Illustrations

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Marriage, Vision

Bill Bouknight tells the story of a certain isolated Pacific island where it was the custom that when a young man proposed marriage, he would announce his intention to the entire village.  Then he and the whole community would go to th...

Heaven, Death

A father was at the beach with his children when his four-year-old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand,and led him to the shore where a sea gull lay dead in the sand. “Daddy, what happened to him?” the son asked. “He died and went to Hea...

Dreams

“There was once a woman who was disappointed, who was disillusioned, who was depressed. She wanted a good world, a peaceful world, and she wanted to be a good person. But the newspaper and television showed her how far we were from suc...

Demographics

As pointed out in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, interracial families are becoming far more common in the U.S. The article notes: “Today, more than 10% of U.S.-born babies have one parent who is nonwhite or Hispanic and o...

Habits

In his Defining Moments newsletter, Rick Ezell writes: “Good habits are the building blocks of success. Unfortunately, bad habits are the pitfalls of failure. Psychologists tell us that up to 90% of our behavior is habitual. Over the y...

Jesus

“The church in the world is a lot like the story that E. Stanley Jones tells of the missionary in the jungle. He got lost with nothing around him but bush and a few cleared places. He finally found a small village and asked one of the ...

Christians and Politics

Law professor Thom Lambert writes (as shared by David French): “’First Things’ refers to a C.S. Lewis essay emphasizing the importance of keeping matters in their proper place, of not overvaluing (admittedly good) things that are o...

Lent

From the Sermons.com newsletter: A couple of years ago, the Associated Press carried a story about a woman in Olney, England, named Dawn Gallyot who defied snow and a biting wind to beat seven other women to the finish line in the annual...

Changing Demographics

According to a February 24 USA Today story by Susan Miller, “A record number of U.S. adults – 5.6% – identify as LGBTQ,” marking “more than a 1 percentage point jump from the last poll in 2017, in which 4.5% of adults identifie...