“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...
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...
Pat Moore is twenty-six. She lives in New York City and is a designer and manufacturer of special aids for senior citizens. Recently Pat was invited to speak to a special conference of professionals...
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...
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...
That Winning Attitude
I’ve read that Einstein was unable to speak until he was four-years-old, and that he did not read until he was seven.
Beethoven’s music teacher said about him, “As a composer he is...