Blackout During WWII six Navy pilots left their aircraft carrier on a mission. After searching the seas for enemy submarines, they tried to return to their ship shortly after dark. But the captain had ordered a blackout of all lights on the ship. Over and over the frantic pilots radioed, asking for just one light … Continue reading “Abandoned”


How Big Is Your God? What would have happened had Moses tried to figure out what was needed to accomplish God’s command? One of the biggest arithmetical miracles in the world was required in the desert. Moses led the people of Israel into the desert….Now what was he going to do with them? They had … Continue reading “Ability”


Would You Consider Abortion . . . Would you consider abortion in the following four situations? (1) There’s a preacher and wife who are very, very, poor. They already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she’s pregnant with number 15. They’re living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would … Continue reading “Abortion”


Twelve Tests of Abraham’s faith was tested at least twelve specific times. Some of them were not what we might call big tests, but together they establish a picture of Abraham as a person whose faith was genuine. After the last of these, God said, “Now I know that you fear God, because you have … Continue reading “Abraham”


Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Harold C. Urey, Nobel prize winner in Chemistry, was walking along a sidewalk one day when he ran into another professor. They chatted for a few minutes, then, as they parted, Dr. Urey asked the other: “John, which way was I going when I met you?” “That way,” said the other, … Continue reading “Absent-Minded”


The Barometer The following story is told by E. Schuyler English: “A man who lived on Long Island was able one day to satisfy a lifelong ambition by purchasing for himself a very fine barometer. When the instrument arrived at his home, he as extremely disappointed to find that the indicating needle appeared to be … Continue reading “Absolutes”


Marital Violence A recent survey on marital violence reports that approximately one in every seven American couples has used some form of physical abuse during an argument within the past year. National Institute of Mental Health, in Homemade, June, 1990 Sexual Abuse of Children Sexual abuse of children is more widespread than previously assumed, according … Continue reading “Abuse”


The Knife One Sunday afternoon our family gathered around our big oak table for dinner. Soon my daughter Kate’s laughter rose above the talk. “Gram, you’re silly!” she said. We all turned to see my mom delicately lifting to her mouth a small strand of peas on the blade of her knife. All but one … Continue reading “Acceptance”


We Have Access! The word “access” is found only three times in the N.T. (Rom. 5:1–2; Eph. 2:18, Eph. 3:12). These three passages teach us four things about access. 1. We have access into grace (Rom. 5:2) God’s throne is the throne of grace (Heb 4:16). 2. We have access unto the Father (Eph. 2:18). … Continue reading “Access”

Accident, Accidents

Close to Home There was the man who heard that three-fourths of all accidents happen within ten miles of home, so he moved. The Bell, the Clapper, and the Cord: Wit and Witticism, (Baltimore: National Federation of the Blind, 1994), p. 41. On Purpose When a cowboy applied for an insurance policy, the agent asked: … Continue reading “Accident, Accidents”