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OUR TRUE COUNTRY
April 20th, 2018 2:18 pm
The Christian says, 'Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists.' A baby feels hunger; well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim; well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire; well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that t...
LOOKING PAST GOD
April 19th, 2018 2:00 pm
The radio comedian, Fred Allen, was noted for his off-the-cuff witticisms. Once, he appeared on The Tonight Show hosted by Jack Paar, who idolised him. Paar gushed, "You are my God!" Allen responded, "Five thousand churches in New York and you have to be an atheist!" -Author Unknown 
 
Do we glorify the creation over the creator? Do we set aside a product's manual and decide to put it to uses other than that for which it was made? There are so many things, today, that have become gods to...
BEING ORIGINAL
April 18th, 2018 4:47 pm
New Orleans native, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, after whom an airport is named, was asked if it bothered him that so many musicians copied his style. "Not really," he said. "A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa, but people still line up to see the original." -Author Unknown 
 
Says an anonymous author, "Being the best is great - you're the number one. Being unique is greater, you're the only one." Imagine that! I mean, the fact that there is no one else who is exactly like you in terms of appea...
MOVING THE WORLD
April 17th, 2018 1:24 pm
When Archimedes was demonstrating the use of his new invention called the lever, someone asked how much one could move with such a contraption. He answered, "Give me a place to stand and I will move the world." -Author Unknown 
 
"A Place to Stand" is the title of a brilliant book on the Christian faith written by J. B. Phillips. That gets me thinking, just how much can we move with our faith? I mean, the Bible does say in Matthew 17:20, "I assure you that if you have faith as big as a m...
WHAT YOU ARE HERE FOR
April 16th, 2018 1:20 pm
During the 1957 World Series between the Milwaukee Braves and the New York Yankees, slugger, Hank Aaron, came up to bat. Yogi Berra, the Yankee catcher, noticed he was holding the bat wrongly. "Turn it around," he told Aaron, "so you can read the trademark." Hank never looked back, but said, "Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit." And brother, did he hit! -Author Unknown 
 
"What exactly am I here for?" Is that a question you put to yourself from time to time? Like in an exam...
LIVING EXTRAORDINARILY FOR THE KING
April 15th, 2018 12:13 pm

Konrad Adenauer, chancellor of West Germany when he was in his 90s, was being examined by his doctor. "I'm not a magician," the medical man said. "I cannot make you younger." "I haven't asked you to," said the chancellor. "All I want is to go on getting older." -Author Unknown

As I made my way from church this morning, I met an elderly friend whom I'm always encouraging to make her way to God's House and share with the faithful - to go to her church, every now and then, at least, knowing how m...

BLIND CRITICISM
April 14th, 2018 10:40 am
Once a script for a proposed show was returned to Allen from his bosses at the network. Blue pencil notes were everywhere, with suggestions to delete this and change that. Allen looked at it and said, "Where were you fellows when the paper was blank?" -Author Unknown 
 
If there is one thing going almost every human being is good at, it would be criticism. It seems to be a part of our social DNA, passed on from generation to generation. Some have even gained expertise in this field - they...
BUILDING A HOME
April 13th, 2018 1:08 pm
When Bob Dole was serving in the U.S. Senate and his wife, Elizabeth, headed the Department of Transportation in the Reagan administration, all the magazines ran articles about this powerful Washington couple. A photo accompanying an article showed them making up the bed in the morning before heading to their respective jobs. Some man wrote Senator Dole to complain. "You've got to stop doing the work around the house. You're causing problems for men across the country." Bob Dole wrote back, "You...
CHALLENGING GOD
April 12th, 2018 1:57 pm
God was once approached by a scientist who said, “Listen, God. We’ve decided we don’t need you anymore. These days we can clone people, transplant organs and do all sorts of things that used to be considered miraculous.” God replied, “You don’t need me, huh? How about we put your theory to the test? Why don’t we hold a competition to see who can make a human being, say, a male human being?” The scientist agreed, so God determined that they should do it like He did in the good old...
VAINGLORY
April 11th, 2018 2:14 pm
On the evening of July 20, 1969, people across the world were huddled around black and white TV sets, breathless as they watched a grainy image. Those who didn’t have TV sets had gone to the homes of neighbours who did. No one wanted to miss what was being shown on the screen. The air was thick with excitement and nervous tension. At four minutes to eleven, a white-suited Neil Armstrong stepped from his spacecraft onto the surface of the moon, uttering the immortal words, “That’s one small...
 
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