Bravery

During Marine basic training at Parris Island, S.C., the drill instructor threw a pine cone among the recruits and yelled, "Grenade!" The trainees immediately turned away and hit the ground. "Just as I suspect...

Faith, Confidence

A little girl named Mary was in bed one night preparing for lights-outs. Prayers had been said and Mom had hugged her. Perhaps in a effort to put-off sleeptime, Mary asked her mother why God created night-time....

Predictablity, Habit

Chuck Swindoll writes: “A bazaar was held in a village in northern India. Everyone brought his wares to trade and sell. One old farmer brought in a whole covey of quail. He had tied a string around one leg of e...

Commitment, Faithfulness

A nurse shared this story of faithfulness: It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman, in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry...

Money, Greed

In a Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah writes, “CNN carried a story of a 62-year-old man who was rushed to Cholet General Hospital in France, suffering stomach pain. His family told doctors the man...

Satisfaction

A little boy never said a word for six years. One day his parents served him cocoa. From out of left field, the kid says, "This cocoa's no good." His parents began to celebrate. They said to him, "Why did you w...

Need for Fathers

In a Wall Street Journal article, James Wilson points out the urgent need in our society for families led by fathers: “An employed father helps persuade a young boy that getting a job makes more sense than hang...

Life

Erma Bombeck once wrote about what she would do differently If I Had My Life to Live Over: “I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded. I would have eaten the ...

Christmas

In the book Christmas Spoken Here (Broadman Press), John Killinger wrote: “One day I was staring through the window of a beautiful little Christmas shop. It was packed with Christmas items, even though Christma...

Incarnation

Lee Eclov tells this story: “People came early one Christmas Eve for the 11:00 pm service at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, in New York City. Among them was a recovering alcoholic, six months sober, who slip...