Friday, October 21, 2016


On one occasion Lincoln called at McClellan's home to consult him about a military matter. The general had gone to a reception.

Lincoln waited for a considerable time & finally the general returned. He walked down the hall & ascended the stairs to his bedroom, although word had been given him about his visitor.

After few minutes a second message was sent. Word came back that General McClellan had gone to bed.
Lincoln never spoke of that incident, but he did not call again on McClellan until the great crisis of September, 1862, when he went to McClellan's house & asked him to take charge of the defeated & disorganized army of the Potomac, which Lee had defeated in the second Battle of Bull Run.

When Lincoln's friends disagreed with him because of his toleration of the attitude of McClellan, Lincoln said, "Why, I would be willing to hold McClellan's horse, if only he will give victory to our army."

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Paul said: “But I put no value on my life, if only at the end of it I may see the work complete which was given to me by the Lord Jesus...”  (Acts 20:24, BBE)

“You can get almost everything accomplished if you don’t care who gets the credit.” - Ned Hay.

Thursday, October 20, 2016


A successful man was asked the secret of his accomplishments. His reply was:

"Good judgment."

"Where do you learn good judgment," he was asked.

"From experience."

"From where do you get experience?"

"From poor judgment."

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“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin L. Powell.

Pro 19:8 (GNT): “Do yourself a favor and learn all you can; then remember what you learn and you will prosper.”

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


It is not surprising to find those who walk humbly with God, humble before their fellows.

Dr. G. Scroggie says: "I stayed with Handley Moule, Bishop of Durham, at Lochlan Castle. I never saw more wonderful unselfishness & humility.

General William Booth (the founder of The Salvation Army) stayed overnight & when he got home from the meeting the Bishop put him in the easiest chair in the drawing room & knelt down & took off General Booth's shoes, carried them away & got his slippers.

And all was done so naturally - no pride, no selfishness & no desire to maintain his dignity, though he did not lose any of it by getting on his knees."

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1 Pet 5:5 (CEV): "All of you young people should obey your elders. In fact, everyone should be humble toward everyone else. The Scriptures say, 'God opposes proud people, but he helps everyone who is humble'.”

“Every Christian has a choice between being humble or being humbled." -  Charles Spurgeon.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


A decent & honest old woman, who had for more than forty years earned a livelihood by taking in washing, was asked how it was she was so well liked by those who came in contact with her.

She replied: "I make it a practice never to say in one house what I hear in another."

"Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people." (Lev19:16) 

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Pro 11:13 (GNT): “No one who gossips can be trusted with a secret, but you can put confidence in someone who is trustworthy.”

“Whoever gossips to you will gossip of you.” - Unknown Author.

Monday, October 17, 2016


A gentleman followed by a rough-looking dog got into a car in Edinburgh. The dog followed the car in the face of many obstacles.

Soon after another dog came up, bent on a quarrel; afterward, another dog more determined; then a third & a fourth. He took no notice, but continued to follow his master - only following & looking up.

What a lesson he taught us! His one object was to follow his master & this he did faithfully.

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Lord Jesus said: “If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.” (Luke 9:23 NET)

“Many times men criticize us when we actually are following the Lord. Outside praise or criticism is inconsequential; but the testimony of our quickened conscience is momentous.” - Watchman Nee.

Sunday, October 16, 2016


In May of 2012, a 32-carat Burmese ruby & diamond ring - that was part of the collection of Lily Safra (a Brazilian philanthropist), one of the richest women in the world - was sold at an auction.

The pre-auction estimate for the sale was $3 - 5 million, but the final sale price ended up at $6.7 million. It is believed to be the most expensive ruby ever sold.

As valuable as rubies are, the Bible tells us that wisdom is far better & more valuable. No earthly treasure can compare to wisdom because nothing else offers the same protection, benefits & blessings that wisdom does.

Bible says: “For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.”  (Pro 8:11)

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“Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.” - Charles Spurgeon.

Friday, October 14, 2016


The kindly clergyman, newly come to the parish, was at great pains to teach an illiterate old man, crippled with rheumatism, his letters so that he could read the Bible.

On the clergyman's return after a short absence from the parish, he met the old man's wife.
"And how is Thomas making out with reading his Bible?"

"Bless you, sir," the wife declared proudly, "he's out of the Bible and into the newspaper long ago."

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“More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.” -  Billy Sunday.

Ecc 12:13-14 (GNT): “After all this, there is only one thing to say: Have reverence for God, and obey his commands, because this is all that we were created for. God is going to judge everything we do, whether good or bad, even things done in secret.”