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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - The Most Expensive Mistake - #8291 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
NFL player Marquis Cooper was one of four men who set out for a fishing trip off the Gulf Coast of Florida. When they hit rough seas, their boat capsized, and Cooper and a friend never made it back. Sadly, the Coast Guard never received a distress signal from Cooper’s fishing boat. But here’s the sad footnote to the tragedy. Two days before that fatal trip, a friend had urged Cooper to buy a life-saving device that self-activates radio signals when a boat flips over, but he never got what could have saved his life.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - A 'No Regrets' Life - #8290 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
After many amazing movie successes, director Steven Spielberg decided to use his talents to try and capture an unforgettable story from the horror of the Holocaust; he called it “Schindler’s List.” It’s the story of industrialist Otto Schindler who used his business and his fortune to save the lives of hundreds of Jews who otherwise would have been victims of Hitler’s “final solution.” The movie ends with hundreds of those he saved gathering to thank him. But as they pay tribute to him, he begins a heartbreaking calculation. He looked at his car and said, “Look at this car. I could have sold it–ten more Jews. Look at this jewelry–five more Jews. This pin–one, maybe two more Jews.” He melts into tears, sobbing, “I could have done more. I could have done more.”
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - Useful For the Big Jobs - #8289 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
My friend Rick was driving to work one morning, praying that God would show him and his wife how He wanted to use them. He’s in the building trades and God answered his prayer by placing in his mind the image of a crescent wrench. Now, a crescent wrench is designed to be multi-purpose; you can adjust it for the job that needs to be done, and it has tough gripper jaws that dig in. And God was actually telling my friends that He would use them if they were like that wrench–adjustable, adaptable, but digging in wherever He puts them. It might be something in that wrench for you and me.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - What the Hard Times Reveal - #8286 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
I was speaking recently for some business leaders in Manhattan–the epicenter of America’s devastating financial quake. One highly successful Christian brother told me the surprising truth that the hard times have revealed. He said, “A few months ago, if you’d asked any of us what we were depending on, we would have said we were totally depending on God. Until we lost a lot of the things we were really depending on.”
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - The Only Way to Get Well - #8282 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
There’s a highly successful doctor in New York City who gives a month every year to helping out in some impoverished corners of the world. Recently, he went to Costa Rica. He was operating on a six-year-old boy who ended up losing blood fast. His only hope was donated blood and he had a rare type that only 2% of the human race has. Well the doctor excused himself for a few minutes and he returned with the blood that made the difference. He just happened to be one of those 2% with the boy’s blood type.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - Your Personal Expiration Date - #8281 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
We just got home from an extended ministry trip, and I checked the date on the milk in the fridge. Oh, the expiration date was a long time ago, and I really hate to chew my milk. The expiration date on some cans in our pantry have probably saved us from some unpleasant dining experiences. Wouldn’t it be something if people came with expiration dates? Actually, we do.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - Big Time Fishing - #8278 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
When it came time for our family vacations when I was a kid, one person had the deciding vote for where we’d go–my Dad. He did the work; he picked the vacation, which meant we would go fishing. I thought it was boring—my Dad thought it was great. Listen, he would have gotten along great with a guy named Simon Peter. Yes, he was one of Jesus’ disciples, but he never stopped fishing.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - The Holiday With the Price Tag - #8277 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
As Memorial Day approaches, I remember when our family visited Arlington National Cemetery where the heroes of many of America’s wars are buried. The kids were young, but it was good for them to understand a little of what our way of life has cost. After looking at that sea of grave markers as far as the eye could see, our son said, “Dad, what do all those white things mean?” “In three words, son, freedom is expensive.”
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - The Invisible Deadline - #8274 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
My friend has been in Special Ops in the military, and he told me what he learned from the training that one branch of the British Special Forces receives. These recruits were assigned a mission to go solo through difficult terrain and to make it to a specified destination before time ran out. One catch: they didn’t tell them when time ran out.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - Emptying Your Trash Basket - #8273 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
There’s plenty of junk e-mail–spam, they call it. But sometimes you get a gem in some of the creative stuff that friends forward to you. I got a child’s version of the Lord’s Prayer that both amused and even enlightened me; especially when this little boy got to the part where many Christians pray, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Except this boy heard it this way: “Forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.”