Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Oct232013

SETTING PRIORITIES

 

Filmmaker Walt Disney was known for chopping anything from his movies that got in the way of the story’s progress and pace. Ward Kimball can attest to that fact! Ward Kimball, one of the animators for Snow White, recalls working 240 days on...Read more

Oct152013

ANOTHER ATTACK IS COMING

 

In 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher narrowly escaped with her life after two bombs exploded in the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England, where she was staying along with many other government figures. They were there for the national...Read more

Oct012013

HAVING A FIT

 

Henry Martyn was a 19th century British missionary who left behind a glittering academic career at Cambridge to go to India and Persia for Christ. He was only twenty-four years of age when he left the British Isles. It...Read more

Sep242013

PRECIOUS MEMORIES

 

Any visit to Washington D.C. would be incomplete without a stroll along Massachusetts Avenue where you pass roughly 50 foreign embassies housed in mansions that range from the elegant, to the imposing, to the out there. Many consider the...Read more

Sep172013

WICKED GOOD

 

When June and I lived in the United Kingdom, one of our favorite confectionary shops was a store called Thornton’s. They were known for their chocolates and toffee. Our friends and family knew this, and so when...Read more

Aug132013

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

 

In the movie The Taking of Pelham 123, a New York City subway dispatcher, Walter Barger (Denzel Washington), is called upon by the police and FBI to draw from his extensive knowledge of the subway system in...Read more

Aug062013

GO EASY

 

John Wesley, the great Methodist evangelist, was once crossing the Atlantic on his way to America with Mr. Olgethorpe, who was to be the governor of Savannah, Georgia.  On one particular day during the voyage, Wesley heard a great...Read more

Jul302013

SHOW SOME GRATITUDE

 

The guy was obviously down in the mouth as he sat on the park bench. He was so depressed looking that a policeman who was patrolling the area sat down and sought to console him. “Something the matter?” asked...Read more

Jul162013

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT

 

In 1758, Princeton College called Jonathan Edwards to be their next President. The New England theologian went ahead of his wife, Sarah, to begin the new job while she stayed back to wrap things up on the home front....Read more

Jun252013

FREE SPEECH

 

In “Lectures to My Students” the great English preacher C. H. Spurgeon, recounts the memory of a friend of Martin Luther regarding the great Protestant Reformer’s praying.  Theodorus said of Luther, “I overheard him in prayer, but good God,...Read more

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