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Christian Fellowship

October 17, 2018
Christian Fellowship
Christian fellowship according to the new Testament is different than mere social activities. The Greek word for fellowship comes from a root meaning common or shared. So, fellowship means common participation in something either by giving what you have to another person or receiving what he or she has. Give and take is the essence of fellowship, and give and take must be the way of fellowship in the common life of the body of Christ... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

What Is Culture?

October 16, 2018
What Is Culture?
What is culture? It is the ways of thinking, living, and behaving that define a people and underlie its achievements. It is a nation's collective mind, its sense of right and wrong, the way it perceives reality, and its definition of self. Culture is the morals and habits a mother strives to instill in her children. It is the obligations we acknowledge toward our neighbors, our community, and our government... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

It Wasn't Nothin'

October 15, 2018
It Wasn't Nothin'
The boxer Muhammad Ali was known as “the champ,” arguably the most famous athlete of his generation. He was on top, and his entourage of trainers and various helpers shared the adulation with him. Ali himself, halting in speech and uncertain in movement, said “I had the world, and it wasn’t nothin.’” Ali has since passed away from the injuries he suffered during his long boxing career... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

What Is Your Mission?

October 12, 2018
What Is Your Mission?
General George Patton would often ask soldiers, “What is your mission?” Being able to articulate clearly the current mission was the most important piece of information a soldier could carry in combat. It would keep the soldier from spending valuable time with actions and attitudes that would hinder him from accomplishing the goal. A soldier with a clear mission, would be efficient, and undeterred in the face of a hindrance.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Scarecrows

October 11, 2018
Scarecrows
Hannah Hurnard, author of Hinds’ Feet on High Places, was once paralyzed by fear. Then she heard a sermon on scarecrows that challenged her to turn her fear into faith. The preacher said, “A wise bird knows that a scarecrow is simply an advertisement. It announces that some very juicy and delicious fruit is to be had for the picking. There are scarecrows in all the best gardens...If I am wise, I too shall treat the scarecrow as though it were an invitation... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Phone Home

October 10, 2018
Phone Home
Out of parental concern and a desire to teach his young son responsibility, Dennis Miller required him to phone home when he arrives at his friend's house a few blocks away. But, he began to forget as he grew more confident in his ability to get there safely. The first time he forgot, he told him the next time it happened, he would have to come home. A few days later, the telephone again lay silent, and Dennis knew if his son was going to learn, he would have to be punished. As he dialed, he prayed for wisdom... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Lack of Knowledge

October 9, 2018
Lack of Knowledge
Ray Comfort tells the story in his book, Hell’s Best Kept Secret, “A woman was once 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 screaming and rushed down to the riverbank. The utter tragedy was, when they stepped into those murky waters to retrieve that now dead child, they found that the water was only waist deep... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

I Shall Gain By Death

October 8, 2018
I Shall Gain By Death
Seeking to know God better, John Chrysostom became a hermit in the mountains near Antioch in A.D. 373. Although his time of isolation was cut short by illness, he learned that with God at his side, he could attend alone against anyone or anything. In A.D. 398 he was appointed patriarch of Constantinople, where his zeal for reform antagonized the Empress Eudoxia, who had him exiled... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Expedience

October 5, 2018
Expedience
A small Jewish boy asked his father, "Why must we surrender our Jewish faith and start to attend Lutheran services here in Germany?” The father replied, "Son, we must abandon our faith so that people will accept us and support our business ventures!" The young lad never got over his disappointment and bitterness. His faith in his father and in his religion were crushed. When the lad left Germany, he went to England to study at the British Museum where he formed his philosophies for life... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Emancipate, Enfranchise, Educate!

October 4, 2018
Emancipate, Enfranchise, Educate!
The Thirteenth Amendment to abolish slavery was completed on December 18, 1865. At President Lincoln’s request, Presbyterian minister Henry Highland Garnet was asked to deliver a sermon in the House of Representatives to commemorate the event on February 12, 1865. For the first time in history, a Black American spoke in the capitol, delivered these powerful words... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Fashioned for Faith

October 3, 2018
Fashioned for Faith
Dr. E. Stanley Jones said, “I am inwardly fashioned for faith, not for fear. Fear is not my native land; faith is. I am so made that worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is the oil. I live better by faith and confidence than by fear, doubt and anxiety. In anxiety and worry, my being is gasping for breath—these are not my native air... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Poor Church

October 2, 2018
Poor Church
In 1773, the young pastor of a poor church in Wainsgate, England, was called to a large and influential church in London. John Fawcett was a powerful preacher and writer, and these skills had brought him this opportunity. But as the wagons were being loaded with the Fawcetts’ few belongings, their people came for a tearful farewell. During the good-byes, Mary Fawcett cried, “John, I cannot bear to leave!” “Nor can I,” he replied... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Meaningful Conversation

October 1, 2018
Meaningful Conversation
With one in four young people now indicating that they have never had a meaningful conversation with their father, is it any wonder that 76 percent of the 1,200 teens surveyed in USA Today actually want their parents to spend more time with them'. Andree Brooks, in her eye-opening book Children of Fast-Track Parents, describes her interviews with scores of children and parents who seemed to “have it all”... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Whose Side Are You On?

September 28, 2018
Whose Side Are You On?
During the Italian wars, some recruiting officers came to a small town. Men and boys of all ages were recruited and joined in a parade, armed with swords guns and sticks. An elderly lady was so stirred by the spectacle that she shouldered her broom and fell into line. Proudly, she marched along keeping perfect step. Onlookers jeered at the woman saying, “What good can you do in battle?” To which she replied, “Not much, but I want people to know whose side I’m on... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Unsung

September 27, 2018
Unsung
James Sizoo said, “Let it never be forgotten that glamour is not greatness; applause is not fame; prominence is not eminence. The man of the hour is not apt to be the man of the ages. A stone may sparkle, but that does not make it a diamond; people may have money, but that does not make them a success. It is what the unimportant people do that really counts and determines the course of history... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Jump

September 26, 2018
Jump
One night a house caught fire and a young boy was forced to flee to the roof. The father stood on the ground below with outstretched arms, calling to his son, “Jump! I’ll catch you.” He knew the boy had to jump to save his life. All the boy could see, however, was flame, smoke, and blackness. As can be imagined, he was afraid to leave the roof. His father kept yelling: “Jump! I will catch you.” But the boy protested, “Daddy, I can’t see you.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Get Up

September 25, 2018
Get Up
CBS News anchor Dan Rather admits he was always fascinated by the sport of boxing, even though he was never good at it. “In boxing you’re on your own; there’s no place to hide,” he says. “At the end of the match only one boxer has his hand up. That’s it. He has no one to credit or to blame except himself.” Rather, who boxed in high school, says his coach’s greatest goal was to teach his boxers that they absolutely, positively, without question, had to be “get up” fighters... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Change Course

September 24, 2018
Change Course
In the summer of 1986, two ships collided in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia. Hundreds of passengers died as they were hurled to the icy waters below. News of the disaster was further darkened when an investigation into the cause of the accident was revealed. It wasn’t a problem with the radar, or even the dense fog, it was a case of human stubbornness.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

I'll Get Another One

September 21, 2018
I'll Get Another One
At his father’s funeral, American Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis placed his 100-meter gold medal from the 1984 Olympics in his father’s hand. “Don’t worry,” he told his surprised mother, “I’ll get another one.” A year later, in the 100-meter final at the 1988 games, Lewis competed against Canadian world-record-holder Ben Johnson. Johnson led halfway through, but Lewis was convinced he could catch him. At 80 meters, he was still five feet behind.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Time

September 20, 2018
Time
In 1989, Parents rated their inability to spend enough time with their children as the greatest threat to the family. In the survey conducted for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Corp., 35 percent pointed to time constraints as the most important reason for the decline in family values. Another 22 percent mentioned a lack of parental discipline. While 63 percent listed family as their greatest source of pleasure, only 44 percent described the quality of family life in America as good or excellent... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Price of Freedom

September 19, 2018
The Price of Freedom
Freedom is a privilege. August 20, 1940, Winston Churchill addressed the people of London and the world as he referred to the ongoing efforts of the Royal Air Force who were at the time fighting the Battle of Britain, against the Germans. Britain was expecting a German invasion and was starting a dangerous bombing campaign over Germany. In his speech, Churchill said, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many, to so few.” This phrase is a reminder that we owe our freedoms to those who have sacrificed their lives to purchase our privilege... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Suggestion

September 18, 2018
Suggestion
A young psychology student serving in the Army decided to test a theory. Drawing kitchen duty, he was given the job of passing out apricots at the end of the chow line. He asked the first few soldiers that came by, “You don’t want any apricots, do you?” Ninety percent said “No.” Then he tried the positive approach: “You do want apricots, don’t you?” About half answered, “Uh, yeah. I’ll take some.” Then he tried a third test, based on the either/or technique... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Social Ties

September 17, 2018
Social Ties
Leonard Syme, a professor of epidemiology at the University of California at Berkeley, indicates the importance of social ties and social support systems in relationship to mortality and disease rates. He points to Japan as being number one in the world with respect to health and then discusses the close social, cultural, and traditional ties in that country as the reason. He believes that the more social ties, the better the health and the lower the death rate.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

My Friend

September 14, 2018
My Friend
In his book, The Grace of Giving, Stephen Olford tells of a Baptist pastor during the American Revolution, Peter Miller, who lived in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, and enjoyed the friendship of George Washington. In Ephrata also lived Michael Wittman, an evil-minded man who did all he could to oppose and humiliate the pastor. One day Wittman was arrested for treason and sentenced to die. Pastor Miller traveled seventy miles on foot to Philadelphia to plead for the life of the traitor.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

High Moral Character

September 13, 2018
High Moral Character
General George Washington, often referred to as the “American Moses”, was not the best educated of our founding fathers. Yet, it was Washington that led the army and the nation. General Henry Lee said George Washington was “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”. Washington was 6’ 2”, bigger than the average man of his time, but it was not his physical stature, his courage, charisma, energy or vision that caused him to rise to leadership.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Build Me a Son

September 12, 2018
Build Me a Son
General Douglas MacArthur said, “Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. Build me a son whose wishbone will not be where his backbone should be; a son who will know Thee and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge… This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Beacon for Freedom

September 11, 2018
Beacon for Freedom
On September 11, 2001, in his address to the American People, President George Bush said, “The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed, our country is strong…. This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Giving All of Himself

September 10, 2018
Giving All of Himself
Eugene Ormandy dislocated his shoulder while conducting the Philadelphia orchestra. Maurice Boyd, in his book The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies, speculated that Ormandy may have been conducting Brahms. In the margin of one of his symphonies Brahms wrote, “As loud as possible!” Only a few bars later, however, he wrote “Louder still!” I do not know exactly what they were playing, but he was giving all of himself to it... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Friendship

September 7, 2018
Friendship
George Eliot said, “Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts, nor measure words, but to pour them all out just as they are, chaff and grain together knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.” That’s what true friendship is all about... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Change His Nature

September 6, 2018
Change His Nature
Mary Marty retells a parable from the Eye of the Needle Newsletter: A holy man was engaged in his morning meditation under a tree whose roots stretched out over the riverbank. During his meditation he noticed that the river was rising, and a scorpion caught in the roots was about to drown. He crawled out on the roots and reached down to free the scorpion, but every time he did so, the scorpion struck back at him... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.
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