In a moment of teenage carelessness, a 16-year-old girl wrecked her mother’s car.
She was uninjured, so she called home to tell her parents, fully expecting an angry reaction. Instead, her father asked only...
An old sundial in England bears this inscription: “I Mark Only the Hours That Shine.”
Reading it one day, a poet added: “I like the sundial’s wisdom in marking hours that shine. How happy...
“He Is Sleeping, Mr. President”
John Kenneth Galbraith, in his autobiography, A Life in Our Times, illustrates the devotion of Emily Gloria Wilson, his family’s housekeeper:
It had been a wearying day, and I asked Emily...
Ten Commandments for Teens
Don’t let your parents down; they brought you up (Ephesians 6:1–3).
Stop and think before you drink (Proverbs 20:1).
Be smart; obey. You yourself will give orders someday (Romans 13:1–5).
Loaded with Blessings
Daniel Defoe gave good advice through his fictitious character Robinson Crusoe.
The first thing that Crusoe did when he found himself on a deserted island was to make a list.
On one side of...
Fishing from the Asphalt
Herb Miller, in his book Fishing on the Asphalt*, writes that the average church member has
listened to 6,000 sermons,
heard 8,000 prayers,
sung 20,000 hymns over and over,
and asked zero...