When Dr. Rees was waiting to preach, a friend commended to him, "You sure are whitening fast!" He got up and said this from the pulpit: "There is a little white flower that comes up through the earth at this season of the year - sometimes it comes up through the snow and frost;
PRAY AGAIN AND AGAIN
E.M. Bounds, "We must not only pray, but we must also pray with great urgency, with intensity, and with repetition. We must not only pray, but we must also pray again and again. We must not get tired of praying. Too
Scott Peck: "Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult - once we understand and accept it - then life is no longer difficult. Because
SURVIVORMAN AND ESAU
I love to watch things like Survivorman - he goes all over the world and survives in the harshest enviornments.
But he is like Esau! Self-sufficient, I have never seen him bow his head in prayer and ask God for help; I have
BIRD OF PARADISE
Reminds me of an Easterner, was being driven by a Texas rancher over a barren stretch of West Texas, on a smothering hot day, when a large, brightly-colored bird scurried across the road in front of them. The visitor asked what it was, and the rancher said, "That's a bird of
Donald Grey Barnhouse: "Abraham came to the ultimate conclusion that he was going to see a miracle because God cannot lie. He had said that this son would be the one through whom He would fulfill all of His promises. Therefore the son must live or God would be found false. And yet God commands that
THE DANGERS OF BIRD WATCHING
I once read an article in a medical journey that told of the dangers of bird watching. How can bird watching be so dangerous? Because bird watchers are so intent on watching the bird they forget about the crocodiles! Many bird watchers had been eaten alive because
THE CENTURY PLANT
Abraham has now reached the Century mark! He is 100 years old and Sarah is 90.
A common sight in America's Southwest desert is the century plant. It's unique. The century plant (Agave Americana) thrives in rocky, mountainous, desert sites. It has dramatic, splayed leaves
THE BLOB: A THRIVING ENVIRONMENT
Years ago, there was a movie called The Blob. This cosmic Jell-O had come down from space, fell into a little crater, and cracked open. An old man came and had a little stick in his hand and was playing with it, and it ran up on his arm and began to consume him.
Three turtles decided to go on a picnic. They were the best of friends. Before long it started to rain, they decided that one of them should go back and get some umbrellas.
One turtle agreed to go but only if the other two promised not to begin eating until he returned. They promised. He headed
ELVIS GROWING UP
Elvis once said, "We were an affectionate family. My mother was the most wonderful person in the world. I always felt a little bit lonely--maybe a better word would be 'incomplete'--when I was little. But I could tell my mother about it, how I felt and then the feeling would go
ELVIS SOOTHED BY GOSPEL MUSIC
Elvis used to stay up all night singing gospel songs. He once said, "We do two shows a night for five weeks. A lotta times we'll go upstairs and sing until daylight - gospel songs. We
WHERE'S THE BABY?
Luis Palau tells of a wealthy European family that decided to have their newborn baby baptized in their enormous mansion. Many people were invited, it was an elegant and elaborate affair.
They took off their coats and laid them on the bed in a designated room and soon the
HIS PROMISES ARE TRUE
I once went fishing with a friend of mine once, he said he knew of a good spot to fish. We got there and - nothing! We were there for about an hour without one single bite! I was ready to go home, his promise of a great fishing hole wasnt panning out.
THE BIBLE IS LIKE AN IPOD
Several years ago I purchased an iPod, and at first I was delighted to hear music. I can listen to music for literally hours upon hours without having to flip a tape or put in another CD.
But then one day I noticed the little booklet that was in the box it came
SIN: PRISON WITHOUT BARS
It's easy to live in denial--to live in sin and think everything is going our way. So sooner or later God gets our attention.
In 1989, Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hit leader, was banished from baseball by Major League Commissioner. [Bart Giamatti].
HE PARDONS WITH PARDONS
Parker, "You cannot conceive God's notion of pardon...When God forgives, He does not merely barely pardon...He pardons with pardons! When he casts our sins away it is not into a shallow pool, it is into the depths
FALLING DOWN: INJUSTICE
Michael Douglas in the movie Falling Down, portrays a man who has lost his family and job. He goes off the deep end striking out at those whom he believes are the cause of the worlds injustices. In the end he takes his own life.
The Lord Jesus came to a world full of
DYING IN THE OCEAN OF GRACE
Dr. Gerstner, "Christ has done everything necessary for his [sinners] salvation. Nothing now stands between the sinner and God but the sinner's good works. Nothing can keep him from Christ but his delusion that he has good works of his own that can satisfy God. If men
HOW CORRIE TEN BOOM GOT STARTED
Corrie Ten Boom following WW II, understood that God was leading her to come to America. She survived the Nazi death camps and wanted to tell her story.
She arrived here with only 50 dollars; no friends; no place to stay; and no speaking invitations.