Contributed by Gregory Fisher on Sep 27, 2017
At the age of 3 years old, our family lived with my maternal grandparents while my father was in seminary. One day the kid living next-door to us came up to me and said, “Greg Fisher I am going to give you a bloody nose.” The next thing that happened—when he did, in fact, punch me in the
Contributed by Larry Turner on Jun 5, 2016
There is a story about a student at Cambridge University in England who entered the classroom on exam day and asked the proctor to bring him cakes and ale. The proctor refused, expressing astonishment at the young student’s audacity. At this point the student read from the four-hundred-year-old
Contributed by Larry Turner on Feb 8, 2016
God, why did this happen,
Questions my soul needs to know.
If you really love me
Why am I hurting so?
Why did you let it happen?
The power is in your hand.
Why did you not stop it?
Please help me understand.
I know it’s for a purpose.
I have to figure out
What is your
Contributed by Larry Turner on Dec 14, 2015
When I was 17 I went for my first road test to get my driver’s license. In order to receive this privilege to drive, an officer accompanied me to observe my skills. As part of the test I was required to make a 3 point road turn on a narrow road. I pulled forward, turned my wheel, and proceeded to
Contributed by Larry Turner on Dec 3, 2015
How’s this for a Christmas card this year. On the front a beautiful winter scene. On the inside a nice thought.
“The fire of the Holy Spirit,
That should be your desire.
To follow and obey him,
For the Gospel, be a crier.
So if Jesus comes back this year,
May you not be found a
Contributed by Larry Turner on Jan 9, 2015
Everyone who has met my little 4 year old grand-daughter Ava knows she is very witty at times. The things this child says and does often blow me away. Last Sunday she found a nickel on the floor after church. I told her she could keep it. What she did with it was precious and a life lesson.
Contributed by Larry Turner on Dec 4, 2014
Then Jesus concluded with this commandment. “But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)
Wow, now that is a tough one. Be perfect. I am not like Noah, a righteous man. Wait a minute. He was a drunk. Okay like Abraham. He was a liar. How about Moses, short
Contributed by Larry Turner on Nov 12, 2014
A businessman was traveling on a plane for the first time. He had always been terrified of flying but his next appointment required him to do so. The flight was going well when suddenly the plane shuddered. The pilot came over the intercom and announced that the engines on the right side had
Contributed by Larry Turner on Jul 28, 2014
My phone was secure. I had it shoved far down into my pants pocket. There was no way it could fall out; no way could I lose it. I denied it at the time but I saw the signs. They read “Please put any items that you do not want to lose in the bins or lockers before getting on the ride.” I chose to
Contributed by Larry Turner on Sep 16, 2013
I was 18 years old when I stole my first and only item. I was a bagger at a local grocery store. The store had some small battery operated record players that played 45s. (For those too young to remember what 45s were, they looked like bid CDs with a hole in the middle.) A lot of the record
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jun 9, 2013
"We as individual Christians and collective churches need to recalibrate our sights on the target God has gen us: spiritually lost people. If people matter to God, then they'd better matter to us, too ... Deep in every true Christian, there is an awareness that we are on this planet for purposes
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Apr 2, 2013
THE SAILBOAT REDEMPTION
The story is told of a little boy who built a sailboat. He built the sail and had it all fixed up, tarred and painted. He took it to the lake and pushed it in hoping it would sail. Sure enough a wisp of breeze filled the little sail and it billowed and went rippling along
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Feb 6, 2013
GRACE: JEAN VALJEAN FROM LES MISERABLES
The story of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables is a great example of grace.
* I read the book many years ago. Liza and I just saw the movie adaptation of the musical.
* "Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862,
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Sep 23, 2012
I DID IT WITH MY CLUB
A hunter walking through the jungle found a huge dead elephant with a pigmy standing beside it. Amazed, he asked: "Did you kill that?"
The pigmy said, "Yes."
The hunter asked, "How could a little guy like you kill a huge beast like that?"
"I killed it with my
Gary Freeman nos dice de una niña que fue al colegio pero que no le gustaba. Pero se dijo a sí misma, “Si me graduara del colegio, y me casara y tuviera hijos, Yo se que finalmente podre gozar de la vida”.
Así que se apego a eso. Fue a clases todos los días y finalmente se graduó del colegio.
Contributed by Larry Turner on Jul 15, 2012
DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE
Today I make this day my Dependence Day by making this declaration;
Declaration of Dependence
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for an individual to dissolve the sinful bond which has connected them to a sinful ruler; they should declare the
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Apr 29, 2012
LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP WILL PROTECT HIM
Lord of the Rings is a story written by J.R.R. Tolkien, a devout Christian who led C.S. Lewis to the Lord. Although he made it clear that his stories are not allegories, he still wrote from a Christian worldview and you can learn good biblical
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Feb 21, 2012
IT COSTS SOMETHING TO BE CHRISTIAN
"It costs something to be a true Christian. Let that never be forgotten. To be a (lukewarm) Christian, and go to church, is cheap and easy work. But to hear Christ’s voice, follow Christ, believe in Christ, and confess Christ, requires much self-denial. It will
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Nov 19, 2011
"How little of Scripture there is in modern sermons compared with the sermons of those masters of theology, the Puritan divines! Almost every sentence of theirs seems to cast side lights upon a text of Scripture; not only the one they are preaching about, but many others as well are set in a new
Contributed by Kelly White on Oct 14, 2011
Amy Grant says:
"When we pour out our miseries, God just hears a melody, beautiful the mess we are, the honest cries of a