Illustrations

Need a great story to support your points? From this page you can search for key terms like TRUST and see all of our Illustrations dealing with the topic of trust. Check back often as we regularly add to this archive.

Special Fund Jar

Humility

A preacher went to speak for a civic club. After the speech, they tried to give him a check. He replied to the host, “I want you to give my honorarium to charity.” The host replied, “Would you mind if we put it in our special fund?...

Sunset sky

Happiness

There is an old BC comic strip that depicts two ants talking. The first ant asks, “What is happiness?” The second ant answers, “Happiness is seeing a sunset; hearing a bird; laughing at other people’s misfortunes.”...

sad shattered piggy bank surrounded by money

Happiness

Betty Davis, the legendary actress, made an interesting observation about happiness that is congruent with Christian teaching. She said, “A sure way to lose happiness, I’ve found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”...

Texan flag

Failure

With the recent passing of Ross Perot, many have recalled his maverick style and folksy common sense. He was a prominent Texas billionaire who ran for the presidency twice as a third party candidate. He was a strong supporter of POWs....

Woman holding a heart

Compassion

James Runcie is a bestselling author and the son of the late Robert Runcie who was the Archbishop of Canterbury. James’ most popular series is his collection of short stories about a crime-solving vicar named Sidney Chambers. The telev...

Shampoo and Other Bath Products

Expectations | Gifts

Bubba tried a new shampoo for the first time, and was so pleased with it that he mailed off an enthusiastic letter of approval to the manufacturer. Several weeks later he came home from work and discovered a large carton had come in the ...

Bouquet of Flowers

Gratitude | Thankfulness

In A Second Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Rev. John R. Ramsey tells how in one church a certain person provided him with a rose boutonniere for the lapel of his suit every Sunday. At first he really appreciated it but then it so...

Hands Together in a Huddle

Service | Servant’s Heart

In a recent edition of his Turning Point newsletter, David Jeremiah writes: “Ronald Dembner, an elderly veteran, didn’t have anyone to drive him home after his hospital stay, so attendants called Uber. Lauren Mulvihill showed up and ...

Children Tired or Asleep at Desks

Worship | Church

A Sunday school teacher asked the children in her class, as they were preparing to go to the worship service, “Why is it necessary to be quiet in church?” One perceptive little girl replied, “Because people are sleeping.”...