Fear

Comfort: Tragedy of a Mother’s Fear (illustration)

Let me tell you a true but tragic story; A woman was walking along a riverbank with her child. Suddenly the child slipped into the river. The mother screamed in terror. She couldn’t swim, and besides, she was in the latter stages of pregnancy. Finally, somebody heard her screamin …

George Patton’s Solution to his Fears (illustration)

During World War II, a military governor met with General George Patton in Sicily. When he praised Patton highly for his courage and bravery, the general replied, “Sir, I am not a brave man ... The truth is, I am a coward. I have never been within the sound of gunshot or in …

Pilot’s Recording of An Airplane in Trouble (illustration)

Charles Sawyer, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, tells about the planeload of people flying across the Atlantic. A voice comes on the intercom: “We are now flying at 35,000 feet. If you will notice, out the right window, the two engines on that side are on fire, and the en …

Fear (illustration)

In 1933 during the dark days of the depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said in a radio speech. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” (George Sweeting, Who Said That? p.196). …

You and I Have Read The Book But Has The Lion Read The Book (illustration)

Two explorers were on a jungle safari when suddenly a ferocious lion jumped in front of them. “Keep calm” the first explorer whispered. “Remember what we read in that book on wild animals? If you stand perfectly still and look the lion in the eye, he will turn and …

84 year old grandmother nails the door shut on the burglar (illustration)

We need to be like the 84 year old grandmother who fiercely maintained her independence and lived alone in the old family home. Her 4 children lived in the same town, but she rarely called them except in emergencies. It was with some apprehension, therefore, that one of her sons …

Refused to be Released From Prison (illustration)

I read about a prisoner in Florida some years ago that was pardoned by the governor. The man refused to be released from his sentence. The case went to court and the judge decided that unless the man accepted the dismissal of his sentence he would have to serve the entire …

Did The Lion Read The Book (illustration)

Two explorers were on a jungle safari when suddenly a lion jumped in front of them. “Keep calm” the first explorer whispered. “Remember what we read in that book on wild animals? If you stand perfectly still and look the lion in the eye, he will turn and run. …

What is Causing Your Sickness? (illustration)

“Medical science recognizes that emotions such as fear, sorrow, envy, resentment and hatred are responsible for the majority of our sicknesses. Estimates vary from 60 to 100 percent.” (None of These Diseases, Dr. S.I. McMillen) …

It is Dark in There And I am Scared (illustration)

Five year old Johnny was in the kitchen as his mother made supper. She asked him to go into the pantry and get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go in alone. “It’s dark in there and I’m scared.” She asked again, and he persisted. Finally she said, …

Moody Ready to Meet His Sister (illustration)

Dwight Moody was traveling by boat on one of the Great Lakes when a really bad storm developed. The other passengers on the boat cowered in fear. They even started an impromptu prayer meeting asking God to deliver them from the storm. Moody didn’t join in this prayer meeting. …

A Little Boy is Afraid of The Dark (illustration)

5-year old Johnny was in the kitchen as his mother made supper. She asked him to go into the pantry and get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go in alone. “It’s dark in there and I’m scared.” She asked again, and he persisted. Finally she said, “It …

Police Gives Woman a Warning Ticket (illustration)

I read about a woman who was stopped by a policeman for going through a stop sign. He walked up to the side of the car, looked at her and said, “I’m going to have to give you a ticket for going through a stop sign.” She said, “You’ve got to be kidding. …

5 Year Old Johnny is Afraid of The Dark (illustration)

5-year old Johnny was in the kitchen as his mother made supper. She asked him to go into the pantry and get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go in alone. “It’s dark in there and I’m scared.” She asked again, and he persisted. Finally she said, “It …