Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Nov082011

PROOF OF BIRTH (Part 2)

The story is told of the daughter who thought that it was time for her aging and widowed mother to get on with life, so she set her up on a blind date with an elderly gentleman friend. When her mother returned after the evening out, her daughter asked how...Read more

Sep202011

DO SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

The tragedy of the Titanic’s demise in 1912 is the sad story of the ship’s glancing blow against an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean due to carelessness. The rub up against the iceberg caused a series of fatal puncture holes or gashes beneath the water line. The ship began...Read more

Sep132011

IN THE KNOW

A man in New York City had a wife who had a cat. Actually, the cat had her. She loved the cat. She stroked it, combed its fur, fed and pampered it. The man detested the cat. He was allergic to cat hair; he hated the smell of the litter...Read more

Sep062011

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

What is the best way to reach the world for Christ? The answer to that question is one home and one heart at a time! Evangelism that is up close and personal is still the best method of reaching the lost. Statistics continue to show that a majority of people...Read more

Aug232011

THE BLESSING OF NOT KNOWING IT ALL

The mother was waiting for her little girl to get off the bus after her first day at school. When she got off the bus, the mother asked her, “What did you learn today?” The little girl replied, “Nothing, I guess. The teacher said I have to come back tomorrow.”...Read more

Aug162011

HAVING ENOUGH

Many years ago Dr. Joseph Parker, a contemporary of C. H. Spurgeon and pastor of the famous City Temple Church, mounted the steps to his pulpit and announced his reading for the morning as Psalm 23. Slowly and distinctly he read, “The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want.”...Read more

Jul262011

TARGETED FOR ASSASSINATION

Before entering the ministry, I spent some six years as a reserve police officer in the Royal Ulster Constabulary. At the time, Northern Ireland was dealing with the insurgency of the IRA terrorist organization which was trying to force the British out of Northern Ireland against the will of the...Read more

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

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

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

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