The Reserve Tank

by Anonymous

Bill rode home from Bible study on his Honda 1100 Shadow in freedom and glory.  It was a dark, peaceful night on Highway 280.  Then, about five miles from his turnoff in Burlingame the engine sputtered and stopped.  Not a problem, he thought, and he reached down to the fuel petcock to switch it from […]

Marriage Ministry Moment

by Garry Swaffar

Marriage Ministry Moment: A man goes to see the Rabbi. ‘ “Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you about it.” The Rabbi asked, “What’s wrong?” The man replied, “My wife is going to poison me.” The Rabbi, very surprised by this, asks, “How can that be?” The man then pleads, […]

Bread Truck

by Anonymous

Mike (not his real name) emerged from a rough childhood with a smoldering anger in his heart. As a young married man he worked for a beer distributor, which offered free beer to employees. He and some other employees drank and smoked pot together after hours. The combination of these factors took a toll on […]

Dare To Be Different Part III

by Russ Peters

Continued from Part II Let us fast forward to the book of Acts, in the New Testament. The beginning of the Christian Church by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is described in chapter two. In Acts chapter seven, just a few years later (between 34 and 39 AD), a young man by the name […]

Dare To Be Different Part II

by Russ Peters

Dare To Be Different Part II As time went on, Nebuchadnezzar began to forget his awe at Daniel’s God, and instead dwelt on the fact that he was that “head of Gold,” representing the greatest gentile kingdom portrayed in his dream which Daniel had interpreted. Chapter three of Daniel describes how his heart was lifted […]

Dare To Be Different Part I

by Russ Peters

Tuesday, July 4, 2017, was the 241st birthday of the United States of America, a country founded on Christian principles. In the early days the USA was considered to be a Christian nation, whose citizens conducted themselves in such a manner that the nation has been greatly blessed by God. Though the USA has only […]

Flying Free

by Anonymous

When Gordon plays guitar onstage he looks confident and at home in his skin, but it was not always so. Gordon’s love of music dates back to early childhood.  When he and his family watched Ozzie and Harriet on TV, at the end of the show when Ricky Nelson played his guitar and sang a […]

Right Now!

by Anonymous

Nancy prefaced her story by telling me that she is a very careful driver, and does very well in snow. After one particular snowstorm, however, while backing down her driveway, her car began to slip sideways. Nancy had mastered the technique of correcting her steering in this situation, however on this particular day, the car […]

The Ring Debarker

by Anonymous

Shortly before Terry began working at the sawmill he became believer a in Jesus Christ. In those days he was amazed and surprised at the experience of God stepping into his life and changing him. It was the greatest gift he had ever received, and in his joy and child-like innocence he shared the good […]

Keep a Civil Tongue in Your Head

by Russ Peters

The title of this blog came to my mind as I was reading the Bible in my devotions this morning. It is an expression that was common in those long ago days of my youth. This expression is actually defined in the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary and Thesaurus thus: “Keep a civil tongue in your […]