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The most significant decision

The most significant decision

Ronan Keane

An American shoe representative was sent to a remote region of Africa. Before long, he wired the home office: “Selling shoes in this part of the world is pointless! Nobod... »

Island memories

Island memories

Sally García

About 30 years ago, my husband Gabriel and I had just welcomed our daughter into the world. At the time we lived on a mountaintop overlooking a lush valley on a beautiful... »

Joy, fulfillment, happiness

Joy, fulfillment, happiness

Peter Amsterdam

We all have many opportunities and possibilities to move forward in our faith, our relationships, our work, our inner lives, and more. Of course, making progress in any a... »

Zero credits, full benefit

Zero credits, full benefit

Elsa Sichrovsky

As a college freshman, one of the things I disliked the most was required, zero-credit Physical Education (PE) classes. At my university, undergraduate students were requ... »

Stressed out

Stressed out

Marie Story

I have a six-year-old nephew who loves video games. The other day I was sitting with him while he was playing a racing game on his Wii. The levels were getting progressiv... »

An unusual taxi driver

An unusual taxi driver

Ring, ring, ring… My cell phone interrupted my Internet browsing. “Sir, we have found the problem with your vehicle. You can come now and pick up the broken part as a sam... »

Nothing to fear

Nothing to fear

Koos Stenger

My worst fears came upon me the day I landed in the hospital. I dreaded entering the huge, ominous health factory, where impersonal doctors would study my symptoms with a... »

Riding the wave

Riding the wave

Paolo Alleluia

It was one of those mornings when you wake up and get barraged with one piece of bad news after another. Everything that can go wrong does, and there seems to be no end t... »

The peace of God

The peace of God

Activated Author

Inner peace The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.—Philippians 4:7 If we have not quiet in our minds,... »

The sunshine of My love

The sunshine of My love

You can’t make the sun come out on a rainy day, but you can work to change the mood around you. Most people feel happier and are more upbeat on a warm, sunny day than on... »