Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Oct232012

IT COMES WITH A GUARANTEE

When a young couple gets married, they immediately dream of getting their own house. They work hard, and set about saving their money for a down payment on their dream house. Finally the day arrives when they draw up the papers to buy the house. They meet with the bank...Read more

Oct022012

THE FIRST PLACE

Gandhi was a great admirer of Christ. He considered the life of Christ a beautiful example of the perfect man. He was deeply impressed by Christ’s teaching on the Sermon on the Mount and sought to follow its message. He viewed Christ as the embodiment of sacrifice, and a great...Read more

Sep182012

MAKE YOUR MIND UP AND GET ON WITH IT

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip and during the night Holmes said, “Watson, look up into the sky and tell me what you see.” Watson said, “I see millions and millions of stars.” Holmes then asked, “And what does that tell you?” Watson reflected and responded,...Read more

Aug212012

PAY ATTENTION

Some years ago I attended a Pastor’s Conference at Cedarville University in Ohio and heard Mark Bailey, President of Dallas Seminary, tell the following story. On a particular day, a successful executive was speeding down a street in his fancy new Jag watching for children that might dart out in...Read more

Aug142012

ITS OFF TO WORK WE GO

Like all good Israelites, the writer of Proverbs 14:23 assumes the place, dignity and validly of all types of work. “In all (kinds of) labor there is profit.” The place and necessity of work is assumed throughout the Old Testament. This appreciation for work grew out of their doctrine of...Read more

Jul032012

BE YOURSELF

One of the keys to success in life is to live the life God has planned for us, and to be ourselves, and not someone else! Yet, people often spent their lives wishing they had someone else’s looks, family, job or abilities instead of their own. An example of this...Read more

Jun192012

CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE

On New Year’s Day, 1929, Georgia Tech and California played each other in the Rose Bowl. Late in the second quarter, Roy Riegels recovered a fumble for California, and in his excitement became confused, and started running some 69 yards in the wrong direction. Teammate and quarterback Benny Lom chased...Read more

Jun052012

LIVING WITH DYING

Just recently I came across a rather strange website called DeathClock.com. On this site I was asked to answer a few questions regarding my date of birth, mood, and body mass index. After entering the data and clicking a button, a calculation was made as to the projected day of...Read more

May012012

A SURE THING

I heard the story of a polar bear and her young cub living in the frigid extremes of Alaska. One morning the cub came to her mother and said, “Mom, are you sure I am a polar bear?” “Of course you are,” the mother calmly replied. The cub went away...Read more

Apr242012

KEEPING SCORE

Recently I read a beautiful story about a grandmother celebrating her fiftieth wedding anniversary. Surrounded by friends and family, she was asked, “What is the secret of your long marriage?” “Oh, it is very simple,” she said. “Before Henry and I got married, I was determined to write down a...Read more

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