Risk

Worth The Risk!

A Church newsletter included this essay by an eight-year-old boy. His third grade Sunday School teacher had asked her students to write about what “God’s jobs” are … One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes these to put in the place of the ones that die so there will be enough people …

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Christ Is The Key

According to legend, there once were two very perplexing mysteries over which the wisest men in the land had scratched their heads and stroked their beards in vain for many years. The mysteries were, 1) Whenever anyone wanted to find a lead pencil, he couldn’t and, 2) Whenever anyone wanted to sharpen a lead pencil, …

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Technically, the first day of January is just another day on which the sun rises and sets, the natural cycles run their natural courses, and we people wake up, eat, breathe, do our things and go to sleep. Were January merely the thirteenth month, its first day would not be terribly significant. But the opening …

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Just A Short Trip

A thirteen-year-old girl said to her mother, “I feel so nervous.” Her mother replied, “What do you mean, ‘nervous’?” “Well,” said the child, “I feel in a hurry all over. It’s like I’m not sure quite where I’m going, but I can’t wait to get started.” Another little girl–a fifth-grader–kept doing mischievous things in class, …

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Your Greatest Gift

. . . Do not ride in automobiles; they cause 20% of all accident fatalities; . . . Do not stay at home; 17% of all accidents occur in the home; . . . Do not walk on the street or sidewalk; 14% of all accidents happen to pedestrians; . . . Do not travel …

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Let’s Get Lost

In one of his “best-seller” books, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has written a chapter on what he calls “spiritual love.” He says, At the center of purposeful relationships is love. But is is more than simply being able to say the words “I love you,” for these words are used by people who also berate …

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High Adventure

A management consultant in Los Angeles often begins his management-trainee seminars with the story of a tour guide in an Australian art museum… The guide is describing a beautiful work of art to her tour group. She says, “And here, ladies and gentlemen, we conclude our tour with one of the finest pieces of sculpture …

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Our Only Real Security

It has been said that “following Jesus is like climbing a spiral staircase”: Sometimes it seems as though we are just circling around, getting nowhere. But then we notice that the circle is getting bigger and bigger and that our perspective is getting wider and wider. Our perspective is becoming less and less self-centered and …

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Yes, It’s Risky!

A business consultant in Los Angeles often begins his management-trainee seminars with the story of a tour-guide in an Australian art museum… The guide is describing a beautiful work of art to her tour group. She says, “And here, ladies and gentlemen, we conclude our tour with one of the finest pieces of sculpture in …

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Take The Risk!

There is a “Peanuts” comic strip in which little Lucy says that Christmas is a time for kindness and good-will; a time when we accept one another — welcoming others into our homes and into our lives. Charlie Brown responds, saying “Why just Christmas? Why can’t we be kind and accepting and hospitable all through …

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