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Illustration Title Illustration Author
  • 1929 Rose Bowl Haddon W. Robinson, Christian Medical Society Journal
  • A Leaf of White Paper Source unknown
  • A Plan Source unknown
  • Advice from a Football Coach Bits & Pieces, April 30, 1992
  • Babe Ruth Celebrity Trivia, E. Lucaire
  • Bumbling Firefighters Source unknown
  • Failure to Grow Eating Problems for Breakfast by Tim Hansel, Word Publishing, 1988, p. 32
  • Famous Graduates Bits and Pieces, December 13, 1990
  • Founder of SIM Rest of the Story, p. 115
  • Integral to Christian Ministry David Prior, Creating Community, (Colorado Springs: NAVPRESS, 1992), pp. 17-18
  • Inventor Liberating Ministry From The Success Syndrome, K Hughes, Tyndale, 1988, p. 9
  • La Traviata Charles Swindoll, Living Above the Level of Mediocrity, p. 182
  • Quotes Sources unknown
  • Quotes Sources unknown
  • Rejection Signs of the Times, March 1988, p. 12
  • Robert E. Lee MBI's Today In The Word, November, 1989, p. 21.
  • Success Source unknown
  • Taking Risks Reader's Digest, October, 1991, p. 62.
  • Taxidermist/Veterinarian Contributed by Beth L. Mack, Reader's Digest, May 1996, p. 67.
  • Temporary Failure Bits and Pieces, January 9, 1992, p. 6.
  • The Agony of Defeat Thomas Rogers in N. Y. Times, quoted in December, 1980, Reader's Digest
  • The Conductor The Bell, the Clapper, and the Cord: Wit and Witticism, (Baltimore: National Federation of the Blind, 1994), p. 6
  • Thomas Edison Warren W. Wiersbe, Confident Living, September, 1987, p. 22
  • Thomas Edison 1 Swindoll, Hand Me Another Brick, Thomas Nelson, 1978, pp. 82-3, and Bits and Pieces, November, 1989, p. 12
  • Thomas Edison 2 Today in the Word, August, 1990
  • Useless Weapon Source unknown
  • Value in Disaster Alan Loy McGinnis, The Power of Optimism.
  • Will Rogers
    Chuck Swindoll, Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life, p. 29, cf. pp. 69, 244.
  • Would-Be Bank Robber Darrell W. Robinson, People Sharing Jesus, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995), p. xx