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Come to the Table

Three times a month, Jermaine Washington and Michelle Stevens get together for what they call a “gratitude lunch.” With good reason! Washington donated a kidney to Stevens, whom he described as “just a friend.” They met at work where they used to have lunch together. One day Michelle wept as she spoke about waiting on…

Thankful

A 12 year old boy named David was born without an immune system. He underwent a bone marrow transplant in order to correct the deficiency. Up to that point he had spent his entire life in a plastic bubble in order to prevent exposure to common germs, bacteria, and viruses that could kill him. He…

“People God Uses Series”, The Perfect Example.

For many years Monterey, a California coast town, was a pelican’s paradise. As the fishermen cleaned their fish, they flung the waste to the pelicans. The birds grew fat, lazy, and contented. Eventually, however the waste was utilized, and there were no longer snacks for the pelicans. When the change came the pelicans made no…

The Fight for Truth

I Love the old story of a couple of hunters who chartered a plane to fly into the Canadian wilderness. Two weeks later when the pilot came to pick them up, he saw the two animals they had bagged and said, “I told you, fellows, I could only take you and one moose. You’ll have…

People God Uses Series ” Resolved”

Reuben Gonzales was in the final match of a pro racquetball tournament. In the 4th and final game, Gonzales made a super kill shot into the front wall to win the game. The referee called it good. Two linesmen affirmed that the shot was in. But Gonzales, after a moment’s hesitation, turned around, shook his opponent’s…

People God Uses

Lawyer and statesman Daniel Webster was a powerful orator who gave early evidence of his quick mind and way with words. One day Webster’s father took a trip and left Daniel and his brother Ezekiel specific work instructions. But on his return, he found the task still undone, and questioned his sons about their idleness….

An Effective Witness

When workers recently removed marble wainscoting from the lobby of the Washington Monument, they found the meticulously carved declaration of a 19th-century graffiti artist on the wall beneath. Now on public view is this three-line statement cut into a white marble block: “Whoever is the human instrument under God in the conversion of one soul, erects a monument to…

Steady With Prayer

John Trapp is quoted as once saying “He that cannot pray, let him go to sea, and there he will learn.”  In those days the mighty ocean was a force that still had not been tamed.  When you would embark on a voyage your return was never certain.. Songs and literature from that era are…

Taking Off and Putting On

When Roman kids reached manhood, they put on the Toga Virilis, the robe of manhood. This day was one of the most important in the life of a youth because it represented a crossing over from the life of a child to that of an adult; from immaturity to maturity. When Hindu youths of certain…

Forest Park Texas Flood Relief

Because of the overwhelming needs of our friends to the west, we are launching a stuff a truck campaign for the Texas flood victims. We will be collecting cleaning supplies to be delivered directly to those working to clean up their homes in the Orange area this Saturday.The items that have been requested are things like: mops,…