The Old Time Religion

The Old Time Religion

Give me the old time religion where the love for God brought us to church and not the needs at home. Give me the old time religion where Christians were living saints and not hypocrites. I want the old time religion where purity was celebrated and sin detested. I want the old path where neither text messages nor voice call is used to remind the saints about service. Give me the old path where persecution was a testimony and not a reason for backsliding Give me the old path where saints were more heavenly conscious and not the world base Christianity of today. The old path The pews and benches The crosses The tears The love built on trust Where sisters married as virgins and not as single parents. The old path where Christ was all Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive, and children were polite. Women looked like ladies; Men looked like gentlemen, and children looked decent. People loved the truth and hated a lie. Rejoicing sounded normal, and crying sounded sincere. Cursing was wicked; Drinking was evil, and divorce was unthinkable. Not where we are now. Divorce today preach tomorrow We read the Bible in public; Prayed in school; And preached from house to house. To be called a Christian was worth living for; Sex was a personal

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Mistakes Are Opportunities To Learn Something New

Mistakes Are Opportunities To Learn Something New

There was a famous research scientist who had made several very important medical breakthroughs. He was interviewed by a newspaper reporter who asked him why he thought he was able to be so much more creative than the average person. What set him so far apart from others? He responded that, in his opinion, it all came from an experience with his mother that occurred when he was about two years old. He had been trying to remove a bottle of milk from the refrigerator when he lost his grip on the slippery bottle and it fell, spilling its contents all over the kitchen floor – a veritable sea of milk! When his mother came into the kitchen, instead of yelling at him, giving him a lecture, or punishing him, she said, “Robert, what a great and wonderful mess you have made! I have rarely seen such a huge puddle of milk. Well, the damage has already been done. Would you like to get down and play in the milk for a few minutes before we clean it up?” Indeed, he did. After a few minutes, his mother said, “You know, Robert, whenever you make a mess like this, eventually you have to clean it up and restore everything to its proper order. So, how would you like to do

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Clay Balls

Clay Balls

A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves, he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn’t look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him. As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could. He thought little about it, until he dropped one of the clay balls and it cracked open on a rock. Inside was a beautiful, precious stone! Excited, the man started breaking open the remaining clay balls. Each contained a similar treasure. He found thousands of dollars worth of jewels in the 20 or so clay balls he had left. Then it struck him. He had been on the beach for a long time. He had thrown maybe 50 or 60 of the clay balls, with their hidden treasure, into the ocean waves. Instead of thousands of dollars in treasure, he could have taken home tens of thousands but he had just thrown it away! It’s like that with people. We look at someone, maybe even ourselves, and we see the external clay

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Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes

A teacher asked her students to bring some tomatoes in a plastic bag to school. Each tomato was to be given the name of a person whom that child hates. So, the number of tomatoes would be equal to the number of persons they hate. On a pre-determined day, All the children brought their tomatoes well addressed. Some had two, some had three and some had five, some even had 20 tomatoes in accordance with the number of people they hated. The teacher then told them they had to carry the tomatoes with them everywhere they go for two weeks. As the days passed the children started to complain about the decay and smell of the tomatoes. The students who had many tomatoes complained it was very heavy to carry and the smell was too much. After a week, the teacher asked the students “How did you feel this week?” The children complained of the awful smell and heavy weight of the tomatoes, especially those who carried several tomatoes. The teacher said, “This is very similar to what you carry in your heart when you don’t like some people. Hatred makes the heart unhealthy and you carry that hatred everywhere. If you can’t bear the smell of spoilt tomatoes for a week, imagine the impact of bitterness on your heart

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How Do You See?

How Do You See?

A young couple moved into a new neighbourhood. The next morning whilst eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbour hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not clean,” she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap”. Her husband looked on but remained silent. Every time the neighbour would hang laundry to dry, the young woman would make the same comments. About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: “Look, she has learnt how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this!” The husband said: “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows!” And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look! Easy to discuss other people, their lives and things that don’t really concern us. Yet we tend to forget – our window isn’t that clean after all! You will Succeed in Jesus Name! Meditation: To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. – Titus 1:15 Also read: Waiting for the Wind Two Patients by the Window Glimpses Through Life’s Windows

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