May 24, 2023 · 4:24 am
“Is God Dead?”
These 3 words on the April 8th issue of Time Magazine stirred the emotions of a nation in 1966.
I remember it. I was a senior at Cascade High School in Clayton, Indiana. Not that I remember seeing the magazine, because my Dad subscribed to Truth Magazine, not Time Magazine. Continue reading →
May 10, 2023 · 5:10 am
It has been said that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was often bored by those long receiving lines at formal White House functions. Furthermore, he was convinced that people really didn’t listen to what was being said.
While the story may be apocryphal, it’s told on one occasion to test his theory FDR graciously smiled at each person, shook their hand and said in a very kind way, “I murdered my grandmother this morning.” Continue reading →
May 3, 2023 · 5:03 am
In a 2003 Parade Magazine column, Ask Marilyn, Marilyn vos Savant gave an interesting perspective on contentment.
A reader was bothered that her neighbor’s yard looked better than her own. So, she did something unusual. She walked over to her neighbor’s house to look at her own yard. When she did, the grass in her yard looked greener.
“Why does this occur?” the reader asked Continue reading →
April 26, 2023 · 4:26 am
The author Norman Vincent Peale was known for popularizing the “Power of Positive Thinking.” He once related the story of a stranger recognizing and approaching him on a New York City.
“Please, Dr. Peale, you have to help me, I’ve got some problems, and I just can’t handle them any more,” the man cried desperately as he grabbed him by the lapels of his coat.
“If you will let go of my coat,” Peale replied, “I will take you to a place that is full of people who don’t have any problems. Continue reading →
April 19, 2023 · 4:19 am
It’s been suggested you can learn something about a person’s values by reading the bumper stickers on their car.
Here’s five. Can you finish them?
Where there’s a will…
He who laughs last…
If you can read this… Continue reading →
April 5, 2023 · 6:44 am
Jeff Foxworthy, dubbed “The Redneck Comedian,” and known for his one-liners, has a skit called “You Know You’re Not a Kid Anymore When…”
…You quit trying to hold in your stomach, no matters who enters the room.
…You enjoy watching the news.
…People ask what color your hair used to be. Continue reading →
March 29, 2023 · 6:07 am
Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990) was a British born author, journalist, and media personality. Later in life he became an advocate for Christianity.
He once related an occasion when on assignment in India of leaving his hotel for a swim in the nearby river. As he entered the water, he saw a woman across the river from nearby village who came for her bath. Continue reading →
March 16, 2023 · 7:52 am
Last Sunday in our Bible class, we tackled the topic of depression and how to handle it from the perspective of the Psalmist. Specifically, Psalm 42 and 43.
In these Psalms the author is distressed, discouraged and dismayed over unfulfilled plans, unsatisfied feelings, and unanswered questions.
Have you ever experienced those feelings?
What can you do when you’re down? Where do you go to find encouragement? To whom do you turn for strength to go forward? Continue reading →
March 8, 2023 · 7:12 am
An old Bits and Pieces magazine tells the story about an Ozark hound dog sitting in a country store howling as hounds do.
In comes a stranger and says to the storekeeper, “What’s the matter with the dog?”
“He’s sittin’ on a cocklebur.”
“Why doesn’t he get off it?” Continue reading →
November 30, 2022 · 6:40 am
A little boy once asked his father, “Daddy, what’s the highest number you’ve ever counted to?”
“I don’t know, son,” the father replied. “What’s the highest number you’ve ever counted to?”
“973,” the boy quickly replied.
“Why did you stop there?” the father inquired. Continue reading →