Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

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

Jun112013

DONT BE AFRAID TO ASK

 

The great Baptist preacher Adrian Rogers told of a time when he was a student pastor in the Indian River County area of Florida, a region known for its citrus growers. On one occasion a deacon in the church...Read more

Jun042013

OUR OWN WORST ENEMY

 

In January of 1967, three American heroes, Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee, perished in the first great tragedy to hit the infant American space program. The crew of Apollo 1 was busy conducting preflight tests when an...Read more

May282013

FIRST BASE FIRST

 

Coach Bobby Bowden of Florida State liked to inspire his teams with parables. According to Tennessee Titans center Kevin Long, who played under Bowden, one of Bowden’s favorite stories centered on his playing days in college baseball. Bowden had...Read more

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