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ILLUSTRATION LIBRARY SAMPLES
The Illustration Library (Version 3.x) is perhaps the
most comprehensive compilation of theocratic illustrations, lessons,
maxims, and poems in a single volume. Since 1998, Pearblossom Private
School has produced copies of the Illustration Library as a resource
that has been distributed on CD ROM and 500-page spiral bound book
to thousands of publishers in many countries. These items are no longer available in those formats; however,
the illustration library can still be referenced online at this link: www.ppstest2.com/illus.php
is Like a Box
Most people get married believing a myth that marriage is a beautiful
box full of all the things they have longed for: companionship,
intimacy, friendship, etc. The truth is that marriage at the start
is an empty box. You must put something in before you can take
anything out. There is no love in marriage. Love is in people.
And people put love in marriage. There is no romance in marriage.
You have to infuse it into your marriage. A couple must learn
the art and form the habit of giving, loving, serving, praising
keeping the box full. If you take out more than you put in, the
box will be empty.
A sample selection from the Family category of Illustration Library
The Golden Gift
Some time ago, a friend of mine punished his 3 year old daughter
for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight, and
he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box. Nevertheless,
the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning
and said, "This is for you daddy." He was embarrassed by his earlier
overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found that the
box was empty. He yelled at her, "Don't you know that when you
give some one a present, there's supposed to be something inside
The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said,
"Oh, Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into the box. All for
you, Daddy." The father was crushed. He put his arms around his
little girl and he begged her forgiveness.
My friend told me that he kept that gold box by his bed for years.
Whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss
and remember the love of the child who had put it there. In a
very real sense, each of us as parents has been given a gold container
filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children. There
is no more precious possession any could hold!
"And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver."Malachi 3:3
Some time ago, a few people met to study the Scriptures. While reading
the third chapter of Malachi, they came upon a remarkable expression
in the third verse: "And He shall sit as a refiner and
purifier of silver." Malachi 3:3
One lady proposed to visit a silversmith and report to them on what
he said about the subject. She went accordingly, and without telling
the object of her errand, begged the silversmith to tell her about
the process of refining silver.
After he had fully described it to her, she asked, "But sir,
do you sit while the work of refining is going on?"
"Oh, yes, madam," replied the silversmith. "I must
sit with my eyes steadily fixed on the furnace, for if the time
necessary for refining be exceeded in the slightest degree, the
silver will be injured."
The lady at once saw the beauty and comfort too of the expression,
"And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver."
God permits us to experience hardships, difficulties, obstacles,
and other furnace like tests. We are purified by these if we continue
to pursue and endure in the truth despite these tests. His eye is
steadily intent on the work of purifying, and His wisdom and love
are both engaged in the best manner for us. He will not let us be
tested beyond what we can endure.
Before she left, the lady asked one final question, "When do
you know the process is complete?"
"Why, that is quite simple," replied the silversmith.
"When I can see my own image in the silver, the refining process
Yes, trials can refine us, build our faith, and we can better reflect
God's qualities when persevering under test.
Eye halve a spelling chequer.
It came with my pea sea.
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it.
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.
The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has
been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European
communities, rather than German, which was the other possibility.
As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that
English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted
a five-year phased plan for what will be known as Euro English (Euro
In the first year, 's' will be used instead of the soft 'c'. Sertainly,
sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also, the hard 'c'
will be replaced with 'k'. Not only will this klear up konfusion,
but typewriters kan have one less letter.
There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when
the troublesome 'ph' will be replaced by 'f'. This will make words
like 'fotograf' twenty persent shorter.
In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be
expected to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.
Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters, which
have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre
that the horible mes of silent 'e's in the languag is disgrasful,
and they would go. By the fourth year, peopl will be reseptiv to
steps such as replasing 'th' by 'z' and 'w' by 'v'.
During ze fifz year, ze unesesary 'o' kan be dropd from vords kontaining
'ou', and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations
of leters. After zis fifz yer, ve vil have a reli sensibl riten
styl. Zer vil b no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find
it ezi tu understand ech ozer. Ze drem vil finali kum tru.