EVERYTHING WE NEED
The story is told about an American company which opened a new plant in Central America because the labour was plentiful and inexpensive. Everything went well until the villagers received their first pay cheque; afterward they did not return to work.
Several days later the
A young man came to a farm looking for work. So the farmer set him to the task immediately. He had a barn that needed painting. So the task was handed to the young man. The farmer said to himself that it would take at least three days to finish the task but in two days the young man
HOW YOU FINISH
James was excited as he turned the two hundred mark heading towards home. Two and three-quarter laps had gone and he was still in the lead. His one and only goal was to win this race and he was full of confidence that he could do it. His thoughts race ahead to the podium, the
The Bible is a window in this prison-world, through which we may look into
Titanic’s Last Hero
John Harper was born into a Christian family May 29, 1872. He became a Christian 13 years later and had already started preaching by age 17. He received training at the Baptist Pioneer Mission in London, and in 1896 he founded a church, now known as Harper Memorial Church,
A woman was diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. As she was getting her things in order, she contacted her pastor and asked him to come to her house to discuss some of her final wishes.
She told him which songs she wanted sung at her funeral service, what
Let us not be like Charles Chu who while travelling on a tour bus in China during a snow storm witness the ahead of him skid and tip over on its side in a rice field. In his haste to help he ran and jump on top of the bus. He grabbed the handle of the emergency door and pulled but the door did not
Frederick Douglass who grew up as a slave in Maryland in the early nineteenth century and experienced slavery’s every brutality. He was taken from his mother when he was only an infant. For years as a child, all he had to eat was runny corn meal dumped in a trough that kids fought to scoop out with
John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer
I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee,
Exalted for thee or brought low by thee.
Let me be full, let me be
I remember the time when everywhere you look you could see butterflies: butterflies of various shades and colours: yellow, brown, green, white and even multicoloured ones. Nowadays one can hardly see any. Yet caterpillars seem to be present in abundance.
Just the other day I was inspecting a tree
I went out to McDonald’s one crisp March morning. It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son. We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away, and then even my husband did.
I did not move an inch... an overwhelming
The rich man in his castle
The poor man at his gate
They all wanted one thing
But for them, it was far too late
The Lawyer in his chambers
The Maiden in her room
Both sought the same gift each time
But alas it was nigh pass noon.
The prime minister in his parliament
Wendell Phillips when he said:
What imprudent men the benefactors of the race have been! How prudently most men sink into nameless graves, while now
“Time you old gypsy man,
Will you not stay,
Put up your caravan
Just for one day?
All things I’ll give you
Will you be my guest,
Bells for your jennet
Of silver the best,
Goldsmiths shall beat you
A golden ring.
Peacocks shall bow to
Little boys sing,
Oh, and sweet
A story is told of a teacher who asked a class of students, ‘What would you wish for if you had one wish?”
One enthusiastic student shouted out, “Mama, I would wish for a big house for my family and myself.”
Another student proudly stood up and said, “I would wish for lots of land, to plant an
Consider the lives of two men. One of them Max Jukes, lived in New York. He did not believe in Christ or give Christian training to his children. He refused to take his children to church even when they asked to attend. He had 1,026 descendants- 300 of whom were sent to prison for an avergaae term