Daily Archives April 27, 2015

Paid In Full

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer\’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box. Curious, and somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man\’s name embossed in gold.

Angry, he shouted at his father and said \”with all your money, you give me a Bible?\” and stormed ...

Three Kernels of Corn Parable

Three young men were once given three kernels of corn apiece by a wise old sage, who admonished them to go out into the world, and use the corn to bring themselves good fortune.

The first young man put his three kernels of corn into a bowl of hot broth and ate them. The second thought, I can do better than that, and he planted his three kernels of corn. Within a few months, he had three stalks of corn. He took the ears of corn from the stalks, boiled them, and had enough corn for three meals.

The third man said to himself, I can do better than that! He also planted his three kernels of corn, but when his three stalks of corn produced, he stripped one of the stalks and replanted all of the seeds in it, gave the second stalk of corn to a sweet maiden, and ate the third...

Be Still

Be Still, and Know that I Am God,

My Father said to Me,

And I will fill you with My Peace,

And set your Spirit Free.

You are my Own; I\’ve Chosen You:

You are Precious in My Sight.

Give Me your Heart and I Promise

You I\’ll be Your Guiding Light.

My Love for you will Never Fade

By your side I\’ll Always Stay.

My Joy will be your Strength and Shield,

If you\’ll let Me have My Way.

I\’m Standing here with Arms

Outstretched I want to Touch and make You Whole. Of My Living Waters, Come and Drink, And I will Quench your Thirsty Soul.

Peace! Be Still! I am with You now,

And no-one could Love You More.

My Love for you will never Die

Of that You can be sure.

That\’s what my Father said to Me

And I know His Words are true.

I know that He has Set me Free

And He\’ll do the Same ...

Be Still With God

All day long I had been very busy; picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and scrubbing floors. My grown children were coming home for the weekend. I went grocery shopping and prepared for a barbecue supper, complete with ribs and chicken. I wanted everything to be perfect.

Suddenly, it dawned on me that I was dog-tired. I simply couldn\’t work as long as I could when I was younger. \”I\’ve got to rest for a minute,\” I told my husband, Roy, as I collapsed into my favorite rocking chair. Music was playing, my dog and cat were chasing each other and the telephone rang.

A scripture from Psalm 46 popped into my mind. \”Be still, and know that I am God.\” I realized that I hadn\’t spent much time in prayer that day...