Three Bullets

THREE BULLETS There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old rifle and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill some wild game for dinner. As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit....

Lord, Prop Us Up

LORD, PROP US UP Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon who always prayed, Lord, prop us up on our leanin’ side.’ After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently. He answered, ‘Well...

If God Brings You To It

IF GOD BRINGS YOU TO IT If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God. — These words were taken from the song “Moments” by Lessin...

The Declaration of Dependence

THE DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for people to declare their dependence on Almighty God, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to this decision. We hold these truths to...

Tell Them

TELL THEM Some 14 years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our opening session in the theology of faith. That was the day I first saw Tommy. He was combing his hair, which hung six inches below his shoulders. My quick judgment wrote...