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The Tongue

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“A Wise Man’s Heart Discerneth . . . Time & Judgment” (Alan Smith)

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“A Wise Man’s  Heart  Discerneth . . . Time & Judgment” Alan Smith  A preacher, a politician and an engineer were led to the guillotine.  The preacher was asked if he wanted to be face up or face down when he met his fate.  The preacher said that he would like to lie face up […]

The Drive Through

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The Drive Through Sheldon Smith This morning on the way to work, I decided to stop by McDonald’s. It was one of those newly designed restaurants with the double drive-through. There were several cars in each line. The normal process is for cars to form a single line after putting in their order. It’s kind […]

Exaggeration (Shane Williams)

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EXAGGERATION Shane Williams I heard a story recently of a woman who was talking to her preacher.  She said, “I have a habit that I know is hurting my example — the habit of exaggeration.  I start to tell something and I go on and on enlarging the story.  People suspect that it’s not true. […]

Jumping to Conclusions

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Jumping to Conclusions Guthrie Dean An elderly lady, the self-appointed supervisor of a little rural village’s morals, accused a workman of having turned to drink because “with her own eyes” she had seen his wheelbarrow standing outside a tavern. The accused made no defense, but that evening he parked his wheelbarrow outside her house and […]

The Tongue

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The Tongue Author Unknown “I’ve gossiped about my neighbor,” said the woman to her minister. “One day I saw her stagger across the yard, so I told a few friends that she had been drunk. Now I find that her staggering was caused by a leg injury. How can I undo this gossip I started?” […]

Perils of Communication

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PERILS OF COMMUNICATION This story is told: There was a woman whose husband was a sailor, and he had gone to sea. After the preacher was already up in the pulpit, the wife sent a note up to him which read, “William Smith having gone to sea, his wife requests the prayers of the congregation […]

A Lie Is Forever

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A Lie Is Forever A little girl came very early one morning to her mother, saying, “Which is worse, Mama, to tell a lie or to steal?”  The mother replied that both were so sinful she could not tell which was worse. “Well, Mama,” replied the little one, “I’ve been thinking a good deal about […]

Tips to Get Rid of Gossip . . .

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Tips to Get Rid of Gossip: the Three Filter Test In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?” “Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything I’d like you to […]

The Tragedy of Gossip

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The Tragedy of Gossip Author Unknown The story is told of the woman who became conscious stricken because of her gossiping ways. She went to the preacher, confessed her sin of spreading malicious rumors about her neighbors; and after the preacher prayed with her for God’s forgiveness, she asked what could she do to repair […]

Something to Think About

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SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT  “One day when I was about eight, I was playing beside an open window while Mrs. Brown confided to my mother a serious problem concerning her son.  When Mrs. Brown had gone, my mother realizing I had heard everything, said, ‘If Mrs. Brown had left her purse here today, would we […]

“And I Thought I Was A Liar”

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“AND I THOUGHT I WAS A LIAR” “Therefore, putting away lying, ‘Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,’ for we are members of one another.” (Eph. 4:25) A little boy visited his aunt, who reprimanded him for telling a lie. “Do you know,” she warned, “what happens to little boys who tell […]

Gossip

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Gossip Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several members did not approve of her extracurricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused George a new member, of being an alcoholic after she […]