This morning when I turned on my computer, this random screen saver appeared, pictured above. The caption reads: “You’re looking at a spiral galaxy containing upwards of 400 billion stars and 100 billion planets. Ahhh….”
Immediately my mind went to one of the great verses of the Bible, Psalm 19:1-2. “The heavens declare the glory of God, And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.” Continue reading
“Flashy displays of wealth do not impress me,” wrote Lauren Lyons Cole in a recent article for Business Insider
Cole is a New York City financial planner who has worked with everyone from Wall Street professionals to lawyers to social workers. She said, “I get to see behind the curtain of people’s finances all the time,”
During her ten-year career Cole says, “I’ve realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money:” Continue reading
I recently read a story about Charles Spurgeon, the 19th-century British evangelist, who was conducting a boys Bible class on the book of Daniel.
One of the boys was asked to read some verses aloud, and he came to the passage in Daniel 6:3 which reads “…Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him.” Continue reading
A little boy, Jason, wanted a watch for his birthday. As kids do, he began hinting about it to his parents. At first, they ignored it.
Then Jason began to pick up the pace, talking about how much he wanted a watch. “We’ll see,” they said.
Not sure if they got the point, he began talking about watches every time he could work in the conversation. Finally, in exasperation, his Dad said, “Jason, if you don’t be quiet about this watch, you won’t get anything for your birthday.” Continue reading
Leonard Ravenhill tells the story about a group of tourists visiting a picturesque village in Europe. As the tour guide was relating the history of the village a tourist saw an old man sitting on a bench.
In a rather patronizing way, the tourist asked the old gentleman, “Were any great men born in this village?” Continue reading
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”
These words are the familiar opening lines of Elisabeth Barrett Browning’s famous 43rd sonnet. What may not be as familiar to most people is Browning’s background.
She was a frail, sick woman who was dominated by a possessive father. She spent most of her time alone in an upstairs room medicated by opium. Elisabeth’s one outlet, producing joy, was her poetry. Continue reading
“Instant obedience is the only kind of obedience there is; delayed obedience is disobedience,” wrote Thomas ‘a Kempis, the 15th century Scribe noted for his famous work The Imitation of Christ.
Oswald Chambers expressed it this way. “One step forward in obedience is worth years of study about it.” Continue reading