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While on a road trip, an elderly couple
stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch. After finishing their meal, they
left the restaurant and resumed their trip. When leaving, the elderly woman
unknowingly left her glasses on the table and she didn’t miss them until they
had been driving about twenty minutes.

By then, to add to the aggravation, they
had to travel quite a distance before they could find a place to turn around,
in order to return to the restaurant to retrieve her glasses.

All the way back, the elderly husband
became the classic grouchy old man. He fussed and complained and scolded his
wife relentlessly during the entire return drive. The more he chided her, the
more agitated he became. He just wouldn’t let up one minute.

her relief, they finally arrived at the restaurant. As the woman got out of the
car and hurried inside to retrieve her glasses, her husband yelled to her,
“While you’re in there, you might as well get my hat and the credit


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well suited for introducing or illuminating a point in a sermon, speech, or
devotional. Funny, moving, or perhaps even graphic, the point of them is the
point you make with them.

The shipwrecked sailor had spent several years on a
deserted island. Then one morning he was thrilled to see a ship offshore and a
smaller vessel pulling out toward him.

When the boat grounded on the beach, the officer in charge
handed the marooned sailor a bundle of newspapers and told him, “With the
captain’s compliments. He said to read through these and let us know if you
still want to be rescued.”

is better?

Two little mice are dining in a movie
theater’s archive.

After chewing on a film roll, one mouse
asks the other, “So…how have you found the movie?”

“To be honest,” the other one
answers, “I enjoyed the book much better.”

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