Truth Matters

The latest devotional by Philip De Courcy


You Need Help

There is a famous story of Roland, an officer in the army of Charlemagne. He was in charge of the rear guard of the army, and he was suddenly caught by the Saracens at Roncesvalles. The battle was hot and heavy with Roland and his men facing terrible odds. Now...Read more


Stay Put

Someone once asked a desert monk, Abba Anthony, “What must one do to please God?”  The first two parts of his response were expected: First, always be aware of God’s presence, and second, obey God’s Word. But the third caught people off guard: “Wherever you find yourself - do not easily...Read more


The Pain Is Gone

The maxim of “no pain, no gain” was put on dramatic display by the Japanese gymnast Shun Fujimoto in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. During competition, Fujimoto’s  Olympic dreams quickly started to fade when he broke his right knee while performing the floor exercises. It was obvious to all that the injury...Read more


Learning Contentment

Fanny  Crosby was one of America’s great hymnwriters. She was born in Putnam County, New York in March, 1820. When she was just over a month-old, she contracted an eye inflammation which was terribly mismanaged by her doctor, leaving her blind. Later in life she graciously forgave the doctor who seemingly...Read more


Finding The Heart To Go On

In his book Life as a Vapor, John Piper writes: “I am glad for adrenaline; I suspect it gets me through lots of Sundays. But it doesn’t do much for Mondays. I am even more thankful for my heart. It just keeps on being a humble, quiet servant – during good days...Read more


Try A Little Kindness

Recently a friend in our church related an amazing story concerning his grandmother Lois Cowles. In 2005, Lois’ family received an out-of-the-blue call from a man who, as a boy, had grown up beside them in Arizona. The boy’s father had been the fire chief in that small town. It...Read more


Promises, Promises

When the pioneering missionary Hudson Taylor opened a bank account for the China Inland Mission, the application form required the applicant to list its assets. Taylor reportedly stated the sum total of the missions’ assets as: “Ten pounds and all the promises of God.” When Adoniram Judson, the first Baptist...Read more


The Unwanted Gift

The great Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon liked to tell the story of a renowned painter plying his craft on a high platform in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. While admiring and assessing his work, the painter backed up inch by inch to appreciate the whole. Without knowing it, he...Read more


Getting Behind The Leader

Every pastor would be well served if his people adopted the prayer of the late Senator Robert S. Kerr from Oklahoma who prayed for himself and his pastor: “Lord, let me be a pillar of strength, to hold my pastor up, and not a thorn in the flesh to sap...Read more


Wide Awake

In his book “Simple,” author Robert Morgan talks about a little boy who said to his parents one morning, “I am not going to get out of bed until I see Jesus.” The father was naturally perplexed until the little fellow pointed to a picture on the wall, which was...Read more