The Decision

Posted Jun 16th, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


The Decision
 
A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally
blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready. As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I...

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The Promise

Posted Jun 15th, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


THE PROMISE
 
I was diagnosed at the emergency of a local hospital, and told I was contagious. “Here’s a prescription. Fill it immediately and see your doctor tomorrow.”
The next day my doctor’s first statement was: “Oh this is very dangerous. I’ll get you in to see an ophthalmologist right away.” Apparently with Shingles so close to the eyes there is a danger of losing eyesight in one or both eyes.
When I told my doctor I knew nothing about Shingles he...

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The Lighthouse at Dockett's Corner

Posted Jun 7th, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration

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Choices

Posted Jun 5th, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


CHOICES
 
Blaine got in his car, looked at the gas gauge, and saw that the needle was on empty. Enraged, he pounded on the steering wheel and swore. There was an ironclad rule in his household
that when the car was used, it was never to be brought back without gas in the tank. His teenage son had taken the car last night and ignored the rule.
The sensible thing for Blaine to do, of course, was drive to the nearest...

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Time to Leave the Pond

Posted Jun 1st, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


Time to leave the pond
We have always had at least seven fish and a frog in our pond just outside our door.  Yes, we've had more of both, but on average, this small pond only has room for seven and one.
It may be hard to believe but we've had some of these fish for many years.  At one time as many as four frogs.
The fish all started as tiny gold fish, the kind you buy in a pet store. ...

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The Beauty of the Spirit

Posted May 30th, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


THE BEAUTY OF THE SPIRIT
I was walking towards the store when I first saw her. She was between eighty and ninety years old. Her hair was thin, sparse, and as white as the snow on the sidewalk outside. Her face was red, chapped, and wrinkled from a lifetime of use. Her mouth was missing
most of its teeth.  Her gnarled hands each carried a bag full of groceries. She wore work boots that had clearly seen better days. As...

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You Are Mine

Posted May 26th, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


"You Are Mine"
 
by Kristi Powers
 
Dark eyes pooled with tears
the mark of "S" upon her clothes
Guilt, shame etched into her face.
She is thrown before the Teacher
By those with violence barely masked in their eyes
 
The seething rage they try to choke down comes up like vomit in their throats. They truly cannot contain their hate.
But who do they hate more, the one they deem the "sinner" or the Teacher who's ministry of love, truth and grace shines so bright that it...

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Greater Than God

Posted May 25th, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


GREATER THAN GOD
      There's a popular riddle that you may have already seen, but if you haven't, I think you'll enjoy it.  It is said that when asked this riddle, 80% of kindergarten students got the answer, compared to 17% of Stanford university seniors.  Here's the riddle:
     What is greater than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich want it, and if you eat it, you'll die?
     What is it??
 ...

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Finished!

Posted May 24th, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


Finished!
When Jesus had tasted it, he said, "It is finished!" Then he bowed his head and released his spirit.
---John 19:30
The cross was the goal of Jesus from the very beginning. His birth was so there would be His death. The incarnation was for our atonement. He was born to die so that
we might live. And when He had accomplished the purpose He had come to fulfill, He summed it up with a single word: "finished."
In the original Greek,...

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The Pit

Posted May 23rd, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


A man fell into a pit and couldn't get himself out...
~ A subjective person came along and said, "I feel for you down there."
~ An objective person walked by and said, "It's logical that someone would fall down there."
~ A Pharisee said, "Only bad people fall into pits."
~ A mathematician calculated how deep the pit was.
~ A news reporter wanted the exclusive story on the pit.
~ An IRS agent asked if he was paying taxes on the pit.
~ A...

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Easter Brings Hope

Posted Apr 6th, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


Easter Brings Hope
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live."
—John 11:25
Easter is not about brightly colored eggs, wearing pastels, or enjoying a big meal, although it could include these. Easter is about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
For some, Easter will be a great day, spent surrounded by family and friends. But for others, it will be a sad day, because Easter is...

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My God, My God

Posted Apr 3rd, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


My God, My God
Max Lucado
 
On Calvary’s Hill, Christ lifts his heavy head toward the heavens crying out, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani”—that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
(Mark 15:34). We would ask the same. Why him? Why forsake your son? Forsake the murderers. Desert the evildoers. Turn your back on the perverts and peddlers of pain. Abandon them, not him.
What did Christ feel on the cross? The icy displeasure of a sin-hating God. Why? Because Jesus carried our sins in His...

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The Presence of His Love

Posted Mar 30th, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


THE PRESENCE OF HIS LOVE
 
        The passengers on the bus watched sympathetically as the attractive young woman with the white cane made her way carefully up the steps. She paid the driver and, using
her hands to feel the location of the seats, walked down the aisle and found the seat he'd told her was empty. Then she settled in, placed her briefcase on her lap and rested her cane against her leg.
 
        It had been a...

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Comfort

Posted Mar 28th, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


"Nearly 14 years ago, my brother Dave, still in his 40s, had a massive heart attack," Judy Cyg says. She received a call at 4:00 am and had an hour's drive just to get to the hospital.
Those middle-of-the-night episodes rarely herald good news, and Judy started praying the moment she left home. "I prayed hard to God," Judy says, "and threw in a plea to our deceased brother, Steve.  I figured that Steve might have some say in the...

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Praying for Others

Posted Mar 21st, 12:00 by CCECstorylist on Inspiration


PRAYING FOR OTHERS
     The following parable about prayer comes from an unknown author:
     A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert-like island.  The two survivors,  not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God.  However, to
find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between...

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