• 01_the_secret

    The secret

    At the time Paul wrote his letter to the church in Philippi, he was languishing in a Roman prison, yet in his introduction, he describes true happiness not as him being released, but as the Christians there having loving, harmonious relations with one another. Then he goes on to describe how they can do that: […]

  • 02_the_case_of_the_mysterious_text

    The case of the mysterious text

    One busy day, I was trying to get my boys to their computer classes on time when we realized that we couldn’t find one of their textbooks nor the house key. More frayed nerves and frantic running around. In the midst of it all, my phone beeped. It was a text message from a number […]

  • 03_the_wise_and_unwise_leader

    The wise and unwise leader 

    A good executive is not a boss—he is a servant! Jesus wasn’t just trying to teach His disciples humility when He said, “Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.” A good executive simply is not a dictator. He listens to his employees. When the top people don’t communicate with those […]

  • 04_a_tale_of_two_camps

    A tale of two camps

    A friend of mine told me that when she was young, even though her family was close and they loved one another very much, fairness was always an issue. She said that when her mom brought home a pie or ice cream for dessert, she and her brother fought over who got the bigger piece. […]

  • 05_when_your_son_is_caught_sleeping

    When your son is caught sleeping

    On the way home after an evening outing with some friends, I asked my youngest if he had a good time. “Sort of,” he answered. “But the kids on the playground were teasing me.” “About what?” I asked. He sometimes reacts strongly to comments, so I assumed it wasn’t a big deal. “Eric said he […]

  • 06_building_good_workplace_relationships

    Building good workplace relationships

    I have a neighbor who is a very good handyman. A while ago, he did some work for us in the house but seemed to be very grouchy and out of sorts. When I tried to help or give a suggestion, he got frustrated and snapped back. When the job was finished, I was quite […]