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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God Knows Best

A little girl watched with envy as her older brother and his friends worked a gumball machine outside the local hardware store. When she asked her brother for a gumball, he told her he didn’t have any more quarters for the machine and she would have to use her own allowance for such treats. When her father arrived at home …

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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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Dr. AB Simpson

Dr. AB Simpson, a New York preacher, was plagued by poor health. Two nervous breakdowns and a heart condition led a well-known New York physician to tell him – at the age of thirty eight – that he would never live to be forty. The physician’s diagnosis was no surprise to Simpson. Preaching was agonizing for him; even climbing a …

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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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Resurrection Power

Over the past several years movies dramatizing Biblical events have been produced by both Hollywood and television studios. Exodus: Gods and Kings, Noah, Son of God, and AD: The Bible Continues are just a few. There have been a number of Christian-themed movies produced recently as well. Hollywood has finally become wise to the huge population of movie-goers who desire …

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