Dedication

I’d give My Life to Play a Piano Like You (illustration)

If you want to be good at playing an instrument, it takes dedication, commitment, and countless hours of practice. An admirer once approached a great pianist and said, “I’d give my life to be able to play like you.” The pianist replied, “I did.” (Source Unknow …

Ryrie - Definition of Dedication (illustration)

Each believer stands on one side or the other of dedication. Either we have made this lifelong commitment or we have not. Either we have faced the issue of who is to be the master of our lives or we have been plucking up one side at a time. (Charles Ryrie, Balancing The Christian …

Elizabeth Elliot - “I gave all to Jesus.” (illustration)

Elizabeth Elliot tells in her book “Passion and Purity,” how on her first date with Jim Elliot (one of the five martyred missionaries in Ecuador), they went to a missionary meeting at Moody Church in Chicago, late in April. The speaker was one of the daughters of the fa …

David Lloyd George’s Mother Gave her Life for Him (illustration)

Many years ago, a young mother was making her way on foot across the hills of South Wales, carrying her infant son. A blinding blizzard overtook the pair, and the mother never reached her destination. Searchers found her lifeless body, with the baby snuggled beneath her, warm and …

Son Who Didn’t Want to Go to School (illustration)

Early one morning, a mother went in to wake up her son. Mom: “Wake up, son. It’s time to go to school!” Son: “But why, Mom? I don’t want to go.” Mom: “Give me two reasons why you don’t want to go.” Son: “Well, the kids hate me for one, and th …

Fanny Crosby Wrote More Than 8,000 Gospel Song (illustration)

It is estimated that Fanny Crosby wrote more than 8,000 gospel song texts in her lifetime. Her hymns have been and are still being sung more frequently than those of any other gospel hymn writer. Her many favorites have been an important part of evangelical worship for the past c …

The Miami Dolphins Unforgettable Season (illustration)

Thirty years ago, the Miami Dolphins embarked on an unforgettable & unparalleled season. 14-0 regular season, then a 3-0 run through the playoffs culminating with a Super Bowl victory. No other team has matched that perfect record. Every year 30-some odd teams try, but for 3 …