Not Home Yet

NOT HOME YET An old missionary couple had been working in Africa for years and was returning to New York to retire. They had no pension; their health was broken; they were defeated, discouraged, and afraid. They discovered they were booked on the same ship as President Teddy Roosevelt,...

Something To Think About As The New Year Begins

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT AS THE NEW YEAR BEGINS: There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept from fear and apprehension. One of these days is “YESTERDAY” with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches...

The Mouse Trap

THE MOUSE TRAP A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package. What food might it contain? He was aghast to discover that it was a mouse trap. Retreating to the farmyard the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is...

Is Not It Strange?

ISN’T IT STRANGE? Isn’t it strange how a 20 dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, but such a small amount when you go shopping? Isn’t it strange how 2 hours seem so long when you’re at church, and how short they...

Water

WATER Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. Those famous words come from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1798 poem in which he describes a sailor who, stranded in the middle of the ocean, is...