Easy or Hard?

A large poster in a Montgomery Ward & Co. store in Oklahoma once read, “It all began at Montgomery Ward & Co. in 1939. Robert L. May, an advertising copywriter, was asked to write...
family walking in summer park

About the Home

Never Paid, Only Transferred Why do we have children? There are the usual explanations: we procreate to perpetuate the species, out of duty, for moral beliefs, to reassure ourselves, or out of passion. There is more....

On a Hill Far Away

Few songs have words of such intensity as these written by George Bennard: “On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame.” As our mind’s eye catches...

The Kind of Dad I’d Buy

If I went shopping for a dad, here is what I’d buy.

What Do You Do with Young Folks?

Parents: Are we doing our very best for the spiritual welfare of our children?

To My Child

Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying. Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear...

Family Matters

The Family The family is like a book— The children are the leaves, The parents are the covers That protecting beauty gives. At first the pages of the book Are blank and purely fair, But time soon writes memories And paints pictures...

My Daddy Prays for Me

When Daddy prays, the house gets still; His voice is slow and deep. We shut our eyes; the clock ticks loud. So quiet we must keep. When Daddy prays, he doesn’t use Those words the preacher does. He prays for...

Thoughts for the Home

Husband for Sale Tom Brokaw of NBC News once reported a story about a Mrs. Louise Horner from Maryland, who put an ad in the local paper. It read, Husband for sale, Cheap! Comes equipped with...

A Good Hog Raiser

At a state fair, a disrespectful, cursing, cigarette-puffing boy led a champion hog into the show grounds to win first place. That animal was everything you could want in a hog. He...