Illustrations

Jesse’s Glove

Jesse’s Glove

By Rick Phillips:  I do a lot of management training each year for the Circle K Corporation, a [U.S.] national chain of convenience stores. Among the topics we address in our seminars is the retention... Read More »

Bitter for Sweet

Bitter for Sweet

The sound of mother’s eggbeater drew me to the kitchen. There I found her at work, and began to watch. This was my chance to find out what she put into that chocolate cake of hers that made it s... Read More »

The Secret of a Closer Relationship with Jesus

The Secret of a Closer Relationship with Jesus

Living with the Rose A Persian fable says, one day A wanderer found a piece of clay So redolent of sweet perfume, Its odor scented all the room. “What are thou?” was the quick demand. R... Read More »

Living in the Lord’s Love

Living in the Lord’s Love

Love is like a stream. Some days it flows and rushes, for there is plenty. On other days it trickles and you can see it bouncing against the unseen rocks. But even when love is dry and has lost its fl... Read More »

Who Still Wants It?

Who Still Wants It?

“I am going to give this $20 bill to one of you,” the man said. Immediately he had everyone’s attention. “But first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the bill. He... Read More »

God’s Chesspiece

God’s Chesspiece

God doesn’t want you to try or pretend to be something you’re not and couldn’t possibly be. However, He teaches in His Word that almost anybody can be almost anything if they have fa... Read More »

Wings Out of Weights

Wings Out of Weights

No matter what obstacles you face in life, there is a way to live above them. God gives His children wings when things get to be too much. Wings are born out of weights. There’s a sort of devili... Read More »

Priorities

Priorities

William Gladstone (1809-1898) was England’s Prime Minister four times, and one of the most important political figures of his era. He was also famous for being an active Christian. Every day as ... Read More »

Diamonds of Dust

Diamonds of Dust

God put on a “light show” the other day, and we were there to see it. He said a lot of things, too, and we tried to listen. I’m sure He must have shown it before, but we were all too busy to watch. Th... Read More »

Wealth, Success and Love

Wealth, Success and Love

A woman saw three strangers in front of her house and invited them in to have something to eat. “We can’t go in together,” they told her. “Why not?” she asked. “His... Read More »

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