Admonish, Admonition

Riding on Our Background He was graduated from the finest four-star Christian college. The product of a distinguished evangelical church, he had a good personal grasp of the Scriptures. From a strong Christian family, he was a personable and handsome green shoot — the whole nine yards! Like many in his league, however, he was … Continue reading “Admonish, Admonition”

Admiration

Autograph A young couple who had just witnessed a Bill Cosby performance went backstage hoping to get the comedian’s autograph in their newly born son’s baby book. An aide took the book to Cosby, and when it was returned the couple excitedly looked for his signature. They couldn’t find it, and they left the theater … Continue reading “Admiration”

Adjustment

Life Life is a continuous process of getting used to things we hadn’t expected. Source unknown

Addiction

Characteristics of Alan Lang, in his “Substance Abuse and Habitual Behavior” report to the National Academy of Science, identifies nine such characteristics: Impulsive behavior, Difficulty in delaying gratification, Sensation seeking, Antisocial personality, Nonconformist values, Sense of alienation, Deviant behavior, Heightened feelings of stress, Little regard for goals generally valued by society. Alan Lang, Substance Abuse … Continue reading “Addiction”

Adam Vs. Christ

Resource •      Paul Harvey, The Rest of the Story, p. 47.

Activity

Quotes •      “It is an old ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.” – Rollo May •      It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement. – Mable Newcomber

Action

Weather Balloons Several years ago, I heard the story of Larry Walters, a 33-year-old man who decided he wanted to see his neighborhood from a new perspective. He went down to the local army surplus store one morning and bought forty-five used weather balloons. That afternoon he strapped himself into a lawn chair, to which … Continue reading “Action”

Acquaintance

Quotes •      A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. – Ambrose Bierce •      The difference between a friend and an acquaintance is that a friend helps; an acquaintance merely advises. – “Calgary Bob” Edwards

Achievement

Success Temporary success may often crown the efforts of the godless, but even their greatest achievements cannot bring complete satisfaction. That was Solomon’s theme when he said, “… the expectation of the wicked shall perish.” If unrepentant sinners should view their most brilliant accomplishments in the light of eternity, they would find them to be … Continue reading “Achievement”

Accusation (false)

The Wallet John was driving home late one night when he picked up a hitchhiker. As they rode along, he began to be suspicious of his passenger. John checked to see if his wallet was safe in the pocket of his coat that was on the seat between them, but it wasn’t there! So he … Continue reading “Accusation (false)”