Illustrations

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Don’t Be At Haste…

by host4kfn

Have you ever been a victim of Hasty Generalization? Let me explain what I’m talking about with an illustration. (Disclaimer: All characters appearing in this illustration are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental…) John and Thomas had been friends for some time, and they were seriously thinking of partnering […]

A Memorable Drive

by host4kfn

Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. One day I was responding to a call from a small brick fourplex in a quiet part of town. I assumed I was being sent to pick up some party-ers, or someone who had just had a fight with a lover, or a worker heading to an early shift at […]

Bee Surprised!

by host4kfn

What’s to fear in one small bee? Not much, but put fifty or sixty of them coming at you relentlessly and then you know the meaning of “Apiphobia.” That’s exactly what happened to me a few months back! Conducting the funeral of a dear friend’s father-in law; the last thought on anyone’s mind was the furious attack of a […]

Fanny: The Hymn Writer

by host4kfn

Frances Jane Crosby was born into a family of strong Puritan ancestry on March 24, 1820. As a baby, she had an eye infection which an incompetent doctor treated by placing hot poultices on her red and inflamed eyelids. The infection did clear up, but the result was that scars formed on the eyes, and […]

A Scottish guy who loved India…

by host4kfn

A veteran missionary stood before the general assembly of the Scottish Presbyterian Church to make an appeal for missionary work in India. But there was no response. In the midst of his appeal he fainted and was carried away by a doctor. When he opened his eyes, he cried, “Where am I? Where am I?” The doctor said, “Lie still. You just had a heart attack.” […]

The Pianomaker

by host4kfn

Steinway & Sons, which was founded in 1853, is the maker of the finest pianos in the world.  They make grand concert pianos and also smaller family living room pianos. Steinway pianos are unique; no two Steinways ever sound exactly alike. Each and every Steinway has its own distinctive personality.  Some have a quieter voice […]

Perspective

by host4kfn

When I was a little boy, my mother used to embroider a great deal. I would sit at her feet and look up from the floor and ask what she was doing. She informed me that she was embroidering. I told her that it looked like a mess from where I was. As from the […]

Apostle of Africa: David Livingstone

by host4kfn

Perhaps the best known missionary of the last 500 years–undoubtedly is a man who has been known as the “apostle of Africa,” David Livingstone. What was the secret of his strength and perseverance amidst unbearable trials? Let’s look at his life. He had just returned to Great Britain for the first time after sixteen years […]

I have decided to follow Jesus…

by host4kfn

About 150 years ago, many missionaries came from England and Germany to North-East India to spread the Gospel. At the time, north-east India was not divided into many states as it is today. The region was known as Assam and comprised hundreds of tribes. The tribal communities were quite primitive and aggressive by nature. The […]

Ham and Eggs!

by host4kfn

Once upon a time a Pig and a Chicken went for a walk together down the main street of town. As they were walking they were talking. The chicken noticed a sign in the restaurant that looked like a pretty good deal to him. “Hey pig. Look at that sign in the window: ‘Ham and […]