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Food For Thought 3/31/2023

Don’t Thank Me In a concert in Chicago, Harry Lauder, Scottish singer and songwriter, sang to an overflowing audience. At the conclusion, the audience stood en masse, and applauded uproariously. After the applause subsided, the audience said in unison, “Thank … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/30/2023

Columbus’ Conviction When on October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus took possession of one of the Bahama Islands, he believed he was fulfilling prophecy. It is not perhaps widely known that the “admiral of the oceans” discovered America believing he was … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/29/2023

Civil War’s End At the end of the Civil War, when the news of Appomattox came, the secretary of war, Edwin M. Stanton, caused to be displayed from the dome of the Capitol a transparency on which were inscribed these … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/28/2023

Legend of the Origin of Praise There is an old Jewish legend which says that, after God had created the world, He called the angels to Him and asked them what they thought of it; and one of them said, … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/27/2023

Noah’s Day to a Pastor Pastor Earl Cannon of Chicago’s Vernon Baptist Church expected 15,000 to march in his nondenominational “happy day” parade in honor of God, but he and 214 policemen assigned to the activity were the only ones … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/24/2023

Story of Welch Grape Juice A young man accepted for the African missionary field reported at New York for “passage,” but found on further examination that his wife could not stand the climate. He was heartbroken, but he prayerfully returned … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/23/2023

Hardy’s Ministry of Money-Making The Honorable Alpheus Hardy made money and used it to support missionaries and educate ministers. The great Japanese, Dr. Joseph Hardy Neesima, was helped by him when he landed in Boston on one of Hardy’s ships. … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/22/2023

A Good Start For Charlie Page Charlie Page was a young man, broke, penniless and jobless. One day he stopped on the street to listen to a Salvation Army service. When the tambourine was passed around for the collection, he … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/21/2023

Gusher’ Tithe Toddie Lee Wynne, oilman of Dallas, Texas, has turned over $2,000,000 to the Texas Presbyterian Foundation. The gift represented a tithe of an estimated $20,000,000 Wynne made when he sold his petroleum company interests. Members of the Wynne … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/20/2023

Douglas Travels Half-Way W. L. Douglas, the shoe manufacturer, is nationally known. From his early, struggling years comes this story. He had been unemployed so long that he was down to his last dollar. Nevertheless, he put half of it—fifty … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/17/2023

Worth-Give-Leave Million Dollars Mr. W. R. Spight, wholesale grocer of Decatur, Ala., passed away. Shortly after his departure the trusteeship of the Spight estate came into being. Representatives of the eight beneficiaries of the estate met, reviewed the activities of … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/16/2023

From 5 Cents to $100 When candy manufacturer John S. Huyler started out in business, he took Jacob’s pledge: “. . . of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.” – Genesis 28:22. … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/15/2023

To Hyde, First Creditor is God A. A. Hyde, a millionaire manufacturer, said he began tithing when he was one hundred thousand dollars in debt. Many men have said they considered it dishonest to give God a tenth of their … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/14/2023

God Has First Claim on Keyes Kenneth S. Keyes of Florida, leading Realtor of the South, started tithing in the middle of the depression when things blew up in his face. He gave to God not with the idea that … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/13/2023

Senior Partner at Kraft Years ago a young man began a small cheese business in Chicago. He failed. He was deeply in debt. “You didn’t take God into your business. You have not worked with Him,” said a Christian friend … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/10/2023

“Innkeeper” Dependent on God As a teenager, Wallace Johnson was fired by a sawmill operator. Today, as founder of Holiday Inns, he is a multimillionaire and called “the innkeeper of America.” Johnson started his business empire in 1939 with a … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/09/2023

Tam’s Partnership With God Young Stanley Tam had failed in his silver reclamation business—even though he had tithed since its beginning! “Why God?” he prayed as he drove homeward with numb disappointment. Then an inner voice from the Lord seemed … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/08/2023

Story of Mentholatum Early in his career, young Albert Hyde showed ability to make money. Though he did lose money several times, yet his hands had a magic touch. Once he pledged God his tithe. Then he became interested in … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/07/2023

Laidlaw’s Graduated Scale Robert A. Laidlaw, the New Zealand businessman who wrote the famous booklet “The Reason Why” (translated into 30 languages with over 16 million copies) started tithing his $3 weekly salary at age 18. Two years later, he … Continue reading

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Food For Thought 3/06/2023

LeTourneau Doing Well In Both R. G. LeTourneau told Forbes magazine, “I like to do two things. One is to design machines, turn on the power, and see them work. The other is to turn on the power of the … Continue reading

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