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Postcard Delivered…50 Years Later

In 1959 Marian Trone took a trip to the Florida Everglades. While there, she mailed a postcard to her 9-year-old son in Pennsylvania. The postcard depicted a Native American wrestling an alligator. Her son never got the postcard.

Well, almost never. In July of 2009 a post office in Pennsylvania found the postcard while cleaning. It was addressed to "Master Dale Trone" in care of his grandfather, R.G. Trone. They sent it to another post office, which mailed it to an R.C. Trone, who mailed it to Hank Trone, who finally mailed it to Dale Trone, the intended recipient—50 years and four months after his mother mailed it to him. And you think your mail is slow.

Dale is now 60 years old and lives in Lakewood, CO, a retired IT professional from Proctor and Gamble. The original postcard had a 3-cent stamp on it. It was finally delivered to Dale via Priority Mail for $5.00.

It took this motherís message five decades to reach her son, but eventually it did. Sometimes when we share the Gospel we donít see any visible results, but eventually Godís message will get through, for He has promised: " so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."Isaiah 55:11

Reference: Kira Schlechter, "Momís postcard gets to son more than 50 years after it was sent," The Patriot-News, pennlive.com (9/29/09)

Grantís Headache Cured

General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Northern Army in the Civil Way, writes in The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant that on the evening of April 8, 1865, he was "suffering very severely with a sick headache.... [Read More]

Reference: Ulysses S. Grant, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (Konecky & Konecky), pp. 625-627

The Changeless Gospel

It is interesting that the Apostle Paul said that not even "an angel from heaven" should be believed if he comes preaching a different Gospel (Galatians 1:8), because some of the religions that have a... [Read More]

Reference: The Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume 22, 2002, "Islam," p. 2; The World Book Encyclopedia, 2003, "Islam," p. 463; The World Book Encyclopedia, 2003, "Mormons," pp. 806 & 808; The Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume 8, 2002, "Mormon," p. 328

Foreclosure Scams

Our nationís housing crisis (there were over 100,000 repossessions in September 2010 alone) has caused the vultures to circle. Homeowners facing foreclosure are also having to deal with con artists. An Investorís B... [Read More]

Reference: Paul Katzeff, "Donít Fall Victim to Foreclosure Scams," Investorís Business Daily (10-18-10)