Illustrations

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Service

In his sermon “Glamour is not greatness,” Victor Pentz tells of attending commencement ceremonies at Stanford University when Professor David Kennedy was speaking “of the old West, wherein the regions where the railroad had not yet...

Prayer

“The famous one-time Catholic monk, Martin Luther, was legendary not just for nailing a piece of paper to the door of his home church citing 95 things that needed to be changed about it. He wrote and lectured extensively to his student...

Criticism, Insurance

A cantor, the man who sings the prayers at a synagogue, brags before his congregation in a booming, bellowing voice: “Two years ago I insured my voice with Lloyds of London for $750,000.” There is a hushed and awed silence in the cro...

Compassion

In his Turning Point Daily Devotional for October 12, David Jeremiah writes: “It was hard to watch this year’s French Open without shedding a tear during the tennis match between Juan Martín del Potro and Nicolás Almagro. The score...

Relative Truth

How long would you continue to fly with an airline whose motto was “Safety Standards are Fine for Those Who Are Uptight About It, But Our Engineers Aren’t So Narrow”? How excited would you be about going under the scalpel of a surgeo...

Jumping to Conclusions

“A family of five was enjoying their day at the beach. The children were playing in the ocean and making sand castles when in the distance a little old lady appeared. Her gray hair was blowing in the wind and her clothes were dirty and...

Loneliness, Compassion

In a recent Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah writes: “A California newspaper recently published a picture of a note scribbled by a woman named Wanda. She slid it under the front door of her neighbor, whose name she did n...

Higher Standard, Christian Life

Max Lucado tells the story of a man who had been a closet slob most of his life. He just couldn’t comprehend the logic of neatness. Why make up a bed if you’re going to sleep in it again tonight? Why put the lid on the toothpaste tube if...

Decisions, Choices

Decisions get made for lots of different reasons. For example, one mom and her daughter went to visit a prestigious university. During the tour, the student guide pointed out the nationally ranked library and state-of-the-art science fac...