The nine-foot, 400-pound Goliath challenged the children of Israel and blasphemed Almighty God. David, a seventeen-year-old fuzzy-cheeked lad who came to visit his brothers demanded to know why they were not accepting the...
The Best is Yet to Be
At Columbia University, John Erskine was considered one of their greatest teachers ever.
He was a true “Renaissance man”—author of sixty books, accomplished concert pianist, head of the Julliard School...
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...
A little seed lay on the ground,
And soon began to sprout.
“Now, which of all the flow’rs around,”
It mused, “shall I come out?
The lily’s face is fair and proud, but a trifle cold.
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).
The Face We Show the World
The story is told that an advisor to President Lincoln once suggested a certain candidate as a nominee for the president’s cabinet.
Lincoln refused saying, “I don’t like the man’s...
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...