Automobile genus Henry Ford once came up with a revolutionary plan for a new kind of engine which we know today as the V-8. Ford was eager to get his great new idea into production. He had some men draw up the plans, and presented them to the engineers. As the engineers studied the drawings, one by one they came to the same conclusion. Their visionary boss just didnt know much about the fundamental
Vacation in Zambia
If youre planning to vacation in Zambia, beware of the street-corner emerald vendors. And if youre driving, be prepared for some confusion in the streets, owing to stolen traffic lights. The two warnings are related: The traffic light thieves are selling green glass chips to unsuspecting tourists who think theyre getting bargain-basement emeralds.
Vaid Ordinances of the Church
An American tourist in Paris, who purchased an inexpensive amber necklace in a trinket shop, was shocked when he had to pay quite a high duty on it to clear customs in New York. This aroused his curiosity, so he had it appraised. After looking at the object under a magnifying glass, the jeweler said, Ill give you $25,000 for it. Greatly surprised, the man decided to have another
Value by Association
An American tourist in Paris who purchased an inexpensive amber necklace in a trinket shop was shocked when he had to pay quite a high duty on it to clear customs in New York. This aroused his curiosity, so he had it appraised. After looking at the object under a powerful magnifying glass, the jeweler said, "I'll give you ,000 for it." Greatly surprised, the man decided to have another expert examine
Value in Disaster
Thomas Edisons manufacturing facilities in West Orange, N. J., were heavily damaged by fire one night in December, 1914. Edison lost almost $1 million worth of equipment and the record of much of his work. The next morning, walking about the charred embers of his hopes and dreams, the 67-year-old inventor said: There is value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Now we can
Value of Gods Gift
Who can estimate the value of Gods gift, when He gave to the world His only begotten Son! It is something unspeakable and incomprehensible. It passes mans understanding. Two things there are which man has no arithmetic to reckon, and no line to measure. One of these things is the extent of that mans loss who loses his own soul. The other is the extent of Gods gift when he gave
Value of Popularity
The gatekeeper at the railroad station demanded that everybody present his ticket before going through the gate to the train. From those who could not find their tickets readily there was much grumbling and swearing. One watching the scene said to the gatekeeper, "You don't seem to be very popular with the crowd." He cast his eyes upward to the floor above, where the superintendent's office was, and
In a survey of more than 40,000 Americans these qualities were most valued in a friend:
1. the ability to keep confidences
3. warmth and affection.
Values are often unwritten assumptions that guide our actions. Values demonstrate our convictions and priorities. Values are confirmed by our actions, not just our words. Values are not a doctrinal statement; they are convictions that determine how our church operates. Values provide the foundation for formulating goals and setting the direction of the churchs ministry. Core values are the 5-10
Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Transfiguration Sunday / the Last Sunday after Epiphany
There are 49 days til Easter!