History books are filled with biographies of failures who made good. From them we can learn the valuable lesson that failure need not be fatal.
The first President of the United States—the father of our...
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...