What Are We Here For?

J.M. Boice told an amusing story about Yogi Berra, the well-known catcher for the New York Yankees in the 1950’s. During a game, Hank Aaron came up to the plate to bat. Yogi Berra began his usual chattering and tried to distract Aaron. Yogi said to him, “Henry, you’re holding the bat wrong. You’re supposed…

Not Lost, Given

A man was speaking to a soldier on a cot in a hospital. “You have lost an arm for a great cause,” he said. “No,” said the soldier with a smile. “I didn’t lose it–I gave it.” So many great sacrifices have been made for incredible causes. The men and women who serve in our…

Yes, You Are Important

“Man overboard!” The words rang out loud, even from inside his bunk on the ship. He was suffering with one of the worst cases of seasickness the crew had ever seen. “God help the poor fellow–there is nothing I can do,” he said to himself. However, even in his poor condition, he decided he could,…

Sometimes It Takes A Brick

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street in his new car. Out of nowhere, a brick smashed into the car’s side door. He slammed on the brakes, spun around, and jumped out of his car. He saw that a kid was likely responsible and felt his anger starting to boil up.…

My Run-In With Shoplifters

I stepped out of Home Depot just like I have done hundreds of times over the past few months. Before I even reached the parking lot, three guys and a girl came sprinting out of the store. At first glance, it was hard to understand what was happening. I thought these were just some teenagers…

Tax Day!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. A time people across the country have been eagerly waiting for. A time when adults can’t sleep because of their excitement and anticipation. A time that ranks right up there with a birthday and Christmas. A time when we get to give thousands upon thousands of dollars…

The Note Inside A Bullet

Elmer Bendiner was a WW2 B-17 navigator. In the thick of war against the Nazi’s, one of the most incredible stories unfolded. Bendiner explains: “Our B-17 (THE TONDELAYO) was barraged by flak from Nazi antiaircraft guns. That was not unusual, but on this particular occasion, our gas tanks were hit. Later, as I reflected on…