How God leads you through your fears

A story is told of a general in the Persian army who captured spies and sentenced them to death. This general had the strange custom of giving condemned criminals a choice between going before a firing squad or walking through a big black door…

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Can we know if the gospel is true?

Professional golfer Tommy Bolt was known to be very particular about taking advice from his caddies. Once while playing in Los Angeles, Bolt told his caddy…

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How to stay calm when you want to panic

Apollo Astronaut Captain Alan Bean once told a story about how test pilots evaluate problems they encounter on flights…

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The right reaction to unfair criticism

The famous English evangelist George Whitefield learned that it was more important to please God than men. With full confidence that he was…

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How to make good choices by looking ahead

In a small village in Borneo, well-intentioned health workers once sprayed the straw huts with the now-illegal substance, DDT. The purpose of the spraying was to…

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Staying ready in the ups and downs of life

Many years ago, the Grand Rapids Press reported a story about a man who owned a small foreign car. He was bragging constantly about the amazing gas mileage he was getting…

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Religion or relationship – the choice is yours

The famous British music conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham, didn’t particularly care for the music of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams…

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Overcoming the fear of sharing the gospel

A condemned prisoner awaiting execution was given the usual privilege of choosing his last meal. The prison guards looked in bewilderment when…

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Where to find the strength you need to keep going

Years ago when the New York Yankees were managed by Ralph Houk, baseball game schedules were much more demanding. In fact, teams usually…

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Perserverance

Several months ago my wife Joanie was driving home after visiting our grandkids. On the road in front of her was a car with a license plate that had the letters “DNTGVUP”…

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