Monthly Archives: September 2010

WHO’S YOUR DADDY?

Just around the time of the inauguration of President Obama, the daughters of outgoing President Bush wrote an open letter to the Obama girls.  They gave all kinds of advice to the girls about enjoying all that life in the … Continue reading

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‘FROM THE SOAPBOX…”

“When LIFEWAY RESEARCH conducted a national study to determine how parents define the success of their children, faith was precariously missing from the responses.  Most parents listed characteristics like good values, being happy, succeeding in life, graduating from college, living … Continue reading

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SOMETHING TO LEAN ON – September 23

“Peter Marshall (1902-1949) was a beloved minister who served twice as the Chaplain of the United States Senate. On more than one occasion he spoke of the significance surrounding Heaven’s gates of pearl. ‘The twelve gates were twelve pearls; each … Continue reading

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WORDS

“Janet’s husband, Rick, went into the hospital for some routine surgery.  Everything went as planned so Janet decided to spend the night at home.  When she called early the next morning to ask the nurse about his condition, she was … Continue reading

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DYING TO SELF – September 17

“Several years before his death, Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ, told of a World War II experience where a seasoned soldier gave counsel to a young, frightened soldier.  It seems that in the carnage he had witnessed, the … Continue reading

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YOU GOTTA TRY – September 15

“There is a place in Australia that has become a favorite spot for those who want to commit suicide.  It’s a rocky cliff near Sydney Harbor called The Gap.  For nearly 50 years, a man named Don Ritchie has lived … Continue reading

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“NIP IT IN THE BUD!” – September 9

Barney Fife had a trademark saying on the Andy Griffith Show.  It was his prescription for dealing with anything we do in our lives that causes us grave difficulty.  With great flair he would exclaim,  “Just nip it…nip it in … Continue reading

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