Saturday, June 28, 2014


Several years ago an eastern paper reported this story:

One evening a woman was driving home when she noticed a huge truck behind her that was driving uncomfortably close. She stepped on the gas to gain some distance from the truck, but when she sped up, the truck did too. The faster she drove, the faster the truck did.

Now scared, she exited the freeway. But the truck stayed with her. The woman then turned up a main street, hoping to lose her pursuer in traffic. But the truck ran a red light and continued the chase.

Reaching the point of panic, the woman whipped her car into a service station and bolted out of her auto screaming for help. The truck driver sprang from his truck and ran toward her car. Yanking the back door open, the driver pulled out a man hidden in the back seat.

The woman was running from the wrong person. From his high vantage point, the truck driver had spotted a would-be rapist in the woman's car. The chase was not his effort to harm her but to save her even at the cost of his own safety.

Likewise, many people run from God, fearing what He might do to them. But His plans are for our good, to rescue us from the eternal damnation - hell. - Craig Brian Larson (Baker Books).

Jer 31:3 (NLT) says: “Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people,
with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”

Rom 5:8 (GNB) says: “But God has shown us how much he loves us---it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!”

The Lord says in Isa 49:23 (CEV)..."You won't be disappointed if you trust me."

Friday, June 27, 2014


Dr. J. C. Massee, Boston Baptist Pastor, has told how when as a young man he was persuaded to attend a theater much against his will.

After being seated, he quickly got up. "What are you doing?" asked his friends. "I'm getting up," he replied.

"But where are you going?" they urged. "I'm going out," said he.

"But you just came in." "I know it and I'm going out. See here," added Dr. Massee, "I'm a Christian; I believe the Bible and my Bible tells me that Jesus, my Lord, is coming back to this earth and that He may come at any time and I don't want Him to catch me here." - Sunday School Times.

Psa 1:1 (BBE) says: “Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honor to the Lord.”

“It is neither safe nor prudent to do anything against conscience.” - Martin Luther.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

FAMILY (Research & Statistics)

The evidence is convincing that the better our relationships are at home, the more effective we are in our careers. If we're having difficulty with a loved one, that difficulty will be translated into reduced performance on the job.

In studying the millionaires in America (U.S. News and World Report), a picture of the "typical" millionaire is an individual who has worked eight to ten hours a day for thirty years and is still married to his or her one & only spouse.

A New York executive search firm, in a study of 1365 corporate vice presidents, discovered that 87% were still married to their one and only spouse and that 92% were raised in two-parent families.

The evidence is overwhelming that the family is the strength and foundation of society. Strengthen your family ties and you'll enhance your opportunity to succeed.- Zig Ziglar in ‘Homemade’.

“I believe the family was established long before the church, and my duty is to my family first. I am not to neglect my family.” - D.L. Moody

Mar 3:25 says: “And if there is division in a house, that house will come to destruction.”

“No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?” - Elbert Hubbard.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


“The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists in pushing it all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in.” - C.S. Lewis.

“Knowing that intercessory prayer is our mightiest weapon and the supreme call for all Christians today, I pleadingly urge our people everywhere to pray. Believing that prayer is the greatest contribution that our people can make in this critical hour, I humbly urge that we take time to pray--to really pray. Let there be prayer at sunup, at noonday, at sundown, at midnight--all through the day. Let us all pray for our children, our youth, our aged, our pastors, our homes. Let us pray for our churches. Let us pray for ourselves, that we may not lose the word 'concern' out of our Christian vocabulary. Let us pray for our nation. Let us pray for those who have never known Jesus Christ and redeeming love, for moral forces everywhere, for our national leaders. Let prayer be our passion. Let prayer be our practice.” - Robert E. Lee.

“I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling.” - Paul (1Ti 2:8).

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


During his 1960 presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy often closed his speeches with the story of Colonel Davenport, the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives:

On May 19th, 1780 the sky of Hartford darkened ominously, and some of the representatives, glancing out the windows, feared the end was at hand. Quelling a clamor for immediate adjournment, Davenport rose and said, "The Day of Judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. Therefore, I wish that candles be brought." Rather than fearing what is to come, we are to be faithful till Christ returns. Instead of fearing the dark, we're to be lights as we watch and wait. - Harry Heintz.

“Do daily and hourly your duty; do it patiently and thoroughly. Do it as it presents itself; do it at the moment, and let it be its own reward. Never mind whether it is known and acknowledged or not, but do not fail to do it. “ - James H. Aughey

Mat 24:45-46 says: "Who, then, is a faithful and wise servant? It is the one that his master has placed in charge of the other servants to give them their food at the proper time. How happy that servant is if his master finds him doing this when he comes home!”