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
Have you heard the one about the kindergarten Bible class teacher who was teaching her children about the Golden Rule?
To illustrate the importance of helping and serving others she told the parable of the Good Samaritan. She pointed out that he was good because he served the need of someone who was hurting and desperately needed his help.
The teacher concluded by saying, “Remember, children we are here to serve others.” Continue reading
A father asked his Son, “If three frogs were sitting on a limb that hung over a pond, and one frog decided to jump how many frogs would be left?”
The little boy grinned and said, “That’s easy, Dad. Two.” Continue reading
This morning I’m crossing the border back into the USA to fly into Louisville, and speak for the Charlestown Road Church in New Albany, Indiana, tonight.
Their summer series theme is “Victory in Christ.” My assigned topic is “Helping Those Who Have Fallen.” As I was developing the lesson this passage came to my mind in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10.
“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.”
Several years ago the Smithsonian Magazine ran an article about the German-born mathematical and electrical engineering genius, Charles Steinmetz.
The author related a story that Henry Ford once called Steinmetz to his plant to solve a generator problem that his engineers couldn’t fix. Steinmetz rejected all assistance asked for a notebook, pencil, and a cot. For two straight days and nights, he listened to the generator and scribbled computations on a notepad. Continue reading
Yesterday was the funeral service for the two slain Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies-Noel Ramirez and Taylor Lindsey. It was held in the Bell Middle/High School auditorium. The two were ambushed while eating lunch at a local restaurant in Trenton, Florida last Thursday.
Governor Rick Scott attended and spoke at the funeral expressing his condolences. Law enforcement representatives came from all 67 counties in Florida. There were also representatives from across the country including officers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Some Canadian officers even attended to pay their respects. Continue reading
The late Celestine Sibley was an American author and journalist who wrote a regular column for the Atlanta Constitution for many years. She also wrote 25 books including the award-winning, Children, My Children.
Sibley tells about once taking her three children to a diner for breakfast one morning. It was crowded and they had to take separate seats at the counter. Eight-year-old Mary was seated at the far end of the counter and when her food was served she called down to her mother in a loud voice, “Mother, don’t people say grace in this place?” Continue reading