Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 23, 2016)

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...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (July 28, 2016)

“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...

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 (February 18, 2016)

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Glad Tidings of Good Things (January 18, 2018)

What Would You Do for $10,000,000? This question was once asked in a poll. People were given several options and then instructed to indicate all that they would be willing to do. Here were the...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 20, 2017)

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...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (September 19, 2017)

Five Things Elders Need to Hear Regularly When things are going well, we just assume the elders know we appreciate it. Here are five things that elders need to hear from each member on a...

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 (May 5, 2016)

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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...