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  • It All Happened On A Subway

    Contributed by Dr. Bradford Reaves on Mar 10, 2022

    Marcel Sternberger was a methodical man of nearly 50, with bushy white hair, guileless brown eyes, and the bouncing enthusiasm of a czardas dancer of his native Hungary. He always took the 9:09 Long Island Railroad train from his suburban home to Woodside, N.Y.., where he caught a subway into the more

  • Cipa (Congenital Insensitivity To Pain With Anhydrosis)

    Contributed by Dr. Bradford Reaves on Mar 10, 2022

    Not far from my home lives a young woman who was born with a very rare disease called CIPA, congenital insensitivity to pain with anhydrosis. Imagine having a body that looks normal and acts normally, except for one thing: You cannot feel physical pain. That sounds as if it would be a blessing. But more

  • Bee The Body Of Christ

    Contributed by Dr. Bradford Reaves on Jan 14, 2022

    My dad has bees. Today I went to his house and he showed me all of the honey he had gotten from the hives. He took the lid off of a 5 gallon bucket full of honey and on top of the honey there were 3 little bees, struggling. They were covered in sticky honey and drowning. I asked him if we could more

  • Dna And Stained Glass

    Contributed by Dr. Bradford Reaves on Sep 2, 2021

    Dr. Francis Collins’s credentials are impeccable: he is a physical chemist, a medical geneticist, and the former head of the Human Genome Project. He is also, by his own account, living proof that there is no conflict between science and religion.” “In 2006, he published ‘The Language of God,’ in more

  • If He Gets Loose

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Apr 20, 2013

    IF HE GETS LOOSE The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mic. Unlike todays wireless mics, this had a wire attached to it. He was an energetic preacher and as he preached, he swung his hands and he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mic cord as he went. Then he moved to one more

  • On Fasting  PRO

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Apr 20, 2013
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    ON FASTING The Didache, is a first or second century document that relates to us outside the New Testament the teaching of the early church. This document "prescribed two fast days a week: Wednesday and Friday." For early Christians; this was seen as a regular part of daily discipleship. John more

  • The Hummingbird And The Vulture  PRO

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 23, 2013
    based on 9 ratings

    THE HUMMINGBIRD AND THE VULTURE Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over the desert. All vultures see is rotting meat, because that is what they look for. They thrive on that diet. But hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, they look for the colourful blossoms of more

  • Quotes On Discipleship

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 2, 2013
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    QUOTES ON DISCIPLESHIP It's been said, 'A student learns what his teacher knows, but a disciple becomes what his master is.” One great writer on discipleship put it this way: more

  • The Orange Blessing

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 2, 2013

    THE ORANGE BLESSING In the late 1800’s while crossing the Atlantic on an ocean-liner, the English Baptist pastor and evangelist F.B. Meyer was asked to preach to the first class passengers. At the captain's request he spoke on "Answered Prayer." An agnostic who was present at the service was more

  • The Obedience Of Gladys Aylward

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jan 23, 2013

    THE OBEDIENCE OF GLADYS AYLWARD Gladys Aylward, missionary to China, during the 1930s as a young woman she left her home in England and sailed to China. Here she opened a home for orphaned children who'd been left to starve or wander the streets. When the Japanese invaded China, Gladys was more

  • Timanthes And The Do-Over

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jan 5, 2013

    TIMANTHES AND THE DO-OVER Over 2,000 years ago a young Greek artist named Timanthes (Tim-an-thes) painted this picture - The Sacrifice of Iphigenia. Before he painted this masterpiece when the artist Timanthes (Tim-an-thes) was a young man, he studied under a well-known and highly respected more

  • Who Am I?

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Dec 15, 2012

    QUOTE John Newton: • “I am not what I could be, • I am not what 1 should be, • But I am not what I used to be" • How imperfect and deficient I am! • I am not what I wish to be, • Although I abhor that which is evil and would cleave to what is good. • I am not what I hope to more

  • Rock Of Ages

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 4, 2012

    ROCK OF AGES "Rock of Ages" is a popular Christian hymn by Reverend Augustus Montague Toplady, written in 1763 and first published in The Gospel Magazine in 1775. Tradition says the hymn was written when Augustus Toplady was walking in the gorge of Burrington Combe in the Mendip Hills in more

  • Uh, That's "Maranatha"

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 1, 2012

    UH, THAT'S "MARANATHA" An elderly Christian lady attended a Christian conference gathering, similar to Keswick/Spring Harvest etc. For her it was really the first time she had mixed with Christians from other denominations. This really blessed her and opened her eyes to the richness of Christian more

  • Curing Nail-Biting

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Oct 20, 2012

    CURING NAIL-BITING Talking of bad habits I did hear the story of an elderly couple. The wife proudly boasted that "she had cured her husband of biting his nails." When someone asked her, "How did you manage more

  • Top Ten Preachers  PRO

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Oct 7, 2012
    based on 5 ratings

    TOP TEN PREACHERS A man wrote to a pastor of a large Church saying, "I am visiting your city and I would like to preach in your Church." The pastor wrote back saying, "Thank you for the offer but we are already sorted for in this area." The man wrote again saying, "I feel I ought to preach more

  • Alan Redpath: "The Conversion Of A Soul Is The ...

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 14, 2012

    Alan Redpath: "The conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment, but the manufacture of a more

  • The White Man

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 8, 2012
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    THE WHITE MAN When Wycliffe Bible translator Doug Meland and his wife moved into a village of Brazil's Fulnio Indians, he was referred to simply as "the white man." The term was by no means complimentary since other white men had exploited them, burned their homes, and robbed them of their more

  • Geddie's Mission

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 2, 2012

    GEDDIE'S MISSION Dr. John Geddie was a Scots-Canadian missionary who was known as "the father of Presbyterian missions in the South Seas." In 1848 he pioneered missionary work in the New Hebrides islands, Aneityum (Anatom) and worked there for God for 24 years. On the tablet erected to his more

  • The Holmes Brothers On Pride

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 2, 2012
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    THE HOLMES BROTHERS ON PRIDE The brilliant physician and writer Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., and his brother John represent two radically different views on the subject of flattery. Dr. Holmes loved to collect compliments, and when he was older he indulged his pastime by saying to someone who more