A Matter of Perspective

Bernard Gilpin was accused of heresy before Bishop Bonner, and shortly thereafter was sent to London for trial. Gilpin’s favorite saying was, “All things are for the best.” He set out on his journey with that attitude, but on his way fell from his horse and broke his leg. “Is all for the best now?” a scorner said, mocking Gilpin …

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Let God Steer Us

Admiral Sir Thomas Williams was in command of a ship that routinely crossed the Atlantic. His course brought him in sight of Ascension Island, which was uninhabited most of the time. The island was visited only once a year for the purpose of collecting turtles. The island was barely visible on the horizon during one crossing, when Sir Thomas felt …

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4 Percent of a Day

A pastor’s wife was amazed when she heard a person say, “One hour is only 4 percent of a day.” She had not thought about time in this way. Sensing the need for more prayer time in her life, she thought surely she could give God at least 4 percent of her time. She determined to try it. Rather than …

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A Matter of Prayer

In He Still Move Stones, Max Lucado writes: “What matters to you matters to God. You probably think that’s true when it comes to the big stuff. When it comes to the major-league difficulties like death, disease, sin, and disaster – you know that God cares. But what about the smaller things? What about grouchy bosses or flat tires or …

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The Missing Man Table

The Missing Man Table, also known as the Fallen Comrade Table, is a semi-official place of honor in dining facilities of the US armed forces in memory of fallen, missing in action, or prisoner of war military service-members. Today we use this table to represent our fallen service men and women this Memorial Day. On this day we remember, but …

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Toy Soldier Poem

Remember the fallen Remember the lost Remember the families Who paid the cost Remember those serving Today as we speak They are the strong, the brave, Never the weak Please take a soldier With you as you go Place him in a place You will see and know So that you will be reminded To pray for all who will …

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