Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Nov192014

KEEP THE DOOR OPEN

 

T. W. Wilson was Billy Graham’s lifelong friend, and trusted companion. Wherever Billy went he went, and whatever Billy needed, he sought to supply. Like Jonathan toward King David, T. W. Wilson was happy to spend the balance of his life serving next...Read more

Nov122014

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

 

Billy Graham’s brother-in-law, Leighton Ford, tells of a time when Billy visited a large, and influential church. The host informed Dr. Graham of a rather sad, and sordid situation the church had recently addressed. It centered on one of the church officers who...Read more

Nov052014

PARDON THE INTERRUPTION

 

In his book How to Talk so that People Listen, Steve Brown tells the story of Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise who was asked to speak at an anti-Nazi meeting in Brooklyn. As a result of his acceptance, he received numerous threatening letters. Some...Read more

Oct222014

AN AUDIENCE OF ONE

 

Some years back Jack Kemp closed a Memorial Day address with this memorable story. It centered on the outstanding football coach of Columbia University, Lou Little. A man whom General Eisenhower, president of the university, called one of the greatest leaders he ever...Read more

Oct152014

HEADS UP

 

On the 4th of July, 2011, a motorcyclist taking part in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he tragically flipped over his bike’s handlebars, and smacked his head against the ground. State Troopers told the Post-Standard of...Read more

Sep172014

PLAYING SECOND FIDDLE

 

A reporter once asked the celebrated orchestra conductor Leonard Bernstein what was the most difficult instrument to play.  Given Bernstein’s experience, and expertise, the reporter was eager to hear the great conductor’s valued opinion. To the reporter’s surprise, Leonard Bernstein replied without any...Read more

Aug132014

GOING PUBLIC

 

A few years back I found myself struggling in the pulpit to project my voice with any volume. After several visits to doctors and vocal specialists, it was determined I had a nodule on my vocal cord that would require surgery to remove...Read more

Aug062014

FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES

 

In April 2001, in the midst of renewed fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, a motorcade carrying the Security Service Chief of Gaza came under a hail of bullets from IDF troops. In a state of panic the official called Yasser Arafat from...Read more

Jul302014

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL

 

During the Second World War, C. J. Auchinleck, the commander-in-chief of the Middle East Force on the Allied side, put out the following order: “There exists a real danger that our friend Rommel is becoming a king or a magician or a bogeyman...Read more

Jun252014

NO TIME TO WASTE

 

Thomas Chalmers was a minister in the Church of Scotland who in the early days of his pastorate did not know God, and was not known for his godliness. Not known to God, not known for his godliness, but he was well known...Read more

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