Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Apr262015

I KNOW YOU

 

Amy Carmichael was a young girl from Belfast, my home city, who gave her life to God in missions and her heart to India for fifty years establishing the now famous Dohnavur Fellowship. Her focus centered on rescuing and reclaiming young girls who...Read more

Apr152015

I LIKE THE WAY YOU LOOK

 

Ravi Zacharias tells the story of an evangelist named Yakov, a story he borrowed from a book entitled Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy, written by Marie Chapian. The story goes that Yakov had been witnessing to an older man by the...Read more

Apr082015

WASTE NOT WANT NOT

 

I heard it first in my mother’s kitchen where many a good lesson was learned, but I believe it was first said by Benjamin Franklin, “Waste not want not.” It is a maxim that serves to remind us that what we preserve today...Read more

Mar262015

YOURS SINCERELY

 

The story is told that during a political debate an opponent of president Lincoln accused him of being two-faced and duplicitous. The crowd waited for a response. Lincoln in forming an answer was well aware that he was no oil painting when it...Read more

Mar112015

THREE CHEERS

 

While I was a teenager in Britain during the 1970s Ian Dury and the Blockheads conquered the pop music world with their number one single, Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick. That was followed shortly by another hit single Reasons to be Cheerful...Read more

Mar042015

GIVE IT YOUR ALL

 

In 1968, the Ohio State Buckeyes made it to the college football national championship. Along the way they soundly and roundly defeated their arch rivals Michigan 50-14. The game against the Wolverines is remembered for the fact, that while the men in scarlet...Read more

Feb112015

THE SUPPORTING CAST

 

Each year at the Oscars, the film industry does a good thing by not only recognizing the star power of the “best actor” or “best director,” but they also recognize the value of the supporting cast. Alongside the “best actor” and “best director”...Read more

Jan222015

YOU DONT GET TO WRITE THE RULES

 

I once read that Willie Nelson, the acclaimed country star, bought his own golf course. Somebody asked what “par” was for the course. “Anything I want it to be,” he replied. “See that hole over there? It is a par 47.” Then he...Read more

Jan132015

REMIND ME AGAIN

 

I recently read about man who lost the function of his memory due to a horrendous mix up in the operating theatre during which the wrong part of his brain was removed. In all other areas he functioned well, but he was unable...Read more

Dec022014

IT TAKES TWO

 

Sports writer, and columnist Rick Reilly gave this advice to rookie professional football players: “Stop thumping your chest. The line blocked, the quarterback threw you a perfect spiral while getting his head knocked off, and the good receiver blew the double coverage. Get...Read more

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