Are We Who We Say We Are?

“Paul Gustave Doré, a renowned artist, lost his passport while traveling in Europe.  When he came to a border crossing, he explained his predicament to one of the guards.  Giving his name to the official, Doré hoped he would be recognized and allowed to pass.  The guard, however, said that many people attempted to cross…

God Is In Control

When we are afraid of the future, remember, God is in control (Isaiah 41:10). When the storms of life pour down on us, remember, God is in control (James 1:2-4). When Satan prowls, remember, God is in control (1 Peter 5:8-11). When it seems like temptations are too much to bear, remember, God is in control…

Loopholes Into Heaven

Just before the death of actor W.C. Fields, a friend visited Fields in his hospital room and was surprised to find him thumbing through a Bible. After being asked what he was doing with a Bible, Fields replied, “I’m looking for loopholes.” Fields wasn’t the first to look for loopholes in the Bible, nor the…

Do You Love Me?

Jimmy told the story about the first girl who caught his eye. He was seven years old, in 2nd grade, and her name was Sherri. She was the cutest girl he had ever seen with little pigtails, a beautiful dress with a big teddy bear on it, and the prettiest smile, even with a middle…

Does God Agree With Us?

“A family of five was rushed to the hospital to have their stomachs washed out after the cat, which they had shared a meal of mushrooms with, suddenly began to have stomach contractions. While members of the family showed no signs of illness, the doctor still had them rushed to the hospital. When they returned…

Shortcuts

“The class of noisy boys in a German primary school was being punished by their teacher. They were assigned the problem of adding together all the numbers from 1 to 100. The boys settled down, scribbling busily on their slates — all but one. This boy looked off into space for a few moments, then…

Buckle Up

Back in 1974, an effort was made to force people to wear their seat belts. The plan was to prevent their cars from starting until they had buckled up. This pitch met heavy resistance and frustration from car owners, so the idea was tabled. Recently GM brought the idea back. They are planning on offering…

Bee Sting

A family was casually driving around sightseeing on their vacation.  It was a warm, clear, summer day and they were enjoying the breeze coming through the rolled down windows.  Soon the peaceful drive was interrupted when a honeybee flew through the open windows and buzzed around the car.  The young girl, allergic to bee stings,…

April Fools’ Day

Ok, first things first, we all know April Fools’ Day is coming.  And if you have anyone who is young or even young-at-heart around you, then just expect some kind of prank.  Please consider yourself warned :). Even though April Fools’ Day is not a national holiday, it is recognized by many nations around the…

Ripping Pages Out of the Bible

Bill Keane, creator of the “Family Circus” cartoon strip, told of a time when he was penciling one of his cartoons.  His son Jeffy walked up, looked at his dad’s drawing and said, “Daddy, how do you know what to draw?” He replied, “God tells me.”  Jeffy questioned, “Then why do you keep erasing parts…

Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach is most famously known for his achievements as the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys in the 1970’s.  During his career, he was a six-time pro bowler and led his team to two Super Bowl Championships, one of which he was the Super Bowl MVP.  Staubach admitted at one point how challenging it was…