Parachuters jumping from the plane

Recognition

Bob volunteered to perform a parachute jump for charity. On his first day of training, the instructor made an important point about preparing for landing at 300 feet. "How do you know when you're at 300 feet...
Overhead photo of a man sleeping in a bed.

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Illustration: Need for Rest

Rick Ezell writes: “In the Challenger space shuttle disaster, key NASA officials made the ill-fated decision to go ahead with the launch after working twenty hours straight and getting only two to three hours o...
Religion as a business. Religion, faith and money concept

Illustration: On Mission

An inner city church, located in an area of the downtown where there were few residents, was forced to a decision. A large corporation was offering them a great deal of money for their site, on which the corpor...
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Illustration: Biblical Illiteracy

“Not quite half of the public can identify the names of the first four books of the New Testament, known as the Gospels. A large share believes that john the Baptist was one of Jesus’ apostles. Almost half cont...
Arrested man in handcuffs with hands behind back

Planning

In the August 24 Turning Point devotional David Jeremiah writes: “Poor Donald Pugh. He was very upset over the unflattering photograph of him released by the Lima, Ohio, police. He appeared overweight and puffy...
Chinese Bible

Illustration: Growth of the Church; China

In a recent Breakpoint commentary, Eric Metaxas writes: “You’ve probably heard a lot about China in the news lately: How it’s threatening peace in the Pacific by building military bases on artificial islands. Y...
Grocery store displays different colors and varieties of potatoes for people to select their favourite, agricultural produce arranged in lines.

Illustration: Kindness, Compassion

An unknown author tells this story: I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily apprising a basket of freshly pi...
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Illustration: Money, Finances

“For one reason or another, most people today are concerned about money. It is estimated that 40% of the marriages that fail are the result of conflict over finances. Colleges report that students are forsaking...
man holding a purse with money closeup

Illustration: Prayer

A successful businessman needed several millions dollars to clinch an important deal, and he was having a hard time obtaining a loan, so he went to church to pray for the money. By chance, he knelt next to a ma...
An orange river access sign on the Animas river pointed towards the closed river.  The discoloration in the river is due to an accidental spill of mine waste into the river by the EPA.

Illustration: Evil

In a recent Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah writes: “Last year the American Environmental Protection Agency allowed an ocean of sludge to pollute Colorado’s Animas River, turning the tributary to...