Bruce Ball tells an old story that took place in a western town in the late 1800’s. A horse was spooked and then bolted, running away uncontrollably with a small boy in the bed of the wagon. Seeing the child was in grave danger, a young man risked his life to catch the horse and stop the wagon, thus saving the boy’s life. Continue reading
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Joseph Bayly was a 20th-century author and publisher who wrote a book entitled, The View From A Hearse. Having suffered the loss of 3 of his 7 children at a young age, he wrote it to help people deal with the pain of death.
In the book, Bayly relates an exchange with a woman whose small son was dying. Continue reading
“I feel that God’s is leading me in this direction.”
“I don’t believe that God will condemn that.”
“I know God has led me here.”
“I feel God wants this for my life.”
“I know God wants me to be happy.”
All of these statements have one thing in common. Continue reading
Yesterday was a wonderful day even though it was rainy and cloudy in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
At the invitation of Andy Mitchell, I accompanied him and his friend and new convert, Keith, to the Carolina Preachers Study in Ashville. My friend Joe Greer and his son-in-law, Ben Walker organized the study with over 20 preachers attending. The theme was based on the book of Jeremiah.
It was a time of pleasant association and edifying study. We were encouraged on several levels to learn personal lessons of persistence, dedication, and determination from this great prophet of God. Continue reading
Confederate General Robert E. Lee was once asked what he thought of a fellow officer–one who had made some mean-spirited remarks about him.
Lee thought for a moment, then rated him as being very satisfactory.
The person who asked the question seemed troubled. “But General, I guess you don’t know what he’s been saying about you.” Continue reading
Yesterday comedian Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for his conviction on sexual assault.
Cosby’s sentencing is the culmination of several years of rumors. Accusations. Denials. Conviction in a civil suit. A hung jury in a criminal trial. And finally a retrial in April.
More than 60 women told similar stories of being drugged and sexually assaulted by the man who was affectionately dubbed as “America’s Dad.” Continue reading
Four preachers were discussing the merits of various translations of the Bible.
One preferred the New American Standard version because he believed it was more literal and comes nearer to the original Hebrew and Greek.
The second preacher favored the New King James Version since it was updated from the King James he grew up with and retained the beauty of the language.
The third preacher thought the English Standard Version was the better choice for modern readers.
When the fourth preacher was asked his opinion, he replied, “I like my mother’s translation best.” Continue reading