There is a powerful and true story told of a research project on self control in the early 1960’s. The researchers gave a group of 5 year old children each one marshmallow. The kids were clearly instructed they would get a second marshmallow if they waited to eat the one they had. They had to wait […]
The search for true knowledge continues to rage on. Millions upon millions of books, websites, blogs, and magazines continue to be published and republished. Some is old, some new. Much of it is regurgitated information with a fresh coat of paint, with new titles, but still the same stuff that was written countless times before, […]
There once was a man named Walter, he lived a long, long time, and he had a few things to say about hard work. Born in 1896, Walter Breuning’s life story pretty much encapsulates the rise of modern America. Breuning, who died recently at 114, could remember as far back as the turn-of-the-century when his father told […]
I recently heard the story of a young high school-age girl. She had money, popularity, and intelligence, and was bound for success. Before she graduated, she visited Uganda and witnessed the heartbreaking devastation of a corrupt, poor culture and its broken people. Instead of just feeling sorry for them and going back to her life […]
Death comes to us all. It is surely the most solemn, grave reality. Something we try not to think of too much. And yet, all of us, from time to time, are reminded that we must contemplate this final chapter of life.