Entries by Joe Albright

Birth Places of Hope

There’s a wonderful story about a little boy who couldn’t wait for his new baby sister to come home from the hospital. He couldn’t wait to be near her and to talk to her. But his parents didn’t want him to be left alone with her; he was only four, so they would supervise his […]

Taking Inventory

Teacher and author, Dr. David McLennon, once wrote about his very first job in a small town general store. At age thirteen he was hired as a handy boy. He would sweep the flour, bag items for customers, put up stock. One Saturday, he heard the owner say to one of the clerks “It’s that […]

Just Stay in the Race

There is a story told by Mary Hollingsworth about the acclaimed director, Cecil B. DeMille. When they began working on the movie Ben-Hur, DeMille talked to Charlton Heston, the star of the movie, about the all-important chariot race at the end. He decided Heston should actually learn to drive the chariot himself, rather than just […]

Happy Veteran’s Day!

I love the story of a young man who was away at college and wanted a little extra money for the weekend. He knew his father had just learned how to send text messages on his cell phone, so he thought he’d send his father a message. The text read, “Dad. No mon. No fun. […]

Be the First

There is a story about two brothers who went to see their minister to help settle a long-standing feud. The Minister got the two to reconcile their differences and shake hands. As they were about to leave, he asked each one to make a wish for the other. The first brother turned to the other […]

From the Dust of the Earth

It is interesting to me that the word Adam in Hebrew means man or humanity, and the word Adama means dust or earth. In the book of Genesis, we read that God took Adam from the dust of the earth and breathed into him the Spirit of life. Adam comes from Adama. In other words, […]

Grow Better

Pastor James Moore, once wrote a book entitled “You Can Grow Bitter or You Can Grow Better”. He wrote that he got the idea for the title from a young woman who once came to him in a most tragic moment in her life. She had tears in her eyes and her knuckles were white […]

An Inspiring Trend

I have been surfing now for more than 30 years, and have never lost the thrill of catching a wave. In fact, every time I paddle out, I feel a renewed sense of joy and peace. I also love the healthy lifestyle. I love hanging out with friends on the beach. I love watching surfing […]

One Day and One Piece at a Time

An ancient Chinese parable tells of an old farmer named Tan Chang. Chang had a small farm overshadowed by a towering mountain. The land was shaded most of the day and therefore did not produce well. One day, old Mr. Chang got the notion to get rid of the mountain. With the help of his […]

When the New Day Has Come

It’s written in the book of James, “My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.” That’s not easy, is it? We live in a very polarized world. It’s easy to demonize people who don’t agree with us theologically or politically. And it is sometimes hard to love people […]