Glad Tidings of Good Things (September 29, 2016)

The Hare and the Tortoise The Hare once boasted of his speed before the other animals. “I have never yet been beaten,” said he, “when I put forth my full speed. I challenge any one...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 13, 2017)

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...

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...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (October 5, 2017)

The Critic 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. The rose,...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (August 3, 2017)

God Values Us Even When We Are Imperfect Perhaps no composer captured the musical heart and soul of America as did Irving Berlin. He wrote God Bless America, Easter Parade, and White Christmas, which still...

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 (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 (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 (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 (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...