Edna, an elderly woman from East Texas, was pulled over by a highway patrolman for speeding. When the lawman arrived at her window, he asked the senior citizen for her…
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Mrs. Terry went to the doctor’s office with a bit of trouble; uncontrollable hiccups. It wasn’t long before she was politely escorted into an examination room and seen by one of the new doctors. But just 4 minutes later, she burst from the room, and ran down the hall screaming like a banshee.
An elderly – and very wise – man finally retired and bought a home in a neighborhood near a junior high school. Since it was summer, he spent the first few weeks of retirement in quiet contentment.
But then school resumed…and middle school kids began canvassing the neighborhood.
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Bertrand Russell, a British philosopher, lived a very long life…and all of it apart from God. As an outspoken atheist, he was quick to criticize religion of any kind. But as every life does, his would come to an end.
Fortunately for Bertrand, he had a plan in place…just in case God existed.
Pierre-Paul Thomas was born blind. For him, life was reduced to little more than grey shapes that only varied in size and shade. Then, in his mid-sixties, he suffered an accident that would totally change his life…for the better.
Trust me. You won’t see this one coming.
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From their quiet kitchen nook, Mr. and Mrs. Caplin spent several consecutive days watching a young family move into the house behind their own. The elderly couple liked what they saw in their new neighbors; Mr. Caplin admired the younger family’s work ethic while Mrs. Caplin approved of their frugality represented by the clothesline they’d strung between two trees.
But it wasn’t long before that same clothesline became a source of serious discontentment.
When we commit sin, we always regret it later; it eats us up on the inside. Our conscience is disturbed and we’re not at peace. Occasionally, we become so stressed we might even do something to try and right our wrong.
Even if it’s decades later…like this man living in Seattle.
It was reported that Polycarp, the aged bishop of Smyrna, was actually a disciple of the Apostle John. He was known for leading an influential congregation and for encouraging the greater church with his writings.
But, without a doubt, his legacy revolves completely around his death.