A different kind of wish

No one knows what the future holds. We’re quick to wish a “happy new year” on January 1st, but we actually have very little control over how things will play out. “You do …  »

Lunar landing

It’s been almost half a century since Neil Armstrong declared on July 20, 1969, “That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.” It was a momentous occasi …  »

On the river’s edge

As the children of Israel were preparing to cross the Jordan River, Joshua sent the ark of the covenant ahead. He instructed the people: “When you see the ark of the cove …  »

Taking the plunge

The little boy must have been about four years old. I watched with interest as his dad walked to the edge of the diving board at the deep end of the pool and showed him h …  »

A single step

A couple of years ago, I took an English teaching training course. My first language is Croatian, and I had been working as a professional translator and interpreter for …  »

Live today!

Someone has said that today is a marvel of opportunity, crucified between two thieves, yesterday and tomorrow! Today, this very day, is one of the most wonderfully precio …  »

New year, new commitments

The beginning of a new year is such an interesting time. We often think back over our experiences of the past year as well as look ahead to what the new year will bring. …  »

Holding on

As a young child, I would lie in bed at my grandparents’ house, listening to the sounds of the television downstairs and looking at the pictures on the wall. One was a pi …  »

Five steps to success

Are you faced with starting a new project or making decisions? Why not get a head start by using these tried-and-proven steps to success. Pray: Don't neglect or undervalu …  »

New Year choices

I’m quite excited about my New Year’s resolution, and I think it’s going to work. No, I know it’s going to work. It’s got to, because I see now that my future hinges on i …  »

Mallory’s mountain

When someone asked the famous mountaineer George Mallory why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, he simply stated: “Because it is there.” Didn’t he know that staying home w …  »

Notebooks and planners

Ever since my school days, one of my greatest thrills has been to start a new notebook. That first nice-smelling white page, all clean and perfect, without wrinkles or de …  »

First attempts

The Bible tells of a group of people who attempted an ambitious building program. Sadly for them, work on the world’s first skyscraper—the Tower of Babel—had unforeseen c …  »