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 Tiding of Good Things (July 21, 2016)

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). ...

Glad Tiding of Good Things (July 14, 2016)

$86,000 I had a crazy uncle. He was rich. I liked him a lot. He was rather odd, but still I thought he was great. He had some unusual ideas. As president of a big...

Three Gardens and Three Trees

What's the Bible all about? What's its major theme? If you were to write a Cliff Notes on the Bible, and be as brief as possible, what would you say about it? Well, at least...

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...

Beatitudes for Teachers

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...

Are We Bringing Our Children Up or Down?

Rules for Bringing Up a Child: Make home the brightest and most attractive place we can. Make him responsible for helping in some daily duties at home. Never punish in anger nor to relieve...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 16, 2016)

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...

Do I Have to Go to Church?

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...

The Shredder

A young engineer who graduated with distinction was leaving the office at 3:45 p.m. when he found the acting CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand...

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