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...
Blessed are the teachers who set a good example before their students in all things: for they are worthy members of a great calling
Blessed are the teachers who know their subject: for their students...
Fishing from the Asphalt
Herb Miller, in his book Fishing on the Asphalt*, writes that the average church member has
listened to 6,000 sermons,
heard 8,000 prayers,
sung 20,000 hymns over and over,
and asked zero...
Through the years, I have often had people ask me the question, “Do I have to go to all of the services of the church? I mean, what if I don’t go on Sunday night?” Well, allow me to answer that question with a few questions of my own...