December 18th, 2018 9:29 pm

Pierre La Place, the eminent French astronomer who made invaluable contributions to science, died at the age of 78. On his deathbed he declared: "What we know is nothing; what we don't know is immense."

Man is so limited in so many ways - yet we are so free, at the same time, to be the very best we can. Like a bird, we can soar in the sky; but someday, just as a bird, we must cease flying and fall to the earth. This life has so much to offer, yet so little at the same time. This place is a ste...

December 17th, 2018 3:37 pm
A poor Russian soldier, during the reign of Emperor Nicholas, was sitting in his barracks in complete dejection. He had many debts to pay but he found no way of paying them. He listed them all on a sheet of paper and wrote underneath, "Who will pay them?" He then fell asleep. After some time Emperor Nicholas happened to pass that way and seeing the sleeping soldier, he stopped by him. He read the items of debts on the paper and taking a pencil he wrote the answer, "Nicholas." The soldier later w...
December 16th, 2018 1:08 pm

"We praise the man who has the courage of his convictions, but every bigot and fanatic has that; what is much harder, and rarer, is to have the courage to re-examine one's convictions and to reject them if they don't square up with the facts." -Sydney Harris

Writes St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:3-7,8,12-14,20-22, "I passed on to you what I received, which is of the greatest importance: that Christ died for our sins, as written in the Scriptures; that he was buried and that he was raised to life...

December 15th, 2018 1:30 pm
On a warm summer day at a beautiful beach a little boy on his knees scoops and packs the sand with plastic shovels into a bucket. He upends the bucket on the surface and lifts it, and to the delight of the little architect, a castle tower is created. He works all afternoon spooning out the moat, packing the walls, building sentries with bottle tops and bridges with Popsicle sticks. With his hours of hard work on the beach, a sandcastle will be built. In a big city with busy streets and rumbling...
December 14th, 2018 6:28 pm

A barbershop was filled with customers when a little boy walked into the shop. Looking at the little boy, the barber whispered to his customer, “This is the dumbest child in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.” The barber put a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then called the boy over and asked, “Which do you want, son?” The boy took the quarters and left. “What did I tell you? That child never learns!” the barber said laughing. Later, when the customer ha...

December 13th, 2018 6:04 pm
In the middle of a beautiful city was a museum laid with beautiful marble tiles and with a huge marble statue as a part of the display. Many people from all over the world visited the museum every day and admired the beautifully-crafted statue. One night one of the marble tiles started talking to the marble statue.
Marble Tiles: Hey, statue. Don’t you think it is so unfair that everybody from all over the world comes all the way here to admire you while ignoring and stepping on me?
December 12th, 2018 8:09 pm
"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyse you. They are supposed to help you discover who you are." -Bernice Johnson Reagon
The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. However, the waters close to Japan have not held much fish for decades. The fishermen, therefore, had to go further out to sea to catch their supply of fish, and their fishing boats got bigger and bigger. The farther the fishermen went to procure fish, the longer it took them to bring the fish in. So by the time they...
December 11th, 2018 5:09 pm
Thanksgiving Day was near. The first-grade teacher gave her class a fun assignment — to draw a picture of something for which they were thankful. Most of the class could be considered economically disadvantaged, but still, many would celebrate the holiday with turkey and other traditional goodies of the season. These, the teacher thought, would be the subjects of most of her student’s art. And they were. But Douglas made a different kind of picture. Douglas was a different kind of boy. He wa...
December 10th, 2018 1:23 pm
Once, at an interview at a reputed business school, a panel of intelligent  interviewers was assessing prospective students for admission. When one of the prospective students entered the room and nervously sat on the chair in front of them, the panel said to the young man, “We shall either ask you ten easy questions or one really difficult question. Choose carefully, as it will determine your admission to this school or otherwise!” The young man thought for a moment and answered, “I woul...
December 8th, 2018 3:25 pm

"Who’s this black guy trying to make friends with the Ku Klux Klan?” A raised eyebrow. A shake of the head. Such were the sentiments of Scott Shepherd, a former Klan grand dragon, when he first saw Daryl Davis, a piano-playing bluesman who travels the nation attempting to dispel racism from those who hate him most. It doesn’t often work, but over the decades Davis, like a man on a quixotic pilgrimage, has collected more than two dozen Klan robes from those who have disavowed white supremac...

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