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  • A Father's Love

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jun 13, 2009

    A FATHER'S LOVE A father had told his son he would send him to sleep in the attic with only bread and water for his supper if he disobeyed. Well, the boy disobeyed and was sent to the attic. But the father couldn’t eat. He had his son on his mind and his heart. His wife said, “I know what more

  • Father's Day Is Almost Upon Us And It Reminded Me ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jun 13, 2009
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    FATHER’S DAY IS ALMOST UPON US and it reminded me of a story I read about a dad who really understood his role. Some years ago, in a military academy, the students mutinied, probably a reaction to the hard demands of such an environment. The students had struck in everything: lessons, study more

  • Dad, Are You God?

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 20, 2009

    DAD, ARE YOU GOD? One day after church, the pastor asked his little boy what he learned in Sunday school. The lad said, "I learned that God loves me more than anything else in the whole world." "What else did you learn?" asked his dad. "I learned that when I’m bad, He spanks real hard." more

  • George Duncan Once Went To Visit Some Friends In ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 20, 2009

    George Duncan once went to visit some friends in the English countryside. For years they had lived in an old-fashioned, rundown building. To Mr. Duncan’s surprise, he discovered that the house had been completely remodeled. The people had installed new lights, an electric stove, and many other more

  • F.b. Meyer Once Said That "Unbelief Puts Our ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 28, 2009

    F.B. Meyer once said that "Unbelief puts our circumstances between us and God, but faith puts God more

  • : A Bank President Came To His Pastor ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 31, 2009

    Illus.: A bank president came to his pastor concerned about one of his teller’s soul. He asked his pastor to talk to him, but the pastor said, “It would be better if you would do that. He would look upon my visit as a professional task.” “All right,” said the banker, “but, will you go with me?” more

  • God's Detour

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 31, 2009

    GOD'S DETOUR The year was 1920. The scene was the examining board for selecting missionaries. Standing before the board was a young man named Oswald Smith. One dream dominated his heart. He wanted to be a missionary. Over and over again, he prayed, "Lord, I want to go as a missionary for you. more

  • A Christian Surgeon Once Said, "I Feel So Close ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 31, 2009

    A Christian surgeon once said, "I feel so close to God when I am operating that I don’t know where my more

  • In The Early Days Of The American Frontier, An ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 11, 2009

    In the early days of the American frontier, an Indian chief heard the message of the gospel and was wonderfully saved. Such an indescribable peace flooded his soul that he couldn’t keep from talking about the Lord. Another chief visited and wanted to know who this Jesus was, what He had done, and more

  • You Are The Whipping Soldier

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 11, 2009

    YOU ARE THE WHIPPING SOLDIER A man who was deeply troubled by his sins had a vivid dream in which he saw Jesus being savagely whipped by a soldier. As the cruel scourge came down upon Christ’s back, the dreamer shuddered, for the terrible instrument left gaping wounds upon the bleeding, swollen more

  • Buying Your Way To The King

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 2, 2009

    BUYING YOUR WAY TO THE KING A wealthy American made a trip to London. He was all taken up with Buckingham Palace, where the king lived. So one morning he went to the gates, expecting to go right in, but two soldiers stuck out their bayonets and stopped him. They said, "Where do you think more

  • Chicago - A 15-Year-Old Boy Who Lay Bleeding From ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 26, 2009

    CHICAGO - A 15-year-old boy who lay bleeding from a head wound just steps away from a hospital could not be rescued -- because rules required that ambulances bring in patients. Frustrated police officers finally carried the fatally wounded Christopher Sercye into Ravenswood Hospital, but he died a more

  • Despite His Busy Schedule During The Civil War, ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 26, 2009

    Despite his busy schedule during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln often visited the hospitals to cheer the wounded. On one occasion he saw a young fellow who was near death. “Is there anything I can do for you?” asked the compassionate President. “Please write a letter to my mother,” came the reply. more

  • Little Ones To Him Belong

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 21, 2009
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    LITTLE ONES TO HIM BELONG Author Keith Miller tells of an outgoing 40-year-old woman who was part of a sharing group he led. Here is her story: "When I was a tiny little girl, my parents died, and I was put in an orphanage. I was not pretty at all, and no one seemed to want me. But I more

  • Jesus Loves Me This I Know

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 21, 2009

    JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW KARL BARTH was a German theologian who dominated the theology of the 20th century. In 1962, six years before his death, he made his only visit to the United States. One night he lectured at a seminary in Virginia, and after the lecture he met with students in the more

  • One Day, C.h. Spurgeon Was Walking Through The ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 21, 2009

    One day, C.H. Spurgeon was walking through the English countryside with a friend. As they strolled along, the evangelist noticed a barn with a weather vane on its roof. At the top of the vane were these words: GOD IS LOVE. Spurgeon remarked to his companion that he thought this was a rather more

  • An Outstretched Hand

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 9, 2009

    AN OUTSTRETCHED HAND In Stockholm, Sweden, a woman was injured as she rushed to catch a streetcar. She stumbled in front of the moving car and was caught beneath it. The police sent for a crane to lift the car off her body. While waiting for the crane a crowd of people gathered out of curiosity. more

  • When Thomas Edison Was 38 Years Old, His Wife ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 9, 2009

    When Thomas Edison was 38 years old, his wife died leaving him a very lonely man. Six months after her death, Edison began looking for a new mate. He would leave no stone unturned in a systematic search reflecting his scientific nature. Although he liked to be portrayed in the media as a genius more

  • In 1833 Charles Darwin Went To The South Sea ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 2, 2009
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    In 1833 Charles Darwin went to the South Sea Islands looking for the so-called “missing link.” As he studied the cannibals who lived there he concluded that no creatures were more primitive and hw as convinced that nothing on earth could possible lift them to a higher level. He thought that he more

  • God Forgives Without Conditions

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jan 26, 2009

    GOD FORGIVES WITHOUT CONDITIONS I once heard a story about Camelot when King Arthur was away. Guinevere, his wife, was unfaithful with Sir Lancelot. When King Arthur returned, he found out about the affair and had his wife placed in a convent for life. Towards the end of the story in a beautiful more