Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 11, 2000
Dr. William Sloan Coffin of New York’s Riverside Church said this in the April 20,1984 Lutheran Standard after the death of his son, Alex."The night after Alex died, I was sitting in the living room of my sister’s house outside of Boston, when a middle-aged lady came in, shook her head when she saw
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
What is God like? This is a question, which has exercised the minds of mankind. It reminds me of the story of the little girl who was in deep concentration over her drawing. Her mother asked her what she was drawing and received the curt reply, “God.” Her mother
Contributed by Bruce Goettsche on Oct 18, 2000
Listen to St. Augustine’s declaration about God,
You are ever active, yet always at rest. You gather all things to yourself, though you suffer no need. . . . You grieve for wrong, but suffer no pain. You can be angry and yet serene. Your works are varied, but your purpose is one and the same. .
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Feb 2, 2001
We talk about forgiveness a lot. But we know very little of it. We have heard the offer so often that we have lost the wonder of it. German scholar Helmut Thielicke said, "It can be the death of
Contributed by Bob Aubuchon on Mar 2, 2001
Martin Niemoeller, a German pastor imprisoned for opposing the Nazis, illustrated the gravity of remaining silent: "In Germany, the first came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 13, 2001
Tony Crawford was a police officer in the Dallas Police Department. He was shot by two teenagers & was left paralyzed from the waist down. Finally, the trials were completed, & the last assailant was found guilty & sent to prison.
But there was a really tender scene pictured in the newspaper
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Mar 15, 2001
The story is told that after Helen Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, had given her the names of physical objects in sign language, Miss Sullivan attempted to explain God and tapped out the symbols for the name "God." Much to Miss Sullivan’s surprise, Helen spelled back, "Thank you for telling me
Contributed by Joel Pankow on May 3, 2001
Jackie Chan movie. This man is very innovative in the way that he makes fight scenes. Instead of just using normal karate chops and the like, he will use common every day items and create unbelievable fight scenes with them. In one scene, he fights off dozens of men with a common every day step
Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 9, 2001
Have you ever been in a service where the music and the message were so powerful, so uplifting that you sensed the glory of His presence? A.H. Ackley wrote about it once:
In my failure, sin, and sorrow, brokenhearted,
crushed and torn,
I have felt His presence near me, He has all
Contributed by Brian Mavis on May 10, 2001
Sin is like quicksand: Your own efforts only make you sink deeper. Only an outside hand can
Contributed by Mary Lewis on May 11, 2001
Jeannette George tells a story about an experience she had on a short flight from Tucson to Phoenix. Across the aisle from her sat a young woman and her baby, both dressed in white pinafores. The baby had a little pink bow where there would eventually be hair. The mother was smiling, as the baby
Contributed by Tom Dooley on May 11, 2001
Last year about this time our Tennessee Titans were involved in a heart wrenching defeat in the Super Bowl. All season they had fought back from deficits to win and it appeared as though they were going to pull off another comeback victory over the Rams. Unfortunately they came up about a yard
Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 22, 2001
There was a certain old recluse who lived deep in the mountains of Colorado. When he died, distant relatives came from the city to collect his valuables. Upon arriving, all they saw was an old shack with an outhouse beside it. Inside the shack, next to the rock fireplace, was an old cooking pot and
Contributed by Kenneth Roberts on May 24, 2001
Here’s a list of all variations of the "God Speaks" billboards that appeared in the Metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth area. The billboards are a simple black background with white text. No fine print or sponsoring organization is included. The sponsorship for these “God Speaks” billboards is
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 11, 2002
British General James Oglethorpe, founder of the colony of Georgia, bluntly told John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church, "Preacher, I never
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jul 11, 2002
In their devotional guide, Experiencing God Day-By-Day, Henry and Richard Blackaby ask the question, “Are you satisfied with merely knowing the acts of God or do you also want to know His ways? This is a question that requires an answer and the
Contributed by Mike Leiter on Jul 14, 2002
There are some truths we need to be reminded of concerning our God. God’s desire is to P.R.O.T.E.C.T. you!
1. God is Powerful.
2. God is Righteous.
3. God is Omnipresent.
4. God is Trustworthy.
5. God is
Contributed by Steve Malone on Jul 23, 2002
Astronaut James Erwin is one of but a few men to walk on the moon. As he stood upon the lunar landscape and looked up at the earth, he prayed for the first time in his life. He thought about the strife among nations, poverty, hunger, and rampant evil; and he thought to himself: "What is more
Contributed by John Hamby on Aug 6, 2002
YOU CAN'T OR YOU WON'T?
Ray Stedman tells the story of one man’s explanation for his lack of forgiveness:
He said, “A man once said to me, ‘I know I’m a Christian, but someone once did an awful thing to me – something I just can’t forget or forgive.’
I replied, ‘Are you sure you
Contributed by Ruben Rivis on Aug 12, 2002
Mother Superior the religious leader in “The Sound of Music”, asked her young Nun – Maria von Trapp, “What is the most important lesson you have learned here?” Maria von Trapp answered, “To find the will of God and to do it!”
Like Maria, every Christian