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.

Prayer

In his “One Minute Uplift” newsletter, Rick Ezell writes: “St. Augustine, the early church father and theologian, described prayer as like a man in a hapless boat, who throws a rope at a rock. The rock provides the needed security ...

woman relaxing on a couch

Marriage; The Perfect Spouse

A young lady visited a computer dating service and requested, “I’m looking for a spouse. Can you please help me to find a suitable one?” The matchmaker said, “What exactly are you looking for?” “Well, let me see. Needs to be good looking...

Dome of the Rock

Worship

In his 1965 novel, The Source, James Michener (1907-1997) plied his gift of merging facts & fiction to tell the history of Israel’s land. Using the backdrop of a fictional archaeological dig, he created characters that give life to the...

A Lawn Mower

Frustration, Profanity

A preacher was making his rounds to his parishioners on a bicycle, when he came upon a little boy trying to sell a lawn mower. “How much do you want for the mower?” asked the preacher. “I just want enough money to go out and buy me a bic...

Soldier Focusing

Readiness, Focus

A U.S. Army officer told of the contrast in his pupils during two different eras of teaching at the artillery training school at Fort Sill, Oklahoma (Home of the Field Artillery). In 1958-60 the attitude was so lax that the instructors h...

NASA Postcard

Creativity

When Apollo 11 thundered towards the moon, the three astronauts didn’t have life insurance.  NASA wouldn’t offer it to them because their job was considered “high risk and experimental.”  Knowing that the possibility of death w...

flood damaged road

Consequences of Sin

In his Daily Article for Jan. 11, Jim Denison writes: “Officials have determined that a sinkhole that cost $75 million to fix was caused by human error. Water was released too quickly into sewage pipes, eventually causing the ground t...

Motivation, Strategy

In a column in the January 5 edition of The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof makes the case that “2018 was actually the best year in human history. Each day on average, about another 295,000 people around the world gained access to el...

Great War Memorial in Lille

Oppression

The Treaty of Versailles, signed in 1919 to conclude World War I, imposed restrictions on Germany that Adolph Hitler would exploit to spur the growth of his Nazi Party. Within twenty years, Germany would move from feeling oppressed to in...