Glad Tidings of Good Things (September 7, 2018)

Avoid Coverups Centuries before the time of Christ, near the Greek city of Sparta, a young boy saw his teacher approaching on the path ahead. Fear gripped him. At the age of seven, the boy had...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (July 5, 2018)

Why Aren’t Woodpeckers Brain-Dead?  Why aren’t woodpeckers extinct? This animal smashes its head against a tree all day long without ever “seeing stars.” It does this without sustaining any damage. The more we study the...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 28, 2018)

Too Many to Count  One day Abraham Lincoln summoned to the White House a surgeon in the Army of the Cumberland from the state of Ohio. The major assumed that he was to be commended...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 18, 2018)

Pushing Past Failure  Sparky didn’t have much going for him. He failed every subject in the eighth grade, and in high school, he flunked Latin, algebra, English, and physics. He made the golf team but...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 7, 2018)

A Brick in the Wall  You may have heard the expression: “He was a brick!” Few know the origin and significance of that expression. The term implies all that is brave and loyal. Plutarch, in writing...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (May 31, 2018)

The Kindness Line  A lady was waiting in line at the grocery store checkout. The lines were unexpectedly long that day. Ahead, she could see something being passed along from the front of the line....

Glad Tidings of Good Things (May 10, 2018)

You Are Richer . . .  You are richer today than you were yesterday if you have laughed often, given something, forgiven even more, made a new friend, or made stepping stones of stumbling blocks. You...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (May 3, 2018)

Ways to Improve Your Relationship with God Spend five minutes of prayer in which you do nothing but praise Him (Psalm 22:3). Do something for Him that requires you to step out of your...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 19, 2018)

A Handbreath Stretch out your palm. Separate your fingers to their widest; hold them as far apart as you can. Then consider: “Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 5, 2018)

All but a Nail A Haitian wanted to sell his house for $2,000. Another man wanted to buy it, but he was poor, and couldn’t afford the full price. After much bargaining, the owner agreed to sell...