This famous poem challenges us to live for those who come after us. What will you leave behind?
Will Allen Dromgoole wrote over 7,500 poems, 5,000 essays, and thirteen published books. This poem is one of her most famous. It was often reprinted and remains popular today.
“The Bridge Builder” poem is still a favorite of preachers and motivational speakers.
This poem is a tremendous preaching and teaching illustration. It reminds the listener that we have a responsibility to help those that will come after us by how we choose to live today.
Do you know an adamant unbeliever that needs Jesus? These powerful Bible verses for atheists and agnostics may help them see the light.
Atheism and agnosticism are on the rise. This is not due to new evidence against God or man’s evolution.
The real reason may surprise you!
Have you ever cut yourself shaving and couldn’t get it to stop bleeding? This $2 item will save you some embarrassment and heartache.
One of our ushers came to a church service with a piece of toilet paper on his face. I knew what happened even before I asked him about it. He cut himself shaving and it wouldn’t stop. Every time he took the paper off, it would start bleeding again.
I’m not criticizing. It has happened to us all. We spent the next few minutes exchanging stories of our similar embarrassing moments.
I told him of an item that would keep him from ever having to face this stressful situation again.
It’s called a Styptic Pencil.
It is a simple item that IMMEDIATELY stops bleeding from shaving cuts. It burns for a second, but it is worth the momentary pain. It is a lifesaver.
Why write about this cheap item?
I cut myself this morning shaving. I don’t do it often, but I was in a hurry today so I nicked my face. I could barely see the cut, but the blood started flowing. 🙁 I took out my styptic pencil and stopped the bleeding immediately. I was thankful to have this simple tool.
As I thanked the Lord for a quick solution to the problem, I thought back to a situation a few years ago. I was out of town getting ready for an important meeting. As I was shaving in the hotel, I cut myself. I looked for my Styptic Pencil in my travel bag, but it was not there. Oh no!
The only thing I could do was try to stop the bleeding by pressure. I held a tissue to the minuscule cut thinking that it would clot quickly. It didn’t. After several minutes, I had to keep getting ready so I did what we all do – I put a small piece of tissue paper on the cut to stop it. I tried to take the tissue paper off a few times, but the microscopic cut started to bleed again.
I had to leave the embarrassing white tissue stuck to my face until I arrived in the parking lot. Thankfully, I remembered to take it off before I walked into a meeting with sharp-dressed business executives.
All of that drama would have been avoided if I just had my Styptic Pencil.
I was so thankful for the quick remedy this morning that I thought I would share this pro tip. You never have to face the panic or awkwardness of a shaving cut that won’t stop bleeding again.
Pick up a Styptic Pencil this week. I recommend the 3-pack. You won’t be sorry. Keep one anywhere you shave. Put one in your travel bag and leave it there so you never forget it.
You can get one HERE or at your local department store.
Do you have a similar embarrassing shaving story that you would like to share?
Sins don’t happen alone. They operate in groups. If you surrender to one sin, expect more to follow.
Luke 11:26 “Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.”
This parable speaks of a man who had an evil spirit. The evil spirit left him. I believe the story implies that the man worked to rid himself of the evil spirit. He was successful for a period of time. However, the evil spirit recruited seven more wicked spirits and barged back into the man’s life. He was worse off in the end than he was in the beginning!
[shareable]Remember that sins run in groups. When you open the door to one, you are inviting more to follow.[/shareable]
There are several vital truths found in this parable.
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Why did Jesus Christ endure the Cross? It was the price required to pay for sin. He did it to pay for the sin that you are tempted to commit.
1 Corinthians 15:3 “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;”
It helps to remember how terrible sin is when struggling with temptation. The world, the flesh, and the devil try to convince us that sin isn’t really a big deal. They will say that most of what the Bible calls sins are personal preferences that don’t hurt anybody.
Just how bad is sin?
The awfulness of a storm is measured by what it costs to fix the damage created by it. The awfulness of sin can be calculated using the same measure.
It is easy to see the horrible effects of sin in the world. That evidence alone should be enough to convince a rational person of sin’s repulsiveness.
Furthermore, sin is so damaging, dangerous, and destructive that it was dragging the entire human race to Hell!
[shareable]The next time you are enticed to sin, remember how terrible sin truly is. Remember what Christ went through to pay for it. Just say NO![/shareable]
However, if you want to see just how terrible sin is you must look at the Cross of Calvary. There you will see (more…)