts. On one of these occasions...

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The Cushion of the Sea

I read a story about a new submarine that was being tested. As part of its test, the submarine had to remain submerged beneath the ocean's surface for a long time. While the submarine was submerged for its test, a powerful storm passed through the area, causing a...

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The Cross Room

A young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out he dropped to his knees in prayer. "Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear."The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then open...

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The Deer

During a Thanksgiving message, I preached on the need for Christians to be thankful in everything. I reiterated how that God has our best interest at heart and that all things do work together for the good.I had just been blessed with free body work on my old car and...

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Erma Bombeck

She was a homemaker who became a nationally known author, speaker, and syndicated columnist. Among her bestsellers were The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank and When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It's Time to Go Home. Some of her humor could make even...

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God’s Embroidery

When I was a little boy, my mother used to embroider a great deal. I sit at her knee and look up from the floor and ask what she was doing. She informed me that she was embroidering. I told her that it looked like a mess from where I was. As from the underside I...

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