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R. A. Torrey on Creation

“Perhaps the most remarkable movement in philosophic thought that has occurred in any age was the...

Quotes on Tongues

“Over a period of five years I have taken part in meetings in Italy, Holland, Jamaica, Canada, and...

Giving Commitments

“I have heard people say that they will not sign any pledge—not even to give a certain amount of...

A Merchant's Motto

George Moore, a nineteenth century merchant, wrote these words in his pocketbook: “What I spent I...

Quotes on Success

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”—Abraham...

Jim Elliot’s Prayer

Jim Elliot was one of the martyred missionaries in 1956. He was a passionate Christian who...

The Testimony She Left Behind

Lauren McCain was one of the students killed at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007. The freshman from...

Thanksgiving Proclamations

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many...

Perseverance Is the Key

Michael Jordan is probably the best player the NBA has ever seen. He gave this insightful look into...

What Money Will Not Buy

Money will buy a bed but not sleep; books but not brains; food but not appetite; finery but not...

Stranger to Power

Why is our walk with God sometimes a crawl with God?  Why the lack of passion for our Saviour...

Believing the Impossible

Dr. George Wald (co Nobel Prize winner in Biology and professor of Biology at Harvard) said: “...

Looking for Loopholes

Just before the death of actor W. C. Fields, a friend visited Fields’ hospital room and was...

Living in the Past

“Men who live in the past remind me of a toy I’m sure all of you have seen. The toy is a small...

The Priority of Devotions

George Mueller read the Bible through over 100 times. He also wrote over 30,000 letters per year...

An Inventor's Greatest Discovery

A young student once asked the discoverer of the anesthetic property of chloroform, Sir James...

Growing in Sanctification

I am not what I might be, I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I wish to be, I am not what I...

Desire of a Humanist

Not long before she died Marghanita Laski, a well-known secular humanist and novelist, told an...

Quotes on Anger

“A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.”—...

The Stockholm Syndrome

“The term Stockholm Syndrome first occurred in 1973 at an attempted bank robbery in...

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