The English poet, Alexander Pope, wrote, “As the twig is
bent, so grows the tree.” When new trees are planted stakes are often put into the ground beside the tree.
The stakes are there for a purpose—to train the tree to grow straight and
“I would recommend you
either believe God up to the hilt, or else not to believe at all. Believe this Book of God, every letter of it, or else reject it. There is no logical
standing place between the two. Be satisfied with nothing less than a...
When an army officer asked President Lincoln if he could write an article defending the administration against attacks that were being made by the Committee on the Conduct of the War Lincoln replied: “If I were to try to read, much less answer,...
The British minister, W. E. Sangster, began to lose
his voice and mobility in the mid-1950s. He had a disease that caused progressive
muscular atrophy. He recognized the end was near, so he threw himself into
writing and praying. In the midst of...
When Sir Michael Faraday (a great
scientist from the 1800s), was dying, some journalists questioned him about his
speculations for a life after death. “Speculations!” he said, “I know nothing
about speculations. I’m resting on certainties. I know...
During the Battle of Spotsylvania in the Civil
War, Union general John Sedgwick was inspecting his troops. At one point he
came to a parapet, over which he gazed out in the direction of the enemy. His
officers suggested that this was unwise and...