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Illustrations

  • Appearances

    j michael shannon
    Recently, through YouTube, the world became aware of Susan Boyle of Scotland.
  • Hypocrisy

    J. Michael Shannon
    Police say a driving instructor was drunk while giving a driving lesson.
  • God

    J. Michael Shannon
    Blaine Morris is only 2 years old, and his vocabulary is limited.
  • Cross

    J. Michael Shannon
    The Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany. Alongside the German-Austrian border, it towers 9,718 feet high.
  • Courage, Prayer, Worship

    J. Michael Shannon
    In his book Surviving Hell: A P.O.W.’s Journey, Leo Thorsness tells of the courage it took to worship in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison in Vietnam.
  • Church

    J. Michael Shannon
    Bill Bryson writes about visiting Copenhagen in 1990 and was amazed to learn that Queen Margaret used to walk from the palace every morning to the shops to buy flowers and vegetables.
  • Birth in a Grave

    Geoff Pound
    Human tragedy is never ultimate. Purpose often springs out of chaos and light from the darkness.
  • Sharing the Burden

    Geoff Pound
    F.W. Boreham shares a story about his mentor J.J. Doke moving from New Zealand to South Africa and collaborating with Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Qualified for What You're Doing?

    Geoff Pound
    During a trip to Lancaster, Penn., I once had dinner in an Amish home, where I heard about their unusual procedure for choosing a pastor.
  • The Answer Is in Our Hands

    Geoff Pound
    There’s a story about an old man who was often sought out for advice and was greatly admired for his wisdom.
  • Pulling for Others on the Court of Life

    Geoff Pound
    “The scoreboard said I lost today,” Andre Agassi told the crowd.
  • Losing Your Hold

    Geoff Pound
    H. Stephen Shoemaker shares this story: Andy Catlett, a character in a Wendell Berry novel, has lost his right hand in a farm accident.
  • A Blessed Silence

    Geoff Pound
    In his sermon “Whistling in the Dark,” Frederick Buechner says: “You have to be quiet to hear …"
  • Forgiveness

    Missy Jenkins has just released an extraordinary book. If her name doesn't ring a bell, what happened to her probably will. On Dec. 1, 1997, a 14-year-old classmate of Missy's shot her at school.
  • Conversion

    Australia is the only country in the world to have a picture of a convicted forger on its currency.
  • Contentment

    According to Forbes magazine, Allen Stanford is developing an exclusive island somewhere in the Caribbean. Called the "Island Club," it will provide parking for 100 private jets, and its marina can accommodate 30 giant yachts. The annual membership fee is 15 million dollars!
  • Resurrection Promises

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    When thorns become roses.
  • Easter

    Phillip Brooks
  • Easter

    Ben Haden
  • Kingdom of Heaven

    J. Michael Shannon
    During World War II, the Dutch royal family fled to Canada and lived in the capitol, Ottawa.