Glad Tidings of Good Things (July 4, 2019)

Heavenly Helicopter “Not a hair of your head shall be lost. By your patience possess your souls” (Luke 21:18-19). I’m sure most know well-meaning parents who appear overprotective in the lives of their children.  The term is...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (February 23, 2017)

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...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (September 1, 2016)

We Drank . . . We drank for happiness and became unhappy. We drank for sociability and became argumentative. We drank for friendship and made enemies. We drank for sleep and awakened tired. We...

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 (September 20, 2017)

Rate Yourself “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified” (2 Corinthians 13:5). Rate yourself 1–10 (ten...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 27, 2019)

What We Deserve A mother approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son. The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and that justice demanded death.  “But I don’t ask for...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (August 18, 2016)

Dad’s Key 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...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (September 07, 2017)

Are We a Friendly Congregation? While we must be concerned with doing what we do in worship according to Christ’s expressed will, we must also be sure to reflect His love to strangers, newcomers, outsiders,...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (August 4, 2016)

Sundial Memory 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...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (September 22, 2016)

Personal Prayer List Perhaps the most neglected of God’s gifts is the use prayer as we should, based on God’s word (1 Thessalonians 5:17). I have recently made study of prayer and how it was...