Truth Matters

The latest devotional by Philip De Courcy


Perfect Timing

Phillips Brooks, the former New England pulpiteer, was known for his calm demeanor. So, you can guess the surprise of his associates when they found him pacing up and down the floor of his study like a lion in a cage. One of the friends asked, “What is the trouble,...Read more


Targeted For Assassination

Before entering the ministry, I spent some six years as a reserve police officer in the Royal Ulster Constabulary. At the time, Northern Ireland was dealing with the insurgency of the IRA terrorist organization, which was trying to force the British out of Northern Ireland against the will of the...Read more


Finding The Right Words To Say

I once read about a Spanish ambassador who came to America and did not know the English language very well. In a meeting with an American diplomat, he began to engage in some small talk, and the ambassador was asked if he had any children. The ambassador tried to explain...Read more


Spoiled For Choice

Daniel Boone was one of the heroes of the American frontier. It is said that he was once returning from the uncharted forests beyond the Kentucky River, and he was asked by a lady if he was ever lost. The famous scout replied, “I cannot say I was ever lost,...Read more


Going Forward

Some years back, the Reader’s Digest magazine told the story of when someone suggested that rowing become part of the Clemson University’s athletic program. Then Athletics Director Frank Howard declared, “We aren’t 'gonna' have no sport where you sit down and go backwards.” Read more


Work On The Fundamentals

A generation back, there was a famous Hollywood actor named Spencer Tracy who starred in such notable films as Captains Courageous (1937), Father of the Bride (1950), and The Old Man and the Sea (1958). Most people in that day thought he was the best actor they had ever seen. His performances seemed flawless and looked...Read more


Out Of This World

In The Parables, Gary Inrig writes that when Henry David Thoreau, the American writer, was on his deathbed, he was visited by a minister. The pastor urged his dying friend to be ready for death, and he queried, “Do you know where you are going in the next life?” Thoreau waved...Read more


Straight As An Arrow

A husband and wife who worked for the circus went to an adoption agency. In hearing of their desire to adopt a child, social workers naturally raised doubts about their suitability, given their circus lifestyle. In response, the couple produced photos of their 45-foot motor home, which was clean, well-maintained,...Read more


Won't Let Go

Davon Huss tells the amazing story of a boy who lived in South Florida who came home one sticky, hot afternoon to take a cool swim in the pond behind his home. The water seemed so inviting that he raced for the pond without going inside the house, simply dropping...Read more


Keep Knocking

William Temple, 98th Archbishop of Canterbury, famously said, “Prayer is not the overcoming of God’s reluctance but the laying hold of His willingness.” In these words, we are reminded that we should never be afraid to pray to God or hesitate to ask for His help. God does not have...Read more