Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Apr022014

GOOD GRIEF

 

Working through the grief that comes with the loss of a friend or loved one is no easy thing. In terms of stress tests the death of a child or spouse tops the list. It is hard to go back to...Read more

Mar252014

FINISH THE SENTENCE

 

A generation ago the George Arliss film, House of Rothschild, made major use of an incident that is said to have occurred at the end of the Napoleonic wars. In the dots and dashes of powerful light beams, a message was...Read more

Feb192014

WATCH YOUR MANNERS

 

Cecil Rhodes, the South African statesman and financier, was known to be a stickler for correct dress. He was a man who minded his P’s and Q’s. Yet one evening during a formal dinner while welcoming his honored guests, who were all wearing...Read more

Feb112014

SOUL FOOD

 

Modern Ethiopia owes much to the great African leader Menelik II. Thought to be a descendant of the legendary Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, Menelik II of Ethiopia maintained his country's independence against Italian aggression. A man of unswerving passion and purpose,...Read more

Jan222014

THATS NOT ALL

 

Roland Hill was an English preacher of yesteryear who loved to bring the love of God to the poor, and the struggling of London. On one occasion he was given a rather large sum of money to help support the pastor of a...Read more

Jan072014

UNITED WE STAND

 

In biblical times the Roman Army was a fierce and formidable force to be reckoned with. Julius Caesar had invaded Britain in 55 BC with only 10,000 men. He had beaten the Gallic tribes of France at the battle of Alesia three years...Read more

Dec302013

LEARN TO SAY NO

 

A man unpacked his lunch in the factory cafeteria, and complained to his fellow worker, “I don’t believe it, bologna again! This is the fourth straight day I have had this!” His fellow worker responded, “Well, why don’t you tell your wife you’re...Read more

Dec172013

DONT STOP THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW

 

There is a sense in which the study of prophecy does for us what travelling into space has done for the scientific world. Scientists have learned much about our world by going outside it through space travel, and looking back. They have learned...Read more

Dec112013

WHAT JUST HAPPENED

 

I once read about a man whose name was mistakenly printed in the obituary column of the local newspaper. As you can imagine no one likes to wake up in the morning, and find out that they are already dead. Livid the man...Read more

Nov192013

NOT HALF BAD

 

Not long ago I found myself sitting outside my local carwash waiting for my car to get dried, and polished off. The carwash attendants were hard at work returning our vehicles to their pristine look. It was a beautiful day, the sun was...Read more

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