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Faith Grows Strong With Exercise

Faith Grows Strong With Exercise

Faith is idle when circumstances are right, only when they are adverse is one’s faith in God exercised. Faith, like muscle, grows strong & supple with exercise. An old Scotsman operated a little rowboat for transporting passengers. One day a passenger noticed that the good old man had carved on one oar the word “Faith,” […]

Pray as if Everything Depends on Prayer

Pray as if Everything Depends on Prayer

The missionaries at a certain Chinese mission were ordered by the British legation to leave Sanyuan because of the dangers from conflicting soldiery. “Carts were ordered, & all was ready to start the next day. Then it came over the missionaries that it would be dishonoring God to go to a place of safety, leaving […]

You Never Loose by Giving

You Never Loose by Giving

The old German shoemaker had just sent his boy with a basket of garden stuff and fresh bread to a poor widow. He worked hard at his trade and cultivated his little garden patch, yet nothing was more common in his life than some such deed as this. “How can you afford to give so […]

When the Storms of Life Are Raging

When the Storms of Life Are Raging

A maker of violins searched all his life for wood that would serve for making violins with a certain beautiful and haunting resonance. At last he succeeded when he came into possession of wood gathered from the timberline, the last stand of the trees of the Rockies, 12,000 feet above sea level. Up there where […]

The Transforming Power of the Bible

The Transforming Power of the Bible

When William IV of England died, there was a young girl spending the night at the palace. They awakened her and told her that she was now the Queen of England. As soon as she heard the news she dropped on her knees and asked the Heavenly Father to help and guide her through all […]

Little Things, Big Impact

Little Things, Big Impact

A ship once wrecked on the Irish coast. The captain was a careful one. Nor had the weather been of so severe a kind to explain the wide distance the ship had swerved from her course. The ship went down, but so much interest was attached to the disaster that a diver was sent down. […]

Take Pleasure in God’s Gifts

Take Pleasure in God’s Gifts

Take pleasure in the gifts God has given to you this day. And let His glory shine through you. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 Eric Liddell was an Olympic runner from Britain who won a gold […]

The Success of J.C. Penney

The Success of J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney is a name synonymous with department store. He first launched his chain of “The Golden Rule” stores in 1907. In 1910 his first wife died. Three years later, he incorporated as the J.C. Penney company. In 1923 his second wife died giving birth to his son. In 1929 the stock market crashed and […]

Putting God First

Putting God First

Robert G. LeTourneau writes: “Our young people had been going regularly to a mission to hold a Gospel service, and I had been going with them. One night I had some special work to do. I was operating a small factory at the time, and machinery had to be built the next day for which […]

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