Vocation

Education | Father | Guidance | Purpose | Sanctification/ Family | Success | Train | Vocation

TEACHING ANSEL ADAMS Dave Maddox sent the following taken from Reader’s Digest Personal Glimpses: Photographer Ansel Adams was a fidgety child who had difficulty adjusting to traditional schools. His father decided to teach him at home, and the next years were extremely fruitful. Learning experiences were always tapped into the young boy’s intrinsic interest and …

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Character | Conviction | Courage | Desire | Evangelism | Job | Purpose | Vocation | Witness

THIS IS HIS BUSINESS John Vassar was a kindly gentleman who used every opportunity to speak a good word for Jesus. One day while waiting in a hotel lobby for a friend, he conversed with a very fashionable lady about the Lord. She was struck by the boldness of his approach. Then Mr. Vassar’s friend …

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Failure | Ministry | Opportunity | Pain | Pastors | Rejection | Self | Self-Image | Success | Vocation

GEORGE MACDONALD’S REJECTION George MacDonald was a minister of a small Congregational parish in England in the middle of the Nineteenth Century. One day his deacons reported to him that it was impossible for them to continue his salary. He would have to move on. He innocently offered to remain and support himself by writing …

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Hubris | Vocation | Qualifications

“He is the One who has given us the qualifications to be the administrators of this New Covenant” (II Corinthians 3:4). In Jewish religious folklore, there is the story of the student of the Torah who announced to his teacher that he felt qualified to be a rabbi. “What are your qualifications?” the teacher asked. …

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