Contributed on Apr 16, 2020
If you want to keep from slipping into ruin, depend on the Lord and then keep depending on the Lord; but if you’re already on the slippery slope to ruin, repent; turn from your sin back to God, and let Him bring you back to the top again.
About this time four years ago (Spring 2016), 23 total strangers bid farewell to the modern world as we know it. They took their hunting equipment, along with their wiles, into the remote Scottish Highlands with the aim of creating a new community from scratch. It was a new reality show on ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2020
If you want to grow in difficult times, get to know God, obey God, and cry out to God if you must; but no matter what, learn and grow from God’s discipline.
Richard Lee had been the lone police officer in the small town of Croydon, New Hampshire for 20 years. So, two months ago (February 2020), when the local board decided to outsource their law enforcement needs to the state police, Lee walked out, disgusted. He also walked out in his underwear. The ...read more
Contributed on Apr 29, 2020
In these troubling times, don’t compromise in your commitment to the Lord; but if you have, cry out to the Lord and count on your Sovereign Savior.
On August 10, 1948, Allen Funt debuted a hidden-camera reality TV show called Candid Camera, which became wildly popular for many years. The genius of the show is that it caught people in the act of being themselves. It produced lots of laughs, but it also offered a fascinating look into human ...read more
Contributed on May 7, 2020
If you want God to use you to restore your broken world, proclaim His Word, provoke trust in that Word, and praise the Lord.
One Sunday, a couple of years ago (2018), Ben and Jackee Belnap noticed an important envelope containing $1,060 mysteriously missing. For the previous year, University of Utah football fans had been saving money to pay back Ben's parents for season tickets, and that money was in the ...read more
Contributed on May 14, 2020
Depend on the Lord, dare to serve Him, and do what you can if you want God to turn your disadvantage into an advantage.
In 1960, Bennett Cerf, founder of Random House publishers, bet Theodore Giesel $50 that he would not be able to write an entertaining children’s book using only 50 different words. Theodore Giesel, better known as Dr. Seuss, took the bet and won, with his little book, Green Eggs and Ham. Since ...read more
Contributed on May 21, 2020
Believe God and face adversity with courage, face the adversary with confidence, and face achievement without conceit.
In our day, when a lot of people are worried about staying safe, Mark Moring from Elburn, Illinois, has some suggestions: 1st, Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20 percent of all fatal accidents. 2nd, Do not stay home because 17 percent of all accidents occur in the ...read more
Contributed on May 28, 2020
Don’t let anger drive you, and don’t let anger destroy you. Instead, trust God to deal appropriately with those who hurt you.
One morning Ralph woke up at five o'clock to a noise that sounded like someone repairing boilers on his roof. Still in his pajamas, he went into the back yard to investigate. He found a woodpecker on the TV antenna, “pounding its little brains out on the metal pole.” Angry at the little ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2020
In these days of turmoil, rely on God’s grace to save you despite your sin, to use you despite your status, and to give you victory despite your stupidity.
Several years ago (2011) Chevrolet produced a Superbowl commercial which featured a Silverado pick-up truck, acting like a modern-day Lassie. It repeatedly rescued a young boy named Tommy from various disasters. Take a look… (show Chevy Silverado Superbowl Commercial 2011; www.youtube.com/ ...read more
Contributed on Jun 18, 2020
If you want to save yourself and lead others to safety, commit yourself totally to the Lord, and don’t compromise on that commitment. But if you have, cry out to the Lord, who can still save you and use you for His glory.
In her book, Unthinkable, Amanda Ripley investigated why some people survive disasters and others don't. She examined fires, floods, hurricanes, and airplane crashes. She interviewed dozens of survivors and discovered three phases on the journey from danger to safety: denial, deliberation and ...read more
Contributed on Jun 25, 2020
In these dark and foggy times, submit to God’s authority first in your home, then in the household of God, then in the community at large.
There is an old story about a captain on a ship, who looked into the dark night and saw faint lights in the distance. Immediately he told his signalman to send a message: “Alter your course 10 degrees south.” Promptly a return message was received: “Alter your course 10 degrees north.” The captain ...read more
Contributed on Jul 2, 2020
In these dark and crazy days, turn from the little sins before they become big problems; turn to the Lord; and trust Him to work out His plan.
In late January this year (2020), the San Miguel Sherrif’s department in Colorado issued a confusing tweet on their Twitter account: “Large boulder the size of a small boulder is completely blocking east-bound lane Highway 145 at Silverpick Rd. Please use caution and watch for emergency vehicles ...read more