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Goldfish

December 28, 2018
Goldfish
Some children won four free goldfish at a school carnival and brought them home. Their father went shopping for an aquarium and spotted a discarded 10-gallon display tank, complete with gravel and filter—for a mere five dollars! It was extremely dirty, but the low cost made the two hours of clean-up a breeze. The new fish looked great in their new home. However, by the next day one had died... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Bad Influence

December 27, 2018
Bad Influence
On July 16, 1918, the rule of the last Tsar of Russia ended when the Romanov family was forced into exile and later brutally murdered by the Communist Bolsheviks. This may have been avoided, but for the influence of Gregory Rasputin. It was reported that Rasputin cast spells, had been given special powers of healing, and possessed a demonic stare, so piercing, that he was able to place people into trances... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Return the Favor

December 26, 2018
Return the Favor
Two young men were working their way through Leland Stanford University when their funds got desperately low. They decided to organize a piano recital with Ignazy Paderewski and devote the profits to their board and tuition. The pianist’s manager asked for a guarantee of $2000 dollars. They worked hard, but only raised $1600. After the concert, the students told Paderewski of their efforts and results and gave him the entire $1600 dollars, and a promissory note for $400....This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Divine Forgiveness

December 25, 2018
Divine Forgiveness
William Barclay said in his book, The Letter to the Hebrews, “There is one eternal principle which will be valid as long as the world lasts. The principle is—Forgiveness is a costly thing. Human forgiveness is costly. A son or a daughter may go wrong; a father or a mother may forgive; but that forgiveness has brought tears ..." This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Return to God

December 24, 2018
Return to God
William Bennet explained, “In 1940, teachers identified the top problems in America's schools as: talking out of turn, chewing gum, making noise and running in the hall. In 1990, teachers listed drugs, alcohol, pregnancy, suicide, rape and assault. These are not good things to get used to, either. There is a coarseness, a callousness and a cynicism to our era... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Ran Out of Fuel

December 21, 2018
Ran Out of Fuel
On Jan 25, 1990, Avianca Flight 52, from Colombia, crashed just 15 miles short of the runway at New York's Kennedy International Airport, killing 73 passengers. The Reason? The plane ran out of fuel… Under regulations, an airliner must carry enough fuel to reach its destination, an alternate destination, plus, enough to handle at least 45 minutes of delays... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Believing Falsely

December 20, 2018
Believing Falsely
Lee de Forest, inventor of the cathode ray tube said in 1926, “Theoretically, television may be feasible, but I consider it an impossibility—a development which we should waste little time dreaming about.” Thomas J. Watson, Chairman of the Board of IBM in 1943 said, I think there is a world market for about five computers. Now, we look back on these predictions and wonder how both men could have thought so wrongly... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

View of the Future

December 19, 2018
View of the Future
British novelist H. G. Wells was known as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who devoted his literary talents to the development of a progressive vision on a global scale. A futurist, he wrote several utopian works and foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the internet... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Ethical Commitment

December 18, 2018
Ethical Commitment
On the corporate level, ethical purity is mandatory if we are to experience the full blessing of God. George Mueller of Bristol, England, a man known for his prayers of faith and his mighty influence on others, set forth seven statements of ethical commitment. No funds would ever be solicited. No debts would ever be incurred. No money contributed for a specific purpose would ever be used for another purpose... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Principles of Giving

December 17, 2018
Principles of Giving
In the 17th century, German preacher August Francke founded an orphanage for the homeless children of Halle. One day, a destitute Christian widow came to his door begging for a gold coin. Because of his own desperate situation, he regretfully declined. Disheartened, the woman began to weep. Moved by her tears, Francke asked her to wait while he went to his room to pray and seeking God’s guidance.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

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.
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