Tag «sacrifice»

Doing Without

Samuel B. Pierce was a good man and a devoted follower of Jesus. I’d like to share a brief story from his life that should give us pause to think. The story is told that one year, when Sam’s oldest daughter was about to start a new school year, Sam bought his daughter a new …

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Today’s Sermon: Pew Edition

Today was my co-worker’s turn to preach. However, before he ever got up to speak, a little three-year-old girl sitting in the pew in front of me “preached” the first sermon of the day. As the collection plates were being passed around, this little girl was tightly clutching change she was going to sacrifice for the …

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Twice Owned

One of the pleasant memories my wife has of her childhood is when she and her father would perform a duet together. Kim would play the piano and her father would play the fiddle. Their duets brought them a lot of joy and family fun. However, Kim’s dad suffered from the crippling effects of rheumatoid …

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Blessing Others Beyond Our Years

Those of you who are history buffs may know the significance of the date, April 14, 1865.  This was the day President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth.  However, something else of significance happened on that day of which you may not be aware.  Earlier on this very day, President Lincoln signed into …

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Thinking Out Loud On A Monday

I just wanted to share a few thoughts that have been going through my mind since early this morning.  Our church secretary took our weekly contribution to the bank to make our deposit as usual.  However, one of the tellers told her that our deposit slip was incorrect by $10.00.  She explained that the reason …

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