Quotes •      “It is an old ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.” – Rollo May •      It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement. – Mable Newcomber


Weather Balloons Several years ago, I heard the story of Larry Walters, a 33-year-old man who decided he wanted to see his neighborhood from a new perspective. He went down to the local army surplus store one morning and bought forty-five used weather balloons. That afternoon he strapped himself into a lawn chair, to which … Continue reading “Action”


Quotes •      A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. – Ambrose Bierce •      The difference between a friend and an acquaintance is that a friend helps; an acquaintance merely advises. – “Calgary Bob” Edwards


Success Temporary success may often crown the efforts of the godless, but even their greatest achievements cannot bring complete satisfaction. That was Solomon’s theme when he said, “… the expectation of the wicked shall perish.” If unrepentant sinners should view their most brilliant accomplishments in the light of eternity, they would find them to be … Continue reading “Achievement”

Accusation (false)

The Wallet John was driving home late one night when he picked up a hitchhiker. As they rode along, he began to be suspicious of his passenger. John checked to see if his wallet was safe in the pocket of his coat that was on the seat between them, but it wasn’t there! So he … Continue reading “Accusation (false)”


If 99.9 Percent Is Good Enough, Then … •      Two million documents will be lost by the IRS this year. •      811,000 faulty rolls of 35mm film will be loaded this year. •      22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next 60 minutes. •      1,314 phone calls will be misplaced … Continue reading “Accuracy”


Christian Behavior 1. How’s your thought life? 2. How are you handling the balance between work and home? 3. Have you been in the Word over the last few days? 4. What has God been teaching you recently? 5. How are you doing in handling God’s provision of time, talent, and money? 6. Are you … Continue reading “Accountability”


Greatest Moment The concert impresario, Sol Hurok, liked to say that Marian Anderson hadn’t simply grown great, she’d grown great simply. He says: “A few years ago a reporter interviewed Marian and asked her to name the greatest moment in her life. I was in her dressing room at the time and was curious to … Continue reading “Accomplishment”

Accident, Accidents

Close to Home There was the man who heard that three-fourths of all accidents happen within ten miles of home, so he moved. The Bell, the Clapper, and the Cord: Wit and Witticism, (Baltimore: National Federation of the Blind, 1994), p. 41. On Purpose When a cowboy applied for an insurance policy, the agent asked: … Continue reading “Accident, Accidents”