Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 19, 2000
A Jewish banker gives this witness of the power of God through Christ to change lives. He says, "A few years ago I was sent to a place in Puerto Rico to make some studies for the bank. It was the worst, the dirties city imaginable Two years later I returned and it was completely changed.
Contributed by John Gullick on Dec 22, 2000
Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a prisoner in Russia.
he was on a program of hard labour and slow salvation.
One day he felt like giving up.
He felt his life could not make a difference.
He sat down on a bench knowing that when he was spotted by a guard he would be ordered back to work when he
Contributed by Rob Ross on Jan 14, 2001
When Alexander the Great set out on his campaigns, he divided all his possessions among his friends. Someone said "But you are keeping nothing for yourself ." "O yes, I am." He said "I have kept my hopes." William Barclay wrote "A person can endure
Contributed by Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Wayne Hilliker tells this true story about the Jewish women in concentration camps during the Second World War having to work to build roads: their wheelbarrows were their aprons; their shovels were their fingernails; on cardboard shoes they went out on frozen ground and worked all day; only
Contributed by Norman Lawrence on Mar 25, 2001
Among the prisoners in Kushner’s POW camp was a tough young marine, 24 years old, who had already survived two years of prison-camp life in relatively good health. Part of the reason for this was the camp commander had promised to release the man if he cooperated. Since this had been done before
Contributed by Bruce Emmert on May 7, 2001
On a scale of 1 to 10, how optimistic are you about your future? In that great mid-life crisis movie, City Slickers, Billy Crystal’s character Mitch attends career day at his son’s grade school. Mitch is anything but optimistic. His son had told everyone that his dad was a submarine captain, but
Contributed by Brian Mavis on May 10, 2001
"The Christian hope is the hope which has seen everything and endured everything, and has still not despaired, because it believes in God. The Christian hope is not hope in the human spirit, in human goodness, in human endurance, in human achievement; the
From the book: Stories for the Heart (p. 246, Catherine Marshall)
There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between
WHEN THINKING ABOUT THE CONCEPT OF WAR, CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ, IN HIS EPIC BOOK "ON WAR" WROTE, "WAR…IS AN ACT OF VIOLENCE
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 16, 2001
G. Dr. Robert Page- World peace will come only when all mankind turns wholeheartedly to God in complete humility and voluntary unconditional
Contributed by Ian Biss on Oct 16, 2001
Illustration of woman on phone. The telephone rings, and the young mother answers. "Honey, it’s mom. I called because I know that you’re busy with the three children, and I want to give you some help. I’m going to stop by to clean the house, take care of the baby, and prepare dinner for when the
Contributed by Michael Elmore on Nov 29, 2001
Peace is easy to spot; you can find it. When Quakers broke the food blockade on Germany and Austria after World War I they were not motivated by emotional love toward individual Germans, but were motivated by a higher call, the call to peace. And in fact, they seem to have been correct. Because
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
BITTER OR BETTER
Dr. Jim Moore, pastor of St. Luke’s UMC in Houston wrote a book entitled "You Can Grow Bitter or You Can Grow Better". He writes that he got the idea for the title from a young woman who once came to him in a most tragic moment in her life.
She had tears in her eyes and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
Dan Rather: Coming home 9/11, I Read the Bible.
The CBS anchor talks to Texas Monthly magazine about
covering the terror attacks:
That first day, I got home at five-fifteen in the morning.
I know from past experience that you can’t just have a
glass of milk
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jan 21, 2002
EVERYTHING I NEED
“I have everything I need for joy!” Robert Reed said.
His hands are twisted and his feet are useless. He can’t bathe himself. He can’t feed himself. He can’t brush his teeth, comb his hair, or put on his underwear. Strips of Velcro hold his shirts together. His speech
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jan 28, 2002
A legend from India tells about a mouse that was terrified of cats until a magician agreed to transform him into a cat. That resolved his fear…until he met a dog, so the magician changed him into a dog. The mouse-turned-cat-turned-dog was content until he met a tiger-so, once again; the magician
I recently heard about a doctor who seemed to have had a huge amount of success as a GP. Whilst he only had a small number of patients on his books, they all stayed in remarkable health. A journalist heard about this doctor, and decided to pay him a visit.
Now this journalist, a man by the name of
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Feb 11, 2002
SOWING SEEDS OF PEACE
In Europe, 1934, Hitler’s plague of anti-Semitism was infecting a continent. Some would escape it. Some would die from it. But eleven-year-old Heinz would learn from it. He would learn the power of sowing seeds of peace.
Heinz was a Jew. The Bavarian village of
IT IS WELL
“H. G. Spafford was a businessman in Chicago. He was a dedicated Christian. [There were times in his life when the wisdom he followed was earthly, unspiritual, and subject to the enemy’s schemes]. He had some serious financial reversals, and during the time of readjustment, he lost