I doubt if you know the name of the Frenchman, Noël Regney, but you will recognize the famous song he penned.
Regney’s life is the remarkable story of a man who was drafted into the Nazi army, but deserted, joined the French Resistance and became a double agent. Later he moved to New York, married Gloria Baker and ultimately became a believer in Jesus. Continue reading
On the PBS radio program, Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor, the American author and humorist, once told the story about his “storm home.”
Keillor was entering the seventh grade and the principle, Mr. Detman, was fearful of a winter blizzard that would strand the students. So he assigned each student from the country a “storm home” in town near the school. If a blizzard struck, each child was to go to his or her storm home. Continue reading
Albert Lasker, was a prominent businessman and advertising tycoon who lived in the early 20th century. He became known as “the father of modern advertising.”
The story is told that Lasker requested one of his top executives to move from California to the home office in New York. When the man refused, Lasker tried this approach. Continue reading
What are your core values? To help you think about it, here’s a illustration developed by James Newman in Releasing You Brakes!
Suppose I come to your house with a 120’ I-beam and lay it across your front yard. When you come out, I wave a $100 bill and say if you can cross from one end to the other in less than 2 minutes, I’ll give you the $100. Would you do it? Why not? What have you got to lose? Continue reading
Ann Weems is an author, poet and lecturer. Her popular book Psalms of Lament, as well as other works are drawn from her personal grief and deep anguish.
“On August 14, 1982, the stars fell from my sky”, writes Weems. “My son Todd had been killed less than an hour after his twenty-first birthday. . . . and I still weep. Continue reading
Several years ago a friend of mine, Judy Baker, gave me a neat little book entitled The Everyday Guide to God. It is a listing of the many qualities and characteristics of God from A-Z with an appropriate Bible verse. Let me share a few for your reflection on this Lord’s Day. Continue reading
In his book, God’s Psychiatry, Charles Allen tells this story that occurred as World War II was drawing to a close.
The Allied armies had gathered up many hungry orphans and they were placed in camps where they were well fed. Despite excellent care, they slept poorly. They seemed nervous and afraid. Finally, a psychologist came up with the solution. Continue reading
Once upon a time there lived high in the Himalayan mountains an old man known for his wisdom. Periodically, he ventured down into the local village and amazed villagers with his knowledge and insight.
He knew when it would rain, and thus when the village should plant crops. He could predict the frost, and thus when crops should be harvested. He knew how to treat illness and prevent impending illness. Being so well respected, people would flock to him to seek his advice and counsel. They would bring questions and the wise man provided answers. Continue reading
I’m not a golfer. But I know that one of the greatest golfers of all time was Arnold Palmer. During his career he won 92 times, including 4 Master’s tournaments. He was PGA player of the year in 1960 and 1962. And Athlete of the Decade in the 1960’s. For years he endeared himself to his many loyal fans called “Arnie’s Army”
I recently read a story that during his heyday Palmer once played a series of exhibition matches in Saudi Arabia. The King was so impressed with Palmer as a person and an athlete than he proposed to give him a gift.
“That really isn’t necessary, Your Highness.” Arnold demurred. “I’m honored to have been invited.” Continue reading
In the past few days an undercover video has been released by the Center for Medical Progress that should be shocking and disgusting to all civilized people.
Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, is describing how her organization sells the body parts of unborn aborted children during a luncheon appointment. Continue reading