In 2004, a painting by Anna Mary Robertson, better known as
Grandma Moses, was brought to the Antiques
Roadshow for appraisal. Born before the Civil War, Robertson did
not take up painting until late in her life. Her primitive style...
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads
her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an
object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs
like a speck of white cloud...
On August 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley brought fierce destruction to
areas of Florida. During the storm, 25-year-old Danny Williams went
outside to seek protection under the branches of a 55-year old banyan
tree. Friends and family said that...
Three men were hiking through a forest when they came upon a large, raging,
violent river. Needing to get to the other side, the first man
prayed, “God, please give me the strength to cross the river.” Poof!
God gave him big arms and strong...
In her column, Ask Marilyn, Marilyn vos Savant gave an interesting perspective on contentment. One
reader wrote in about a unique experiment she had conducted after being
dissatisfied that her neighbor’s yard looked better than her own...
David Livingstone was a Scottish missionary and explorer who
spent thirty-three years in the heart of Africa. He endured much suffering as
he labored to spread the Gospel and open the continent to missionaries. This
godly missionary once remarked...
The story is told of two liberal sociologists who
were walking down the street. They saw a man lying unconscious and covered with
cuts and bruises from a terrible mugging. One of the sociologists turned to his
colleague and said, “Whoever did...