Jeremy was born with a twisted body and a slow mind. At the age of 12 he was still in second grade, seemingly unable to learn. His teacher, Doris Miller, often became exasperated with him. He would squirm in his seat, drool, and make grunting noises. At other times, he spoke clearly and distinctly, as if a spot of light had penetrated the darkness of his brain. Most of the time, however, Jeremy just irritated his teacher. Read More
TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass outside?
TEACHER: Go outside and look up and see if you can see the sky. Read More
“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for everything under heaven.”
God’s accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs. For example: the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days – those of the canary in 14 days – those of the barnyard hen in 21 days – the eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days – those of the mallard in 35 days – the eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days. FYI, the Colorado Potato Beetle’s egg measure about 1.5 mm long. On other hand, the Ostrich egg can measure 6 inches in length and 15-18 inches in diameter. (Notice, they are all divisible by seven, the number of days in a week!)
Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia was asked to judge a contest for the purpose of finding the most caring child. What follows are the winners and their comments to some very searching questions. Hope you are as blessed by them as I am. Here are the winners.
1. A four year old child lived next door to an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the elderly man crying, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there for quite a period of time. When the little lad’s mother asked him what he said to the neighbor, the little boy simply said,
“NOTHING MOMMY, I JUST SAT THERE AND HELPED HIM CRY.”
He most certainly has over the years. God has shed His grace on His daughter – Miss America! Incredibly! Did you ever read history in that fashion and with that perspective? It is really something. Did you ever try to figure it all out militarily without the hand of God upon the land of the free and the home of the brave?
The late Dr. Francis Schaeffer told the story about his college – Hampden Sidney College in Virginia. He related how one day a revival broke out among the students all over campus. He recalls walking down the hall and someone would say, “I have examined myself and this is what I found – I need Christ!” He would go straight to his knees in the hall. Then someone else nearby would come under personal conviction, kneel to pray, confessing his sins, and crying out to Christ for forgiveness and salvation.
The people were coming into church as they did from Sunday to Sunday. They were second and third generation confessing Christians. All of them were well-dressed in their Sunday going-to-church best. Only this Sunday, there was a man seated on the church steps that no one had ever seen before. There he was, right by the front entrance. He was dirty; his clothes were disheveled. It looked like he had really fallen on hard times. Maybe he was a homeless person looking for a hand-out.
David Brainerd was a student at Yale. He would have graduated at the top of his 1724 class. He declared himself to be a Christian. Yale would not graduate him nor would they ordain him. Finally a Scottish mission group commissioned Brainerd to work among the Indians. He was 24 years old. He was placed on the border of Massachusetts and New York, later working in New Jersey and Pennsylvania – only with the Indians.