Resource Library

Wednesday
May272015

What kind of legacy will you leave?

A man named Milt Rood worked for years in Spokane, Washington as a car salesman. He was also very active with the Union Gospel Mission...

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Wednesday
May272015

The dangers of a prejudiced mind

Mahatma Gandhi wrote in his autobiography that when he was young, he read the Gospels and was considering converting to Christianity...

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Wednesday
May272015

The key to truly knowing God

The famous baseball player Ted Williams put up some amazing statistics in his days. In the 40s and 50s, he was known as a “natural hitter” because of the seeming ease with which he would make contact with the ball...

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Tuesday
May262015

How you can experience God to the fullest

Missionary Herbert Jackson and his family had just arrived on the mission field and were assigned a car that wouldn’t start without a push. So he devised a plan...

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Tuesday
May262015

Who is the ultimate authority in your life?

In his autobiography, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith wrote about the devotion of his family’s housekeeper, Mrs. Wilson...

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Monday
May182015

Finding comfort in God’s perfect timing

The famous evangelist, George Muller, one day decided he would pray diligently for five of his friends to receive the Lord. So he began...

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Monday
May182015

Will you accept this gift?

In 1830, a man named George Wilson was tried and convicted of robbing the U.S. Mail, a crime punishable by death. Wilson was sentenced to be hanged...

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Monday
May182015

How to look past spiritual distractions

It was the final hole of the 1961 Masters Golf Tournament. Arnold Palmer had a one-stroke lead and had just hit a very satisfying tee shot. He looked to be in good shape...

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Monday
May182015

The most important part of the gospel

For many years, novelist Dashiell Hammett worked as a private detective. His experiences during that time supplied him with much of the material he used in his books...

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Monday
May182015

How to be sure your best days are ahead

One day the famous evangelist George Whitfield was relating the difficulties of ministry to some friends. He said he was tired of the burdens and was glad his work would soon be over...

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Wednesday
May132015

The power of a forgiving heart

In the early days of his presidency, Calvin Coolidge awoke one morning to find his hotel room was being robbed by a cat burglar going through his coat pockets...

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Wednesday
May132015

Building an unshakable faith in your God

The famous philosopher Bertrand Russell was born into a Christian home and was taught to believe in God. Later on in life, however, he became an outspoken atheist...

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Wednesday
May132015

Where you can find your ultimate value

In 1975, six armed gunmen broke into a London bank where they went straight for the safety deposit boxes. Among the spoils they took away from their plunder was a box full of jewelry appraised at $500,000...

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Wednesday
May132015

How you can avoid a secretly sinful life

Every year in Basel, Switzerland, the churchgoing townspeople have a festival in which they all don masks and go through the city doing things they would never do under normal circumstances...

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Wednesday
May132015

Prioritizing the eternal over the earthly

Some of the earliest missionaries to the Marshall Islands received their mail only once a year when the boats made their rounds of the South Pacific...

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Wednesday
May132015

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Wednesday
May132015

Peanut Ice Cream Pie - From Virginia's Kitchen 

Dear Friend, 

This yummy dessert is a cinch to make, and it will bring raves at any get-together this summer. Make it ahead of time and pull it out of the freezer whenever you neet it. Bon appetit! 

Peanut Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients:

3 oz. semisweet chocolate

1 ½ tablespoons butter

1 cup Rice Krispies ® cereal

½ cup salted peanuts, chopped

1 quart coffee ice cream

1 12 oz. container whipped cream

 

Directions:

Melt chocolate and butter over low to medium heat. Stir in cereal and chopped peanuts. Mix well. Press mixture into buttered 8-inch pie plate and chill until set.

Take ice cream out of the freezer and let it soften slightly. Spoon it into the pie shell and spread it to form an even layer. Sprinkle with extra shaved chocolate and chopped peanuts if desired.

Freeze until firm and top with whipped cream when you’re ready to serve!

Wednesday
May132015

How You Can Conquer the Fear of Aging

By Warren Olson 

I heard a story about a group of children who visited a retirement home. They were talking with some of the residents when one of the children walked up to a particular lady and said, “Excuse me ma’am. Can I ask you a question? How old are you?”

The woman gave a joyful smile and proudly told the young lady, “Well, since you asked, I’m 98 years old.”

The little girl was clearly impressed, and her eyes grew big with wonder after hearing the woman’s incredible answer. She paused for a minute to think, and then asked, “Did you start at one?”

When we’re very young, we might as well have an infinite number of days ahead of us. Reaching an old age like 98 seems so distant. But somewhere around 40 or 50, we begin to realize there are likely more days behind us than there are ahead of us.

For many, this is the beginning of a very anxious stage of life. And as the years continue to go by, our health deteriorates, life becomes harder, and we’re faced with the reality that our time here on earth is growing shorter and shorter.

We have a choice in these autumn years of our lives. We can either live in fear and worry over the struggles of aging—or we can choose to embrace the life God intends, living each day courageously for the Lord and making it our commitment to love and serve Him with every breath He gives us.

You see, physical decline comes with life. We can’t avoid it. Even those who empty their pockets on the latest and greatest remedies against aging eventually face this truth. And as we manage that physical decline, it’s easy to become inundated with worrisome thoughts like, “How do I pay my medical bills?” and “Who is going to take care of me?” It can be daunting.

But one thing that’s for sure is this: worrying about your problems isn’t going to change your situation. It’s just like Jesus told us in Matthew 6:27, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

The answer is absolutely not! In fact, fear robs you of the joy Jesus wants you to have in Him and can harm your health in the long run. Fear has absolutely no benefit!

So what do you do when you’re paralyzed with fear and worry about what’s ahead? You focus on the Lord. Stay busy in serving Him through your church and wherever He has you. Realize that until your last breath, you are a missionary sent into this world to tell others about His grace and goodness!

And if the thought of passing away leaves you anxious, take solace in the words of the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:7-8, “For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” 

Your greatest reward—eternity with Jesus—lies ahead of you. On that day, your pains, griefs, and hardships will be gone forever if you’re in Christ. So when you feel fear about getting older, press on in serving the Lord and trust in His promise to take you home with Him forever.

Monday
May042015

Trusting God’s work in the storms of life

A story is told of a young boy in China who wanted to learn about precious stones. So he went to study with an old teacher. The teacher put a piece of jade into the youth’s hand...

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Monday
May042015

How your joy can show others the way

Cyprian of Carthage, one of the early leaders of Christianity in the third century, had just become a believer in Jesus Christ. Shortly after his conversion, he penned a letter to his friend, Donatus...

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