2018 January

DARE TO DREAM

DARE TO DREAM

“I had seen that man before and now he was sitting in the snow outside the stadium [in Madrid]. I asked him what he was doing there. He said he’d been there for five hours, hoping for a chance to see ... Read More »

PASS IT ON

PASS IT ON

I believe that God wants to encourage people, but often He needs us to do it. And, believe it or not, we do have what others need. We have God’s Holy Spirit and His words of love! Our life can be infl... Read More »

THE PRISONER

THE PRISONER

The prisoner dictated a letter to some of his dearest friends hundreds of miles away in another country. He told them that he was in chains—most likely chained to his jailer, as that was the custom of... Read More »

10 PRINCIPLES OF PEOPLE-BUILDING

10 PRINCIPLES OF PEOPLE-BUILDING

Be a people-builder by supporting others. These tips can help. 1. Build up excellence: Think of at least one thing that you find outstanding in someone, and then let them know how excellent they are i... Read More »

CRUMPLED AND DIRTY

CRUMPLED AND DIRTY

For some time, we’ve been putting on benefit shows in our beautiful city of Granada, Spain. On a particular occasion, we performed at a residence for senior citizens. After the usual dances, songs, an... Read More »

WITHOUT PRICE

WITHOUT PRICE

More people fail for lack of encouragement than for any other reason. —Author unknown The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow ... Read More »

THE BOY SITTING NEXT TO ME

THE BOY SITTING NEXT TO ME

This should be easy, I thought as I prepared to enter high school. I didn’t expect to have any problems making friends or interacting with my classmates. Unfortunately, my confidence was shattered on ... Read More »

A LESSON FROM ORCHIDS

A LESSON FROM ORCHIDS

Today would have been my daughter Rejoice’s birthday. It’s our custom to celebrate this day every year since she passed away by remembering some of the special moments she shared with us. This year, m... Read More »

BUILDING AND STRENGTHENING

BUILDING AND STRENGTHENING

The Roman author Tertullian (c.160–c. 225), when speaking of the early church, reported that the pagans would exclaim, “See how they love one another!” Clearly the Christians’ concern and care was vis... Read More »

SPEED UP, SLOW DOWN

SPEED UP, SLOW DOWN

The books on the shelf have similar titles: Slowing Down the Speed of Life, The Culture of Speed, What Price the Pace of Modern Life? Most everyone agrees that contemporary life is lived in the fast l... Read More »

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