An old missionary couple had been working in Africa for years and was returning to New York to retire. They had no pension; their health was broken; they were defeated, discouraged, and afraid. They discovered they were booked on the same ship as President Teddy Roosevelt, who was returning from …
When we shoot an arrow, we look to the fall of it; when we send a ship to sea, we look for the return of it; and when we sow seed, we look for a harvest; and so when we sow our prayers into God’s bosom, shall we not look …
when he was a young boy but he was very unruly and hard to control. The
teacher, Mr. Henry Poole, tried hard to teach him about the Lord, as well as to
control him, but nothing seemed to correct him.
disrupted the class, he talked, laughed, moved about and seemed to take no
notice of the lessons. The teacher tried for a long time, but at last he
had to tell his parents that James would have to leave the Sunday School.
was heard of James for about twenty years. By this time Mr. Poole had
become a minister of a country church. One day a man called to see him.
He said, “I suppose you have forgotten me?” Mr. Poole replied that he did not
remember seeing him. “Do you remember James Saunders?” asked the
man. “Yes, I do remember. He gave me much trouble and anxiety. Do
you know him?” replied Mr. Poole. “I am that lad, I am James Saunders”
There was an officer in the Navy who had always dreamed of commanding a battleship. He finally achieved that dream and was given commission of the newest and proudest ship in the fleet. One stormy night, as the ship ploughed through the seas, the Captain was on duty on the …