In Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown asks Linus “What would you do if you felt that nobody liked you?”
Linus responds “Well, Charlie Brown, I guess I would take a real hard look at myself, ask if I am doing anything that turns people off, How can I improve myself? Do I need to change in some way? Yep. that’s my answer Charlie Brown.” Continue reading
Phillips Brooks was a great New England Preacher of the 19th century. He was known for his poise. Patience. And quiet manner. However, like all of us, the pressure of his work caused him to suffer from periods of frustration.
One day a friend saw the minister feverishly pacing the floor. Back and forth. Back and forth. Like a caged lion. Finally, he said, “What’s the trouble, Mr. Brooks?” His reply was classic. Continue reading
I recently came across a true story by Richard Fairchild that was published many years ago in the Christian Reader. It was called “Priceless Scribbles.” He tells about a father who touched his son’s life in a unique and unexpected way.
A young boy watched as his father walked into the living room. He noticed that his younger brother, John, began to cower slightly as their dad entered. The older boy sensed that John had done something wrong. Then he saw from a distance what his brother had done. The younger boy had opened his father’s brand new hymnal and scribbled all over the first page with a pen. Continue reading