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Letting Go

A boy, reaching for a penny, got his hand stuck in a vase. His mother tried to get his hand out. She pulled it, but no luck. She tried soap suds, but no luck. She tried cooking oil, but his hand wouldn't come out. 

Finally she said, "We're just going to have to break the vase, but it might hurt your hand." 

At that the boy's eyes got big, and he asked, "Would it help if I let go of the penny?"

Gnats

An Arizona pastor had a gnat problem in his house. It started gradually—one here, a few there—but before long it was an invasion. They flew throughout the house: the kitchen, bathrooms, and the study. They landed in f... [Read More]

Reference: William Ray, Knowing God through Prayer—the Plan Jesus Gave (Ambassador International, 2008), pp. 145-146

Burn the Ships

Hernando Cortés, the Spanish conquistador who won Mexico for Spain in the sixteenth century, owed his success to a stunning decision he made when his 11 ships—carrying 508 soldiers, 100 sailors, and 16 horses—reached ... [Read More]