“This Is Good!”
Aug-20

“This Is Good!”

An African folktale The story is told of an African king and his close friend, who had grown up together. The king’s friend had a habit of looking at every situation positively and remarking, “This is good!” One day the king went on a hunti... Read More »

The Sun Still Shines
Aug-19

The Sun Still Shines

As far back as I can remember, I didn’t like cloudy days, especially in wintertime. They seemed endless and without hope, chilling both body and soul. Still, they are a part of life, so I decided to learn to like them—and now I do. My secre... Read More »

That’s Life!

That’s Life!

A prayer of thanksgiving Jesus, thank You for life and all it involves. When something goes wrong, we often say, “That’s life!” But life is so much more than the little things that don’t turn out the way we wish they had. Waking up each mor... Read More »

The Positive Power of Praise

The Positive Power of Praise

Question: I’ve heard that positive thinking can make all the difference in difficult situations, but sometimes I’m at a loss for things to be positive about. What can I do to get on a positive channel when everything seems to be going wrong... Read More »

Perspective Adjustment

Perspective Adjustment

During an especially busy time, I had a perspective adjustment that changed my outlook for the better. I was involved in several major projects, had a huge amount of work to do, and was quite tired—almost exhausted. The verse that came to m... Read More »

Positive Programming

Positive Programming

Most of us battle negative thinking at some point in our lives. We put ourselves down for real or imagined faults and weaknesses, or we compare ourselves negatively to others. The use of positive statements that you can repeat to yourself i... Read More »

Beware of the Negabugger

Beware of the Negabugger

Scientists have recently made a fascinating discovery about an unseen and little understood parasite, the negabugger—so called because of the negative effect it has on its human host’s mental and emotional well-being. It is too small to be ... Read More »

The Aurora Phenomenon

The Aurora Phenomenon

The aurora borealis, also called the northern lights, is one of the most magical sights of the night sky. When I lived in Iceland, I saw it many times. One memory stands out. It was February 2009, and I was about to leave Iceland to join an... Read More »

Outrun the Bandits

Outrun the Bandits

I grew up in the era of black-and-white television (1950s), when Westerns were the most popular action genre. There were no computer graphics or other hi-tech special effects in shows like The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, andWanted: Dead or Alive... Read More »

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

This exercise may seem more practical than spiritual, but it is a key to spiritual health and growth. If there is a quiet, clutter-free space in your home to which you can retreat for moments of prayer or quiet reflection, or if you live in... Read More »

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