KEEP IN TOUCH

“Sometimes I don’t think I ‘m a Christian,” said a boy one day.  “I don’t seem to have the same interest that I had when I joined the church. It isn’t easy for me to remember God.”   “What about the time your father was away from home so long?  Was it hard for you to […]

Devotional: TALE OF TWO PLAYERS

The football game between Army and tiny Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, November 9, 1912 was a classic. Carlisle’s classes only went to the twelfth grade, but many of their Indian students were in their twenties. The football players were too rough for high school games, so they played major colleges. Before the November 9 […]

Devotional: HOLD ONTO YOUR FORK

I want to tell you a true story of an old friend, Glen Wheeler. In 1963, his wife, Evelyn had open heart surgery. For 18 years she was kept alive by a Starr-Edward artificial heart valve. During those difficult years of ill health, Glen and Evelyn frequently quoted this phrase in Robert Browning’s poem, “Grow […]

Devotional: INTERFERENCE

Let us suppose that we are watching a hockey game and a giant comes along and asks what the struggle is all about. We tell this giant that the object is to get that little black puck into the net at either end. So, the giant thinking to please us, walks on the field, knocks […]

Devotional: WHO IS THE GREATEST?

During the American Civil War, General George B. McClellan was put in charge of the great Army of the Potomac, mainly because public opinion was on his side. He fancied himself to be a great military leader and enjoyed hearing the people call him “a young Napoleon.” However, his performance was less than sensational. President […]

Devotional: GOD DID

When our son, Dan, was just a young boy, his mother took him to the store to buy a bathing suit. The suit was purchased and when they got home, Jo noticed a tear in the cloth of the swimming suit. She was upset because she didn’t have time to return the suit nor to […]