Truth Matters

The weekly devotional of Philip De Courcy

Jul052016

ONE DAY AT A TIME

As with baseball, so with life, success is achieved not by hitting a few grand slams once in a while, but by the consistent hitting of singles and doubles each and every day. A meaningful and memorable life is nothing more than the sum total of successful years, a successful...Read more

Jun262016

KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY

“Trust God and keep your powder dry” is a saying that dates back to the English Civil war and is attributed to Oliver Cromwell. It is a statement that would remind us that faith in God does not make one irrational or irresponsible. Trusting God does not relieve the soldier...Read more

Jun202016

THIS IS GODS WORK

One of the great dangers in life is trying to do too much for God. I know it sounds heretical but there can be a serving of God that is sinful; service that makes us look big and God small. In this, we can unwittingly rob God of his glory. We...Read more

Jun062016

BE YOURSELF

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

May302016

TAKE SHELTER

Martin Niemoller was a former U-boat captain, Lutheran pastor, and one of the founders of the Confessional Church, which opposed the nazification of German Protestant churches. In 1934, Adolf Hitler summoned German church leaders to his Berlin office to bludgeon them into submission. According to Hitler, they were to confine...Read more

May222016

THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE

Sometime ago I had the pleasure and privilege of enjoying lunch with famed Anaheim Angels baseball player, Garret Anderson in the company of a few friends. Garret’s storied career had included winning the World Series, All Star Game MVP, three time All-Star, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year, and at...Read more

May162016

RUNNING GETS YOU NOWHERE

There are times in life when things can get so bad that running away seems like the best and only solution. That is why every day people quit their jobs, file for divorce, leave the ministry, or drop out of school. They have run out of steam and so they...Read more

May102016

BE GOOD

Two Christian friends stood talking. One said to the other, “This has been a good day for I have done nothing today of which I am ashamed.” The other replied, “This has been a bad day for I have done nothing today of which I am proud.” In this conversation,...Read more

May012016

FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT

Author and pastor Max Lucado tells of a time when he almost lost his two-year-old daughter when she accidentally fell into a swimming pool one day. Although a tragedy was averted, Lucado admits that on his part there had been carelessness and a taking for granted attitude that lead to...Read more

Apr242016

LIVING LETTERS

Towards the end of his book, “Max on Life,” author Max Lucado encourages his readers to remember that the apostles were writers and that we need to pick up the pens that Paul, John, and Luke have set down. The pen is indeed mightier than the sword and writing is...Read more

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