65. Learning to Listen

The story is told of President Franklin Roosevelt, who often endured long receiving lines at the White House. He complained that no one really paid any attention to what was said. One day, during a reception, he decided to try an experiment. To each person who passed...

64. Embracing Humility

Humble Pie! Have you ever had a slice? Be honest, did you enjoy it? Would you like more? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t enjoy the experience of being humbled. It can be embarrassing and erode your confidence. It can even cause you to shamefully...

62. Why So Much Pain?

I was reading a book the other day written by a highly respected, mature, and wise Christian educator and author. Using Psalm 23 as his text, he was speaking of God’s character, and how his followers could trust Him. From his discussion of this Psalm, he concluded...

61. He Is the Bread of Life

You are what you eat! The first time I heard that phrase it was used humorously to describe a fallacious correlation between one’s diet and his or her personality or character. As an example, if someone declared they ate some turkey, one might say, tongue-in-cheek,...