There was once a farmer who had a a real problem with crows in his corn field. Nothing he tried worked to keep them away. Even the scarecrow did not work. The man was very frustrated.
This farmer had a pet parrot that he kept inside all of the ttime. had learned to talk an- was a great source of as he was alone. One day the door was left open and the parrot flew outside. He eventually ended up in the corn field with the crows. Continue reading “Bad Company”
The people who consistently manifest the greatest joy are those who refuse to be discouraged by their circumstances. Someone has said, “If life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.”
Charles Goodyear’s lemon was a prison sentence, resulting from a contempt of court citation. While in prison, Goodyear became an assistant in the kitchen, and while there, he continued to work on an idea. In the process, he discovered a method for vulcanizing rubber. His lemon, a prison sentence, became our lemonade. He produced better tires which meant better travel and a better way of life. Continue reading “Fruitful in the land of Affliction”
The theme of Revelation is victory. To each of the seven churches there is a special promise to “him that overcometh“. For example, “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God” (2:7). Satan’s attacks may be through persecutions, temptations, false doctrines, discouragements, or lukewarmness. Only by overcoming these things can we enjoy the heavenly city (21:27). Continue reading “The Formula For Victory, By David R. Pharr”