I love this anonymous quote: ”Little faith will bring your soul to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to your soul."  

George Muller once wrote, "Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man's power ends."  

 

J. G. Machen once said, "The more we know of God, the more unreservedly we will trust him; the greater our progress in theology, the simpler and more childlike will be our faith."  

 

Monica Dickens, in her book, “Miracles of Courage” tells the story of David, who is a 2-year old with leukemia.  

Brett Blair reminds us that faith understands that God intervenes in the natural course of events; on the other hand, if the natural course of events should happen to answer prayer — that which we call a coincidence — faith still believes God is present. 

Over in Burma/Myanmar a few centuries ago, Adoniram Judson, an early Baptist missionary, was lying in a foul jail with 32 pounds of chains on his ankles, his feet bound to a bamboo pole. 

 

I grew up on Aesop's fables.  Lots of great wisdom in each of his writings.  One memorable  quote - "Please all and you please none."  Something very interesting to keep in mind. Wishing you much love and much light.

A radio news series about honesty in America talked about excuses. The commentator said that people use three types of excuses when guilty of wrongdoing. The first is outright denial  a rejection of any involvement. Sometimes this is done even though the person is obviously guilty. The secon…

Lawyer and statesman Daniel Webster was a powerful orator who gave early evidence of his quick mind and way with words. One day Webster's father, who was to be absent from home, left Daniel and his brother Ezekiel specific work instructions. But on his return he found the task still undone, …

Have you heard these statistics? Children who see physical violence between their parents are six times more likely to abuse their own spouses after they marry. If those children were also hit by their parents as teenagers, they are 12 times more likely to abuse their spouses. Keep those rea…

Bruce Larson tells the story about when he was a young boy. "I attended church every Sunday at a big Gothic Presbyterian bastion in Chicago. The preaching was powerful and the music was great. But for me, the most awesome moment in the morning service was the offertory, when twelve solemn, f…

Have you ever heard the story about how the communist government in China commissioned an author to write a biography of Hudson Taylor with the purpose of distorting the facts and presenting him in a bad light? They wanted to discredit the name of this famous missionary to China. As the auth…

Once President Calvin Coolidge invited some friends from Vermont to dine at the White House. They were worried about their table manners, so they decided to do everything their host did. All went well until coffee was served. Coolidge poured his into the saucer. The guests did the same. The …

I was once told, "I would not give much for your religion unless it can be seen. Lamps do not talk, but they do shine." Isn't that correct? I hope your faith shines like a bright lamp. It needs to. Wishing you much love and much light.

A brief, simple, but expressive eulogy was pronounce by Martin Luther upon a pastor at Zwickau in 1522 named Nicholas Haussmann. "What we preach, he lived," said the great reformer. I hope that can be said of you and me. Wishing you much love and much light.

Bill Hybels tells a story in Leadership Magazine. It tells us how a leader should act. One evening I stopped by the church just to encourage those who were there rehearsing for the spring musical. I didn't intent to stay long, so I parked my car next to the entrance. After a few minutes, I r…

Charles Spurgeon once said, "A man’s life is always more forcible than his speech. When men take stock of him they reckon his deeds as dollars and his words as pennies. If his life and doctrine disagree the mass of onlookers accept his practice and reject his preaching." This is true for all…

On Jan 25, 1990, Avianca Flight 52 from Colombia crashed just 15 miles short of New York's Kennedy International Airport, killing 73 passengers. Reason: The plane just ran out of gas.

Alexander Woollcott once said: In matters of speech, it's not elegance that interest me but exactness. Precision. Surgical precision.

Nigel Wright, in his book 'The Satan Syndrome,' reminds us that there is a fundamental sense in which evil is not something that can be made sense of. The essence of evil is that it is something which is absurd, bizarre and irrational. It is the nature of evil to be inexplicable, an enigma a…

Nineteenth century Scottish preacher Horatius Bonar asked 253 Christian friends at what ages they were converted. Here's what he discovered:

Years ago, George Gallup, Jr., reported seven needs of the average American:

Pollsters report that 72 percent of Americans don't know their next-door neighbors. Do you know your neighbor? I hope so.

Have you heard the story about the young American engineer who was sent to Ireland by his company to work in a new electronics plant? It was a two-year assignment that he had accepted because it would enable him to earn enough to marry his long-time girlfriend. She had a job near her home in…

As we move towards Lent, remember this poem written anonymously:

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