We Cannot All Be Chemists: A Story of Encouragement

Deanna was a high school student who worked and studied hard, and usually achieved excellent grades. She had taken “chemistry” as a college requirement, and had applied herself in all of the assignments—but for some reason, wasn’t faring well. It just wasn’t her thing. She flunked the course. No doubt, this was the first for Deanna. It would surely devastate her and her family. … read more

The Bridge Builder

An old man going a lone highway came at the evening cold and gray to a chasm vast and deep and wide. The old man crossed in the twilight dim. The sullen stream had no fears for him; but he turned when safe on the other side and built a bridge to span the tide.… read more

The Cell Phone vs. The Bible

Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone? What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets? What if we flipped through it several time a day? What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it? What if we used it to receive messages from the text? What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?… read more

25 Ways to Ride a Dead Horse

Many variations of “How to Ride a Dead Horse” have appeared, especially on the internet, and I don’t know who the original author is. We’ve rewritten and adapted this slightly for churches, but every organization (whether it’s business, government, educational institutions, etc.) can have a tendency to hold on to old forms long after their effectiveness has diminished or ceased entirely.… read more

The Ambulance Down in the Valley Joseph Malins (1895)

Twas a dangerous cliff, as they freely confessed, though to walk near its crest was so pleasant; but over its terrible edge there had slipped a duke and full many a peasant. So the people said something would have to be done, but their projects did not at all tally; some said, “Put a fence ’round the edge of the cliff,” Some, “An ambulance down in the valley.”… read more

I’m Behind You One Thousand Percent

As a youngster I developed a thoroughly annoying and humiliating problem of stuttering. Any person afflicted with this puzzling menace can tell you that certain letters and sounds are especially hard to say. Two troublesome letters for me were L and P. My name is Larry and I attended Plymouth-Whitemarsh junior and senior high schools in Pennsylvania. … read more

The Indescribable Christ By Dr. S.M. Lockridge

He’s enduringly strong, He’s entirely sincere, He’s eternally steadfast. He’s immortally graceful. He’s imperially powerful. He’s impartially merciful. He’s God’s Son. He’s a sinner’s savior. He’s the centerpiece of civilization. He stands alone in Himself. He’s unparalleled. He’s unprecedented. He’s supreme. He’s preeminent. He’s the loftiest idea in literature. He’s the highest idea in philosophy. He’s the fundamental truth in theology. He’s the miracle of the age.… read more