There was a very unusual military funeral in California in
December of 2013. Sgt. First Class Joseph Gantt, who fought in both World War
II and the Korean War, was laid to rest. He had been captured in Korea in 1950
and died the following year....
Maria Dyer was born in 1837 on the mission field in China where
her parents were pioneer missionaries. Both her parents died when Maria was a
little girl, and she was sent back to England to be raised by an uncle. The
loss of her parents, however...
When the California gold fever broke
out, a man went there, leaving his wife in New England with his boy. As soon as
he got on and was successful he was to send for them. It was a long time before
he succeeded, but at last he got money enough to...
Things are precious, often because of their relationship. The most precious thing a mother has is her dear babe. We all love those who are near to us by the ties of nature. Precious, therefore, in the sight of the Lord are His saints, because...
When 67-year-old carpenter Russell Herman died in 1994, his will
included a staggering set of bequests. Included in his plan for distribution
was more than two billion dollars for the City of East St. Louis, another
billion and a half for the...
There is an old story that illustrates the principle of honor within marriage. A drunkard husband, spending the evening with his jovial companions at a tavern, boasted that if he took a group of his friends home with him at midnight and asked his...
lady in Spain made the news when she chose a unique way to test her husband’s
love. With the help of a friend, she manipulated her own kidnapping and sent a
ransom notice to her husband. When the police discovered the kidnapping was a
a lady was inviting children to come to Sunday school when she met a boy and
asked him why he went so far, past so many Sunday schools to get to his own. “There
are plenty of others,” said she, “just as good.”
On May 2, 1962, Gladys Kidd placed a dramatic advertisement in
the San Francisco Examiner,
“I don’t want my husband to die in the gas chamber for a crime he did not
commit. I will therefore offer my services for 10 years as a cook, maid...