Teacher Unaware

Teacher Unaware

The weather was perfect, and most of my friends were looking forward to a relaxing holiday weekend, but not me. A recent bout of illness had left me far behind in my schoolwork, and I faced a mountain of projects, reports, and assignments t... Read More »

A Mother’s Choice

A Mother’s Choice

None of her friends or family understands why she has done it, and most of them would like to shake her out of her foolishness. Their objections make sense. After all, May is in her mid-forties and has been living alone ever since her daugh... Read More »

Goodness in Action

Goodness in Action

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. —Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) Do all the good you can, in all... Read More »

Martha’s Transformation

Martha’s Transformation

I first met Martha as she was sitting on a bench in the park where I was taking my baby for a walk. My husband and I had been married for two years, and we had just had our first child. Martha was staring vacantly into space and didn’t ackn... Read More »

Goodness—the Exemplary Fruit

Goodness—the Exemplary Fruit

Christians are expected to be good people. In fact, many non-Christians expect more from Christians than they do from themselves or anyone else. Jesus Himself told His first followers, “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hillto... Read More »

My Life’s Heroes

My Life’s Heroes

It was 1977, and Karl and I had left Germany in a camper the previous year. Our journey had already taken us through Italy, what was then Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, and India. We hoped to make it to Nepal next, buy a mou... Read More »

Quarks in His Glory

Quarks in His Glory

Peter and I were taking a few days’ break at a small beach town. One late afternoon, I was taking a walk along the beach, when I looked up to find one of the most stunningly beautiful scenes taking shape before my eyes. The scattered clouds... Read More »

A True Good Samaritan

A True Good Samaritan

Recently, after reading an article on the BBC News website, I found myself faced with a few tough questions. The article, a modern-day “Good Samaritan” tale, is worth checking out as an inspiring example of the impact one sincere loving dee... Read More »

Good—Or Upright?

Good—Or Upright?

I recently came across an interesting verse that fits with this issue’s main theme of goodness. I had read it before, but this time it made more of an impression on me. In his letter to the Romans, Paul says, “Now, most people would not be ... Read More »

The Unsung Hero

The Unsung Hero

The story of the boy who gave his lunch to the disciples to share with the multitude is well known. Jesus took the five small loaves and two fishes, blessed the food which was multiplied miraculously, and thousands of hungry people were sat... Read More »

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