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Learning to Fish Again

December 14, 2018
Learning to Fish Again
Monterey, California, was a pelican's paradise. As the fishermen cleaned their fish, they flung the offal to the pelicans. The birds grew fat, lazy, and contented. Later, the offal was utilized, and they weren’t being feed to the pelicans. However, when they no longer received their free meals, the pelicans made no effort to fish for themselves, and grew gaunt and thin and many starved to death. They had forgotten how to fish for themselves... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Refiner's Fire

December 13, 2018
The Refiner's Fire
Refining is simply the process of removing impurities. When applied to silver, gold or other precious metals, the steps involve melting the metal to a liquid or “molten” state then adding chemicals or foreign objects which draw out the impurities in the metal. The refining process also has practical application to life. All of us have flaws and imperfections... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Day of Judgment

December 12, 2018
The Day of Judgment
During his 1960 presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy often closed his speeches with the story of Colonel Davenport, the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives. “One day in 1789, the sky of Hartford darkened ominously, and some of the representatives, glancing out the windows, feared the end was at hand. Quelling a clamor for immediate adjournment, Davenport rose and said, “The Day of Judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Limited Good

December 11, 2018
Limited Good
In more than forty years of working with the Mazatec Indians in Southwestern Mexico, Eunice Pike discovered some interesting things about these beautiful people. For example, the people seldom wish someone well. They are hesitant to teach one another or to share the gospel with each other. If asked, “Who taught you to bake bread?” the village baker answers, “I just know,” meaning he or she has acquired the knowledge without anyone’s help... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

True Forgiveness

December 10, 2018
True Forgiveness
Chuck Swindoll reports that a seminary student in Chicago faced a forgiveness test. Although he preferred to work in ministry, the only job he could find was driving a bus on Chicago’s south side. One day a gang of teens got on board and refused to pay the fare. After a few days of this, the seminarian spotted a police officer on the corner, stopped the bus, and reported them. The officer made them pay, but then, he got off... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Freedom's Prerogative

December 7, 2018
Freedom's Prerogative
In his state of the Union address in 1986, then President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few; it is the universal right of all God’s children. Look to where peace and prosperity flourish today. In the homes that freedom built. Victories against poverty are greatest and peace more secure where people live by laws that insure free press, free speech, and freedom to worship, vote and create wealth. Our mission is to nourish and defend freedom and democracy, and to communicate these ideals everywhere we can.... " This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Just Like You

December 6, 2018
Just Like You
There are little eyes upon you, and they are watching night and day; There are little ears that quickly, take in every word you say; There are little hands all eager, to do everything you do, And a little boy who’s dreaming, of the day he’ll be like you. You’re the little fellow’s idol, you’re the wisest of the wise, In his little mind about you, no suspicions ever rise... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Greet Him in Glory

December 5, 2018
Greet Him in Glory
From valley to valley out over the hilltops, From sunshine to fog like the darkest of night; So we follow the Lord down life’s winding pathway, And walk much by faith and little by sight. ‘Twould be easy to see were His presence like lightning, And easy to hear if like thunder His voice... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Final Note

December 4, 2018
Final Note
George MacDonald, in his book, Restoring Your Spiritual Passion, wrote, “One of the famous composers had a rebellious son who used to come in late at night after his father and mother had gone to bed. Before going to his own room, he would go to his father’s piano and slowly, as well as loudly, play a simple scale, all but the final note. Then, leaving the scale uncompleted, he would retire to his room... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Firmly Grounded

December 3, 2018
Firmly Grounded
On April 30, 1976, Evelyn Mooers attached a rappelling rope to a drain pipe grating on the roof of the Mark Twain South County Bank. Mooers, an experienced climber, had once scaled 14,000-foot Mt. Rainier. The rappelling exercise from the bank building would have been routine but for one miscalculation. The drain pipe grating wasn’t anchored. Numerous bank officials and their friends watched as Mooers plummeted to her death... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Win One for the Gipper

November 30, 2018
Win One for the Gipper
Notre Dame football star and All-American half-back George Gipp could do it all…run, pass, and punt with unparalleled skill. The 1920 season established the Gipp as a football immortal. But on December 14, 1920, young George Gipp died of pneumonia. But, thanks to football legend, and a movie in which former president Ronald Reagan portrayed Gipp, the story of George Gipp lived on... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Where Are Your Roots?

November 29, 2018
Where Are Your Roots?
A farmer one planted two fruit trees on opposite sides of his property. The one he planted to provide a hedge to hide the unsightly view of an old landfill; the other to provide shade to rest under near a cool mountain stream. As the two trees grew, both produced began to flower and bear fruit. The farmer decided to gather the fruit from the trees... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

What's the Difference

November 28, 2018
What's the Difference
In the late 80s, a substitute teacher wrote in the Washington Post about the depressing experience he had while teaching three advanced government classes in a suburban Virginia school. He polled his students on the basic question of whether the American system of government was morally superior to that of the Soviet Union? 51 of the 53 high school seniors he asked—the brightest high school seniors in one of the best school systems —saw no difference... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Wall of Separation

November 27, 2018
Wall of Separation
Challenges to the Constitutionality of the government being run by Christian principles continued throughout the late 1800s, finally arriving at the Supreme Court. In the case of Reynolds v. United States, 1878, the court pulled out Jefferson’s speech in its entirety and confirmed that Jefferson also said that Christian principles were never to be separated from government. The Supreme Court used Jefferson’s speech for the next 15 years to make sure that Christian principles stayed part of government... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Staked the Future

November 26, 2018
Staked the Future
“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our Country.” This 22 word prayer that was declared to be unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court in the case Engel v. Vitale and disallowed in schools in 1962. Within 12 months of this decision, two more decisions had completely removed Bible reading, religious classes and instruction.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Ice Palace

November 23, 2018
Ice Palace
On November 25, 1895, a cornerstone of ice was laid in Leadville, Colorado, the beginning of the largest ice palace ever built in America. The town was in the doldrums; the repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act in 1893 had ended its glory days as a silver-mining center. In an effort to keep their city alive, the citizens staged a winter carnival. On New Year’s Day, 1896, the town turned out for the grand opening.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Unholy Man Holy

November 22, 2018
Unholy Man Holy
Oswald chambers said, “We trample the blood of the Son of God if we think we are forgiven because we are sorry for our sins. The only explanation for the forgiveness of God and for the unfathomable depth of His forgetting is the death of Jesus Christ. Our repentance is merely the outcome of our personal realization of the atonement which He has worked out for us... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Pastor's Funeral

November 21, 2018
The Pastor's Funeral
Funerals of pastors are often solemn affairs. If you have even attended one, however, you may be struck by a strange kind of irony. After a lifetime of ministry supposedly focused on grace, they bring the poor soul to his grave with eloquent eulogies and high tributes that give the lie to it all. All the deceased’s good works are magnificent and, of course, all shortcomings passed over... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Influence

November 20, 2018
Influence
Although he claimed to be an atheist, Sigmund Freud continually speculated about religious issues, as if subconsciously, haunted by the God whom he denied. When Freud turned 35, his father sent him a copy of the Hebrew Scriptures he had given to him when he was a boy. Sigmund had read and studied that book, at least for a while.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Semper Fi

November 19, 2018
Semper Fi
On October 22, 1983, terrorists bombed the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon in which hundreds of Americans were killed or wounded as they slept. A few days after the tragedy, Marine Corps Commandant Paul Kelly, visited some of the wounded survivors in a hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. Among them was Corporal Jeffrey Lee Nashton, who was severely wounded in the incident. Nashton had so many tubes running in and out of his body that a witness said he looked more like a machine than a man; yet he survived... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Overconfidence

November 16, 2018
Overconfidence
Golf immortal Arnold Palmer recalls a lesson about overconfidence: “It was the final hole of the 1961 Masters tournament, and I had a one-stroke lead and had just hit a very satisfying tee shot. I felt I was in pretty good shape. As I approached my ball, I saw an old friend standing at the edge of the gallery. He motioned me over, stuck out his hand and said, “Congratulations..." This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Glory of Friendship

November 15, 2018
The Glory of Friendship
Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him." True friendship is one of life’s greatest blessings. It is reported that Howard Hughes, when worth approximately 4 billion dollars, said, “I’d give it all for one good friend.” What would you give for a true friend... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Fall of an Empire

November 14, 2018
The Fall of an Empire
Edward Gibbon, author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, has attributed the fall of the Empire to the following characteristics prevalent in Roman society. The rapid increase of divorce; the undermining of the dignity and sanctity of the home, which is the basis of human society. Higher and higher taxes and the spending of public monies for free bread and circuses for the populace... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Cost of Forgiveness

November 13, 2018
The Cost of Forgiveness
It costs to forgive... Stated psychologically, forgiveness takes place when the person who was offended and justly angered by the offender, bears his own anger, and lets the other go free. Anger cannot be ignored, denied, or forgotten without doing treachery in hidden ways. It must be dealt with responsibly, honestly, in a decisive act of the will... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Sacred Duty

November 12, 2018
Sacred Duty
Alexander Hamilton once said, “If it be asked, what is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, an inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last.... A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government”. When neither the constitution or our laws are respected, the result is anarchy... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Frugality

November 9, 2018
Frugality
One of America’s most miserly millionaires was John G. Wendel, who died in 1915 at his home in New York City. Seeking to keep their inherited fortune in the family, Wendel and five of his six sisters remained unmarried. He instilled such frugality in his sisters that when the last one died in 1931, it was found that although her estate amounted to more than $100 million, she never had a telephone, electricity, or an automobile... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Farewell Address

November 8, 2018
Farewell Address
Do not let anyone claim the tribute of American patriotism if they ever attempt to remove religion from politics. George Washington said in his Farewell Address to the Nation: “… that the free Constitution, which is the work of your hands, may be sacredly maintained; that its administration in every department may be stamped with wisdom and virtue; that, in fine, the happiness of the people of these States, under the auspices of liberty... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Robert Bruce of Scotland

November 7, 2018
Robert Bruce of Scotland
In the 14th century, Robert Bruce of Scotland was leading his men in a battle to gain independence from England. Near the end of the conflict, the English wanted to capture Bruce to keep him from the Scottish crown. So, they put his own bloodhounds on his trail. When the bloodhounds got close, His attendant said, “We are done for. They are on your trail, and they will reveal your hiding place.... " This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Remember Not

November 6, 2018
Remember Not
A letter was found in the clothing of a dead child at Ravensbruck concentration camp that read, “O Lord, remember not only the men and woman of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all of the suffering they have inflicted upon us: Instead remember the fruits we have borne because of this suffering—our fellowship, our loyalty to one another, our humility, our courage, our generosity, the greatness of heart that has grown from this trouble... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Distinguished Scholar

November 5, 2018
Distinguished Scholar
In his book Facing Loneliness, J. Oswald Sanders writes, “The round of pleasure or the amassing of wealth are but vain attempts to escape from the persistent ache.… The millionaire is usually a lonely man and the comedian is often unhappier than his audience.” Sanders suggests being successful often fails to produce satisfaction. He refers to Henry Martyn, a distinguished scholar, as an example.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

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