Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

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

Apr172012

GOOD AND ANGRY

In the book of Proverbs unguarded and ungodly anger is likened to a destructive flood that swallows everything in its path (Prov. 27:4). Yet, while anger over the wrong thing, at the wrong time, and in the wrong manner is a destructive force not unlike a flood, there is such...Read more

Apr102012

CHILDREN AT RISK

It is the duty of every parent to protect their children from harm and danger. Our children young or old are always at risk from things seen and unseen. They are at risk from germs, passing traffic, sexual predators, bad company, car accidents, unwanted pregnancy, theological error, poor choices, and...Read more

Apr032012

DONT FORGET TO TAKE THE TRASH OUT

When a man was hanging on a cross, suspended on iron spikes, he wanted one thing and one thing only, death. He thought of one person and one person only, himself. Given that reality that is what makes the seven cries of Jesus from the cross utterly incredible. Unlike all...Read more

Mar132012

LOST FOR WORDS

As a man was leaving church, he stopped to talk to his pastor and told him, “Pastor, you are smarter than Albert Einstein.” The pastor blushed and replied, “Smarter than Einstein? Einstein was one of the smartest men who ever lived. What makes you think that I am smarter than...Read more

Feb282012

THERE IS MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM

A lady went to her local bank to withdraw some money from her account. Having received it from the teller she proceeded to count it and then recount it. Wondering if he had made a mistake the teller asked, “What is it lady, isn’t it all there?” The woman snapped...Read more

Feb142012

AND EVERYBODY SAID AMEN

Uncle Irv was not noted for his religious devotion but he needed one million dollars to clinch a real estate deal. So he went down to his local synagogue to pray for the money. By chance he knelt down next to a man who was praying for one hundred dollars...Read more

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