If 99.9 Percent Is Good Enough, Then … •      Two million documents will be lost by the IRS this year. •      811,000 faulty rolls of 35mm film will be loaded this year. •      22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next 60 minutes. •      1,314 phone calls will be misplaced … Continue reading “Accuracy”


Christian Behavior 1. How’s your thought life? 2. How are you handling the balance between work and home? 3. Have you been in the Word over the last few days? 4. What has God been teaching you recently? 5. How are you doing in handling God’s provision of time, talent, and money? 6. Are you … Continue reading “Accountability”


Greatest Moment The concert impresario, Sol Hurok, liked to say that Marian Anderson hadn’t simply grown great, she’d grown great simply. He says: “A few years ago a reporter interviewed Marian and asked her to name the greatest moment in her life. I was in her dressing room at the time and was curious to … Continue reading “Accomplishment”


Resource •      Charles Swindoll, Growing Strong, p. 244

Accident, Accidents

Close to Home There was the man who heard that three-fourths of all accidents happen within ten miles of home, so he moved. The Bell, the Clapper, and the Cord: Wit and Witticism, (Baltimore: National Federation of the Blind, 1994), p. 41. On Purpose When a cowboy applied for an insurance policy, the agent asked: … Continue reading “Accident, Accidents”


We Have Access! The word “access” is found only three times in the N.T. (Rom. 5:1–2; Eph. 2:18, Eph. 3:12). These three passages teach us four things about access. 1. We have access into grace (Rom. 5:2) God’s throne is the throne of grace (Heb 4:16). 2. We have access unto the Father (Eph. 2:18). … Continue reading “Access”


The Knife One Sunday afternoon our family gathered around our big oak table for dinner. Soon my daughter Kate’s laughter rose above the talk. “Gram, you’re silly!” she said. We all turned to see my mom delicately lifting to her mouth a small strand of peas on the blade of her knife. All but one … Continue reading “Acceptance”


Marital Violence A recent survey on marital violence reports that approximately one in every seven American couples has used some form of physical abuse during an argument within the past year. National Institute of Mental Health, in Homemade, June, 1990 Sexual Abuse of Children Sexual abuse of children is more widespread than previously assumed, according … Continue reading “Abuse”


The Barometer The following story is told by E. Schuyler English: “A man who lived on Long Island was able one day to satisfy a lifelong ambition by purchasing for himself a very fine barometer. When the instrument arrived at his home, he as extremely disappointed to find that the indicating needle appeared to be … Continue reading “Absolutes”


Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Harold C. Urey, Nobel prize winner in Chemistry, was walking along a sidewalk one day when he ran into another professor. They chatted for a few minutes, then, as they parted, Dr. Urey asked the other: “John, which way was I going when I met you?” “That way,” said the other, … Continue reading “Absent-Minded”