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Contributed on Aug 9, 2018
By faith, abound in triumph, abide in trials, and be approved in time.
In Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Herb Miller writes: Two Kentucky farmers who owned racing stables had developed a keen rivalry. One spring each of them entered a horse in a local steeplechase. Thinking that a professional rider might help him outdo his friend, one of the farmers engaged a crack ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2018
Take a risk! By faith, fear God more than people, forsake the world, follow the Lord, and find salvation for your own soul. By faith, do what others cannot do and live a life pleasing to the Lord.
In one little Midwestern town, Miss Jones had the distinction of being the oldest resident in town. So when she died, the editor of the local paper wanted to print a little article remembering this dear old lady. Except he couldn’t think of anything to say when he sat down to write the article. ...read more
Contributed on Jul 26, 2018
If you want to create an atmosphere of faith for your children and grandchildren, trust God enough to give your children to the Lord and bless them with His promise for their future.
Years ago, most families with homes in the country used an outhouse. A boy in one family hated it, because the outhouse was hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and it stunk all the time. The outhouse sat on the bank of a creek, and the boy determined that one day he would push that outhouse ...read more
Contributed on Jul 19, 2018
By faith pursue salvation and the city of God like Noah and Abraham did.
Who needs a parachute when you’re jumping from a plane at 25,000 feet above the ground? Apparently, not Luke Aikens. He did it two years ago on August 1, 2016. Take a look! (Show Video: Skydiver Plunges 25,000 Feet with No Parachute; www.youtube.com/watch?v=-67NC9F-_NU) Luke Aikins plummeted ...read more
Contributed on Jul 12, 2018
By faith know what others cannot know and do what others cannot do.
After Columbus discovered America, the Spanish Nobles gave him a hard time, because they were jealous of the honors King Ferdinand was heaping on him. On one occasion, after they had had a little too much to drink, they began to complain about all the accolades Columbus received. They told him it ...read more
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Contributed on Jan 2, 2013
JESUS CARED Henri Nouwen once said, "What we see, and like to see, is cure and change. But what we do not see and do not want to see is care: the participation in the pain, the solidarity in the suffering, the sharing in the experience of brokenness. And still, cure without care is as ...read more
Contributed on Feb 3, 2011
JEALOUS HORSES When we lived in a small town in central Kansas (Ellsworth), we made many trips to the nearest big town, Salina, Kansas on old Kansas Route 140. On one of those trips in the spring (March 12, 1990), we saw a horse at the edge of a luscious, green pasture with his head stuck ...read more
Contributed on Sep 23, 2010
In the story of Pollyanna, there is a woman who runs the town. She’s not the mayor and doesn’t even sit on the city council. It’s just that she has inherited a tremendous amount of money from her father, and she has a controlling interest in all the major businesses in town. As a result, no one ...read more
Contributed on Sep 18, 2010
Many years ago, when I was planting churches, someone in one of those churches asked me if I would consider opening another church if they paid me $30,000 a year, plus housing and benefits. It was more than I was making at the time, but I told that person, “No, God called me here and now is ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2010
Last week, I was at Moody Pastor’s Conference in Chicago; and there, I won a drawing for a brand new Garmin GPS. It’s a nifty little device! Sandy and I had to make several stops in Milwaukee this last weekend – the airport, a Best Western Motel, Office Depot, a GNC store, and other places – so ...read more