April 12th, 2017 12:39 pm

I recently started a new job in a small office where four of us share a fridge. In that fridge is a Brita water filter pitcher. One of my coworkers complained the water tasted "dirty". It went on for a few days, and she was stunned I could drink the water without any trouble. I started to doubt my taste buds, but the water really tasted fine. Finally, she figured out the problem was actually her cup. She simply forgot to clean it, and after a while it started to affect the water inside it. She c...

April 11th, 2017 11:32 am

A young man who had been raised as an atheist was training to be an Olympic diver. The only religious influence in his life came from his outspoken Christian friend. The young diver never really paid much attention to his friend’s sermons, but he heard them often. One night the diver went to the indoor pool at the college he attended. The lights were all off, but as the pool had big skylights and the moon was bright, there was plenty of light to practice by. The young man climbed up to the hig...

April 10th, 2017 12:09 pm

I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth
and spoke the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we ow...

April 9th, 2017 12:51 pm

When they asked Abbot Antonio if the path of sacrifice led to heaven, he answered: "There are two paths of sacrifice. The first is taken by the man who mortifies the flesh and does penance because he believes that we are condemned. The man who follows this path feels guilty and judges himself unworthy of living happily. The second path is taken by the man who, even though he knows that the world is not as perfect as we would like, prays, does penance and offers up his time and toil to improve th...

April 8th, 2017 12:45 pm

"Most Christians expect little from God, ask little, and therefore receive little and are content with little." -A. W. Pink

As I shared with you from Genesis 18:14 only yesterday, all things are possible with God; but if this be the case, why are we sometimes fearful of asking and doubtful of receiving from Him? Is it not often because of our own evil intentions?

Today, what came to mind as I reflected on the theme of asking of God was something I read sometime back from 2 Kings 13:14-...

April 7th, 2017 12:52 pm

Back in the 50s there was a well known radio host cum comedian cum songwriter in Hollywood named Stuart Hamblin who was noted for his drinking, womanizing, partying, etc. One of his bigger hits at the time was "I won't go hunting with you Jake, but I'll go chasing women." One day, along came a young preacher holding a tent revival. Hamblin had him on his radio show presumably to poke fun at him. In order to gather more material for his show, Hamblin showed up at one of the revival meetings. Earl...

April 6th, 2017 12:00 pm

To live as gently as I can;
To be, no matter where, a man;
To take what comes of good or ill
And cling to faith and honour still;
To do my best, and let that stand
The record of my brain and hand;
And then, should failure come to me,
Still work and hope for victory.

To have no secret place wherein
I stoop unseen to shame or sin;
To be the same when I'm alone
As when my every deed is known;
To live undaunted, unafraid
Of any step that I have made;
To be without pret...

April 5th, 2017 12:11 pm

A man knocked on his friend’s door to ask him a favour: “I want you to lend me four thousand dinars because I have a debt to pay. Can you do that for me?” The friend asked his wife to gather together everything they had of value, but even so it was not enough. They had to go out and borrow money from the neighbours until they managed to get the full amount. When the man left, the woman noticed that her husband was crying. “Why are you sad? Now that we’ve got ourselves in debt with our...

April 4th, 2017 2:25 pm

Old age, I decided, is a gift. I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body - the wrinkles, the baggy eyes and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror, but I don't agonize over those things for long. I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family, for less grey hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myse...

April 4th, 2017 2:25 pm

"We don't want to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it." -Donald Horban

Take a look around your home - your wardrobe, your garage, and especially your storeroom, if you have one; I specifically mention "storeroom" because, amazingly, you sometimes find that certain people have much more wasting away in their storerooms than others have as all their life's possessions put together! But the question is: After h...

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