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 quote 1950

"A fall into a ditch makes you wiser."

- Chinese Proverb

childIt was Palm Sunday and, because of a sore throat, five-year-old Johnny stayed home from church with a sitter. When the family returned home, they were carrying several palm branches.

The boy asked what they were for. "People held them over Jesus' head as he walked by," his older brother explained.

"Wouldn't you know it," the boy fumed. "The one Sunday I don't go, He showed up!"

 quote 1949

"To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that."

- Teresa of Ávila

phone handheldBack in the day, I purchased a telephone-answering machine with a prerecorded message that used a male voice. When my mother returned from vacation, I forgot to mention it to her.

The next Saturday, the phone rang and the machine answered. After the message, there was a pause and the caller hung up. A second time and the same result.

Then the phone rang a third time. I heard, "This is your mother, I think. If I am, please call me."

quote 1948

"If you want everyone to like you, don't be a pastor. Go sell ice-cream."

- Dr. E. I. Stetzer

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