In Awe

Albert Einstein very clearly expressed his feelings about God and this world.  Madeleine L’Engle once said this about him, “I share Einstein’s affirmation that anyone who is not lost in rapturous awe at the power and glory of the mind behind the universe ‘is as good as a burnt out candle.’”  Einstein also made the…

When 900 Million People Are Watching You

How do you feel when you stand before a crowd with all eyes on you?  Do your palms get cold and clammy?  Do you become nervous and anxious?  Do you blush, tremble, shake, or get nauseous?  Multiple sources indicate that 90 percent of all people deal with some level of stage fright (Vijai P. Sharma).…

Elementary My Dear Watson

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip.  As they lay down for the night, Holmes said, “Watson, look up and tell me what you see.”  Watson said, “I see millions and millions of stars.”  Holmes asked, “And what does that tell you?”  Watson replied, “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions…

Bee Sting

A family was casually driving around sightseeing on their vacation.  It was a warm, clear, summer day and they were enjoying the breeze coming through the rolled down windows.  Soon the peaceful drive was interrupted when a honeybee flew through the open windows and buzzed around the car.  The young girl, allergic to bee stings,…

Inviting A Stranger Into The House

Several years ago the parents of a particular family were introduced to a stranger.  He seemed like a decent guy, so they invited him into their house.  To their surprise, this stranger was an incredible storyteller and very personable (even if he was an incessant talker).  The kids especially loved him.  He would walk everyone’s…

My Little Girl

Many a time my family has walked around the streets, Never really knowing what kind of people we will meet. We’ve seen people who are busy, sad, and anxious about life, Even Christians who are filled with worries and strife. But still, my little girl will jump, and bounce, and sing, and play, Take my…

The Purpose In Life

Josh McDowell told this great story: An executive hirer, a “headhunter” who goes out and hires corporation executives for other firms, once told me, “When I get an executive that I’m trying to hire for someone else, I like to disarm him.  I offer him a drink, take my coat off, then my vest, undo…