Contributed by Bill Butsko on Oct 9, 2006
Repent and Turn
Repent and turn! God calls today;
Oh, do not close thine ear, I pray!
Listen! It is the voice of love –
Grieve not that tender heart above.
Repent and turn! Now is the hour,
The time of God’s redeeming power;
Tomorrow it may be too late.
Just now wide open is the
Contributed by Manuel Amparo on May 10, 2006
A little boy about five years old once tried to pick a small snail from a rock, but the creature’s hold was stronger than his tiny fingers, and he could not get if off. When he prayed that evening he thought of the snail and said:--
“O God, grant that I
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 27, 2003
The devil is not impersonal like stones or bureaucracies; he is a non-person. The Devil has become all that God is not; he is not beyond personality—he is without it. His purpose in creation is not to destroy God; he knows that he cannot do that. He wants to draw us into the vortex of
Contributed by Bill Huffhine on Jun 5, 2004
As we look back over the centuries, there are few cities that stand out above the rest as outstanding; worthy of being remembered throughout the generations. Some of these cities, like Athens Greece, are remembered for their greatness in influencing the world as a whole. Some, like Paris or
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 12, 2004
When I was very young, I remember swimming at a lake during a Gregory family reunion. I know, the thought of such a reunion is more than some of you can stomach. At the lake, there was a dock. I would walk a little ways out on the dock, jump in the water, and then walk back to shore. Each time
“On Sunday, February 18, 2001, NASCAR lost one of its greatest drivers. Dale Earnhardt Sr., also known as "The Intimidator," was in third place on the last lap of the Daytona 500 when his car was tapped from behind and sent head-on into the wall at 180 mph.
In a matter of moments it was
Contributed by Brad Froese on Oct 6, 2004
I can remember two separate mornings in my life, when I woke up early because I couldn’t breathe.
When I woke, my lungs had stopped breathing and I realized they weren’t taking commands from my brain. So I darted out of bed, standing in the middle of the room with my mouth wide open, prompting my
Contributed by Stan Rodda on Oct 13, 2004
I talked about the wealthy CEO who is wondering if there is more out there, the happy family that is actually falling apart because no one understands them, the successful entrepreneur who is unfulfilled in his job, and the popular student who even though everyone wants to be like them they are
Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Dec 16, 2004
There is an old horror movie, "Night Of The Living Dead," which pretty well illustrates how most people are going through life. Apart from Christ, like the zombies in that movie, people simply
Contributed by John Stevenson on Dec 26, 2004
I like the bumper sticker that says, "Jesus is the answer, but what is the question?" The truth is that it doesn’t matter what is the question. He is the answer to all of the major questions of life.
A rather vain student went to his professor and asked him a very technical theological question.
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jan 16, 2005
One of the great nineteenth-century preachers was a Scottish Presbyterian named Alexander Whyte. I have a set of his commentaries in my office that I treasure. He was a great man, but he also had an awareness of the potential for evil that was never far from the surface. After one of his
Contributed by David Thrower on Jan 19, 2005
We are told in several areas of Scripture that our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit, and in Syriac spirituality we take this a step further with a concept called ihidaya, or literally
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2005
I met Rosemary when I was 15 years old. Her father was the proprietor of a pool hall called El Rancho Grande. He had two rules concerning me and the pool hall. Rule #1 was “If you play and lose, you pay.” Rule #2 was “If you play and win, you play for free.” Needless to say, I got as good as I
Contributed by Bart Leger on Feb 9, 2005
George Bernard Shaw is perhaps most renowned as a free thinker and liberal philosopher. In his last writings we read, "The science to which I pinned my faith is bankrupt. Its counsels, which should have established the millennium, led, instead, directly to the suicide of Europe. I believed them
Contributed by David Parks on Feb 25, 2005
I Sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers--and It was not there. I sought in the fertile fields and boundless forrest--in her rich mines and vast world commerce--and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Feb 28, 2005
Clenched Fist Toward God
A story I heard personally from Malcolm Muggeridge (that stirred me then and still does even yet) was his account of a conversation he had with Svetlana Stalin, the daughter of Josef Stalin. She spent some time with Muggeridge in his home in England while they were
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on May 23, 2005
Our custodians are working wonders! They are task-oriented with multiple jobs to do and are determined to finish them before the day is out. I remember seeing the expression on a custodian’s face one day when she turned on her Harley (vacuum cleaner) and couldn’t get it to work. She checked the
Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 27, 2005
ALL TRULY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE IN LIFE HAVE BEEN THOSE WHO PRIORITIZED. Furthermore, they had their priorities in order. A businessman, referring to a friend who was devoting most of his time and energy in pursuit of an insignificant matter, said, “He
STORY OF MARK TWAIN - Clarence Macartney wrote about the unbelief of Mark Twain.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) was one of our best-known American authors and humorists. His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He is best known for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 3, 2005
As Roy Lessin writes: “If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us