The Race

THE RACE Defeat!  He lay there silently, a tear dropped from his eye, ” There’s no sense running anymore- three strikes and I’m out- why try?” The will to rise has disappeared, all hope had fled away, so far behind, so error prone, closer all the way. “I’ve lost,...

The Fern and the Bamboo

THE FERN AND THE BAMBOO One day I decided to quit…I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality…. I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God. “God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”...

Butterfly Story

BUTTERFLY STORY A man found the cocoon of a butterfly.  One day a small opening appeared.  He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through the little hole.  Then it seemed to stop making any progress.  It appeared as if it...

Failure

FAILURE A surprising percentage of every human life can be categorized by one courage-sapping word:  failure. There really are no exceptions to this rule. That includes the men and women who are typically applauded every Sunday morning as “Bible heroes.” Scripture, in fact, seems to go out of its...