Tag Archives: commitment

Complete Trust

“Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ When he had said this, he breathed his last.”—Luke 23:46 These words that Jesus spoke from the cross fulfilled a prophecy from Psalm 31:5—“Into your … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Giving

Someone once pointed out that you can look at your breakfast of bacon and eggs to see a good example of the difference between commitment and sacrifice. The chicken was committed to providing for your breakfast. However, the pig was … Continue reading

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That’s Commitment!

Actors and actresses will sometimes go to extreme measures to prepare for an upcoming role. Some have either gained or lost a tremendous amount of weight, putting their health at risk in the process. Others have learned a new language, … Continue reading

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All My Bags Are Packed

Jim Denison remembers something remarkable that happened while he was serving as a missionary in East Malaysia. At the end of a worship service at a small church, a teenage girl came forward to announce her decision to accept Christ … Continue reading

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No Turning Back

William Borden was an heir to the Borden dairy fortune. However, he chose to give up the pleasures of his position in order to go into full time Christian service. Upon graduation from high school in the early 1900s, William … Continue reading

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Choose Carefully

Danny Clark is a highly regarded quarterback from Akron, Ohio. Clark, a 6-foot-4, 230 pound high school senior, grew up rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was elated when the Buckeyes recruited him, and he committed to Ohio State … Continue reading

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Commitment

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have made it to the finals of the College World Series in their first CWS appearance. The school’s baseball program had fallen on hard times when coach Gary Gilmore arrived there in 1996. The previous year … Continue reading

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Contemporary Wedding

Former Education Secretary William Bennett once attended a contemporary wedding where the bride and groom did not promise to stay together “til death do we part”. Instead, in their wedding vows, the couple pledged to remain together “as long as love … Continue reading

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Take the Plunge

I heard about a preacher who had agreed to baptize someone who wanted to become a Christian. When the man arrived at the location where he was to be baptized, the preacher was surprised to see him wearing a complete … Continue reading

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Big Follower

I’m a big follower of the Lewis County Lions high school football team. They are having a surprisingly good season, and I have rooted for them at all their games. Well, make that most of their games. The road trips … Continue reading

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