Samuel Morse was born into a preacher’s home in New England just
two years after George Washington was elected the first president of the United
States. After finishing his education at Yale, he went to
England to hone his painting skill. Upon...
D.L. Moody was the most famous evangelist in the world in the
late 1800s. People came from around the world to attend his Bible Conferences
in Northfield, Massachusetts. One year a large group of pastors from Europe
were among the attendees. They...
man asked George Müller the secret of his service, Müller responded:
“There was a day when I died, utterly died; died to George Muller, his
opinions, preferences, tastes, and will; died to the world, its approval
Samuel Brengle who was an
early Salvation Army official was once introduced as the, “Great Dr. Brengle.”
He later wrote in his diary, “If I appear great in their eyes, the Lord is
most graciously helping me to see how absolutely nothing I am...
Lenny Skutnik had no intention of being a hero that day. The
staffer at the Congressional Budget Office in Washington was having an ordinary
winter day when Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the 14th Street Bridge over
the Potomac River shortly...
King Canute ruled over Denmark, Norway, and England more than
one thousand years ago. A wise ruler, he worked diligently to make the lives of
his subjects better. As is often the case, he was surrounded by those who
sought to gain influence and...
The story is told of
two women in Shanghai who were discussing the topic of pride and began to
wonder if Hudson Taylor was ever tempted to be prideful because of his
many accomplishments. One of the women decided to ask Taylor’s wife, Maria,...
Hudson Taylor was scheduled to speak at a large church in
Melbourne, Australia. The moderator of the service introduced the
missionary in eloquent and glowing terms. He told the large
congregation all that Taylor had accomplished in China, and...
Charles Spurgeon and Joseph Parker both had
churches in London in the 19th century. On one occasion, Parker commented on
the poor condition of children admitted to Spurgeon’s orphanage. It was
reported to Spurgeon however, that Parker had...