In the sixteenth
century, there was a protestant reformer in England by the name of Hugh
Latimer. He was known as a great preacher of his day and as a result he had
many opportunities to speak. Once he found that he was to preach before the
“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed
their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that
these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated
but with His wrath? Indeed I...
D. L. Moody wrote the following words next to Isaiah 6:8 in
his Bible: “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do
something. What I can do, I ought to do, and what I ought to do, by the grace
of God I will do.”
Former President Ronald Reagan says he learned the
need for decision-making early in life. An aunt had taken him to a cobbler to
have a pair of shoes made for him. The shoemaker asked young Ronald Reagan, “Do
you want a square toe or a round toe...
I live under His heavens, The nations are under His authority, My destiny is under His direction, My past is under His grace, My future is under His control, My cares are under His wing, My sin is under the blood!
Throughout his administration, Abraham Lincoln
was a president under fire, especially during the scarring years of the Civil
War. And though he knew he would make errors of office, he resolved never to
compromise his integrity. So strong was this...
While standing at attention during a parade, a
private began to wave in the audience. The drill sergeant sternly warned the
private, “Jones don’t ever do that again.” A few minutes later though, the
private waved again. When the parade was over,...