Giving

When Mother Teresa of India visited Los Angeles a few years ago, a physician named Gerald Jampolski heard her speak. Attracted by the spiritual power that emanated from her, he asked her, 'Would it be all right...

Thanksgiving as service

The church had gathered to pray for a needy family around Thanksgiving. The family needed food, so folks from the church got together to pray for them. While the prayer meeting was going on, a young boy came an...

Judgment and Grace

In Together in Christ, Erskine Wright shares this story: “Fiorello LaGuardia was mayor of New York City during the Depression, and he was quite a character. He would ride the city fire trucks, take entire orpha...

Forgiveness

In Rick Warren’s Daily Hope devotional for November 3, he writes: In 1956, five American missionaries headed to the rainforest of the eastern Amazon in Ecuador to make a second visit to the Huaorani tribe, whic...

Plans

David Jeremiah says: “Boxer Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.” It’s amazing how easily our plans are derailed. If you’ve ever planned a trip, a church event, a fami...

Does Low Cost Mean Better Value?

It’s tough to buy an apartment in the ritzy neighborhood of Knightsbridge in London, but one building owner made global headlines by offering a room for sale that was available for anyone who wanted it. The int...

Timing

“We often confuse God's timing with ours. A country newspaper had been running a series of articles on the value of church attendance. One day, a letter to the editor was received in the newspaper office. It re...

Bible; God’s Word

In his Turning Point Daily Devotional for October 3, David Jeremiah writes: “Aleister Crowley was an early-twentieth-century British artist, novelist, and occultist. He founded a religion he called Thelema and ...

Self-Control

As the hard-fought Little League game was underway, the coach paused to say to one of his players, "Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?" The little boy nodded yes. "Do you understand that ...

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...