Lenny Skutnik had no intention of being a hero that day. The
staffer at the Congressional Budget Office in Washington was having an ordinary
winter day when Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the 14th Street Bridge over
the Potomac River shortly...
King Canute ruled over Denmark, Norway, and England more than
one thousand years ago. A wise ruler, he worked diligently to make the lives of
his subjects better. As is often the case, he was surrounded by those who
sought to gain influence and...
The story is told of
two women in Shanghai who were discussing the topic of pride and began to
wonder if Hudson Taylor was ever tempted to be prideful because of his
many accomplishments. One of the women decided to ask Taylor’s wife, Maria,...
Hudson Taylor was scheduled to speak at a large church in
Melbourne, Australia. The moderator of the service introduced the
missionary in eloquent and glowing terms. He told the large
congregation all that Taylor had accomplished in China, and...
Charles Spurgeon and Joseph Parker both had
churches in London in the 19th century. On one occasion, Parker commented on
the poor condition of children admitted to Spurgeon’s orphanage. It was
reported to Spurgeon however, that Parker had...
A young preacher once
approached Dr. F. B. Meyer and asked how he could one day become as influential
and well-known as Dr. Meyer. Dr. Meyer responded, “Don’t waste your time
waiting and longing for large opportunities which may never come. But...
A converted Hindu gave the following address to a number of
his fellow countrymen: “I am, by birth, of an insignificant and contemptible
caste—so low, that if a Brahmin should chance to touch me, he must go and bathe
in the Ganges for the purpose...
the Civil War someone reported to Abraham Lincoln that Edwin Stanton, one of the President’s cabinet members, had referred to him as a fool. Mr. Lincoln replied, “Well, I
must check into that, for I have found that he is usually correct in...