Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Nov052013

SHUTTING DOWN THE RUMOR MILL

 

A judge was campaigning for reelection. He had a reputation for integrity, and his life was marked by charity within the community. Yet his opponent sought to drag his reputation through the mud in a vicious campaign against him. His adversary worked overtime...Read more

Oct292013

RISKING IT ALL

 

Before there was Federal Express there was the Pony Express. The Pony Express was a private express company that carried mail, $2.50 an ounce, by an organized relay of horseback riders. The eastern end was in St. Joseph, Missouri, and the western terminal...Read more

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

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