Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 6, 2010
Prepared to serve.
Joshua died at 110 years old in 1380 B.C. He assumed leadership around 1406 B.C. Therefore, he was around 85 years old when he took command from Moses!Before Joshua ever took the reigns, he had been a servant, a soldier and a spy. Some feel that you can make a man by giving him
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019
A few minutes before 8 AM on Sunday, December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based airplanes struck Pearl Harbor. In a raid lasting less than two hours, they sank or seriously damaged eight battleships and 13 other naval vessels. Almost 200 American aircraft were destroyed, and approximately
Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 5, 2020
Almost every Sunday morning I begin my sermon with a cute or funny story. This morning I start with a sad story. Bob and Betty were 2 of my dearest friends in Indiana. A strong, loving example of what a married couple should be. However, this couple was always at least 15 minutes late for
Contributed by Paul Decker on Dec 1, 2002
PREPARED TO WAIT
Ed Watt was visiting a local department store with his wife, and they had just purchased a piece of luggage and a cooler. As Ed browsed in the shoe depart-ment waiting for his wife to finish the rest of her shopping, a clerk asked if he could be of assistance.
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Nov 23, 2010
PREPARING FOR DEPARTURE
I once read how, in the spring of 1981, a young man was flown into desolate northern Alaska to photograph the natural beauty and mysteries of the tundra. He took along 500 rolls of film, several firearms, and 1,400 pounds of provisions.
As the months passed, the words
Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Sep 25, 2011
ARE YOU PREPARED?
One day, a king died. His servants spread the unbelievable news all over the palace. He had died in his bed of natural causes.
"Where has he gone?" asked one of the king's wisest counselors
"Why, to Heaven of course!" answered all the others.
"No", said the other
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jan 7, 2008
Preparing For Death
Several years ago, I was on staff with a fellow pastor who had been suffering with diabetes and its ill effects for most of his life. He was a single dad with two sons who were the same ages as two of my boys. His name was Mike, and we were close in age.
Mike had lost an
PREPARE TO BE EMBARRASSED
"One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Word of God, read it and believe it. Then the rest of us
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Mar 1, 2010
Did you know part of the United States was occupied by the enemy during World War II? Some of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands were held by Japanese troops. To supply the war effort, the United States government hastily built the Alaska Highway through the Canadian Rockies. Some years after the war ended,
ARRANGING YOUR DEPARTURE
A young man works as a photographer for a magazine. In 1981 he was flown into an Alaskan wilderness to photograph the natural beauty and some rare flowers. He had everything prepared - photo equipment, 500 rolls of film, and several days of provisions. He kept a diary
Contributed by John Perry on Jan 1, 2011
MAKE SURE THE CAPTAIN IS ON BOARD
A young naval officer was undergoing his first sea training on board a naval ship. His responsibility was to safely steer the ship away from the wharf and set it on course for a voyage out to sea. He carefully went through all the procedures of disembarking the
Contributed by Larry Allen on Jan 9, 2012
KNOWING WHERE YOU'RE GOING
Remember Alice in Wonderland when she comes up to the fork in the road and asks the Cheshire cat which way to go.
He asks her, "Where are you going?" Then she replies, "I don’t know," at which he replies, "If you don’t know where you are going, what difference does it
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 17, 2009
Christ’s return is a done deal!
In the May 1984 National Geographic color photos and drawings showed the swift and terrible destruction that wiped out the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in A.D. 79. The explosion of Mount Vesuvius was so sudden; the residents were killed while in their
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Aug 24, 2009
One evening a burglar finally decided to make his move. He had been casing a house for weeks and determined that tonight he was going to break into a particular house where he was sure that the owners had left for vacation. Slyly and with extreme stealth he headed to the window. He had already
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Aug 24, 2009
Micaela played t-ball. Many of you know about the t-ball experience. One of the kids asked me if Micaela’s team was good. I chuckled because from what I see no t-ball team is “good.” They are there to learn some basics and have fun.
The biggest struggle that the coaches face is not kids who can’t
Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Dec 15, 2009
Have you seen the insurance commercial on TV that shows a talking pot hole? “Did I do that? Let me call someone for you! Oh, I don’t have a cellphone.” The talking pothole just causes problems and does nothing to fix them. People have built all sorts of roads: roads of commerce and conquest.
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 16, 2008
ILLUSTRATION: Imperial Hotel
Years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright was given the impossible task of building the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
No comparable construction job ever before had been undertaken.
With patience he laid plans for the immense building in this land of earthquakes and terrible
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 2, 2008
Have you ever been sitting in the break room at work or somewhere during lunchtime with your friend or coworker, and begin to eat your lunch that you brought from home? Your friend or coworkers lunch is made from homemade fluffly bread, that’s a two-hander meal, stacked with
A person must first be in the light before he/she can spread the Gospel to a lost world.
Be ready at any time
(b)The Possessor,s Lamp
John Tillotson said, "He who provides for this life, but does not take care for eternity, is wise