Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Jul182011

FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS TO SAY

I once read about an Ambassador from Spain to America who did not know the English language very well. In a meeting with an American diplomat they began to engage in some small talk, and so the Ambassador was asked if he had any children. The Ambassador tried to explain...Read more

Jul122011

SPOILED FOR CHOICE

Daniel Boone was one of the heroes of the American frontier. It is said that he was once returning from the uncharted forests beyond the Kentucky River, and was asked by a lady if he was ever lost. The famous scout replied, “I cannot say I was ever lost, ma’am,...Read more

Jul052011

GOING FORWARD

Some years back the Readers Digest magazine told the story that when someone suggested that rowing become part of the Clemson University’s athletic program, Athletic Director, Frank Howard, declared, “We are not gonna have no sport where you sit down and go backwards.”Read more

Jun282011

WORK ON THE FUNDAMENTALS

A generation back there was a famous Hollywood actor named Spencer Tracy who starred in such notable flicks as Captain Courageous (1937), Father of the Bride (1950), and The Old Man and the Sea (1958). Most people in that day thought he was the best actor they had ever seen....Read more

Jun212011

OUT OF THIS WORLD

When David Thoreau, the American writer, was on his deathbed, he was visited by a minister who urged his dying friend to be ready for death. The pastor queried, “Do you know where you are going in the next life?” Thoreau waved him away with the words, “One world at...Read more

Jun142011

KEEP KNOCKING

William Temple, 98th Archbishop of Canterbury, famously said: “Prayer is not the overcoming of God’s reluctance but the laying hold of His willingness.” In these words we are reminded that we should never be afraid to pray to God or hesitate to ask for His help. God does not have...Read more

Jun082011

THE TEST OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS

We say that a first impression can be a lasting impression and indeed that is true. The first time we do something is often the most memorable. The first time we meet someone we immediately begin to decide whether we like them or not. First impressions are indelible, and that...Read more

Jun022011

BELIEVE THE BEST

In his book Life Essentials, author Tony Evans remembers during his days at Dallas Seminary how one of his favorite professor’s, Dr. Howard Hendricks, told them of how his fifth-grade teacher tied him to the chair in an attempt to make him behave. When he went to sixth grade, his...Read more

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