Hardship Builds Character

"A noted scientist, observing that the early sailors believed the coral-building animals instinctively built up the great reefs of the Atoll Islands in order to protect themselves in the inner waterway, has disproved this belief. He has shown these organisms can only live and thrive facing the open ocean in the highly oxygenated foam of…

My Faithful Shepherd

The shepherds of the Alps have a beautiful custom of ending the day by singing an evening farewell to one another. The air is so pure that the songs can be heard for very long distances. As the sun begins to set, they gather their flocks and begin to lead them down the mountain paths…

Sing Sweetest in the Dark

Sing a little song of trust, Oh my heart! Sing it just because you must, As leaves start; As flowers push their way through dust; Sing, my heart, because you must. Wait not for an eager throng -- Bird on bird; It's the solitary song That is heard. Every voice at dawn will start, Be…

Into the Night

We should abandon ourselves to God more fully at those times when He seems to have abandoned us. Let us enjoy His light and comfort when it is His pleasure to give it to us, but may we not attach ourselves to His gifts. May we instead attach ourselves to Him, and when He plunges…

[Un]welcome “Talents”

When Dr. Moon, of Brighton, England, was suddenly struck with blindness, he said, "Lord, I accept this 'talent' of blindness from You. Help me to use it for Your glory so that when You return, You may receive it 'back with interest' [Matthew 25:27]." Then God enabled him to invent the Moon Alphabet for the…