Abuse

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”

Absolutes

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”

Absent-Minded

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”

Abraham

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”

Abortion

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”

Ability

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”

Abandoned

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”

Abandon

Baseball Player Steve Lyons will be remembered as the player who dropped his pants. He could be remembered as an outstanding infielder … as the player who played every position for the Chicago White Sox … as the guy who always dove into first base … as a favorite of the fans who high-fived the … Continue reading “Abandon”