April 23rd, 2019 9:15 pm
Jim Caviezel was preparing for the release of his latest faith-themed film, Paul, Apostle of Christ — which was released last spring — in which he plays Luke the Evangelist. As is fitting for the biggest star attached to a picture, he went to FOCUS’ leadership summit (SLS conference) to promote the feature film. The college students were perhaps expecting a speech about the new film, but what they got was a phenomenal call to action that sent shivers down our spines. “The name Saul means...
April 22nd, 2019 9:14 pm
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." -St. Francis of Assisi
A video of a man rescuing an impala from being stuck in the mud warmed many hearts across the world in September last year. Steve Haley, from England, was on a safari at the Kruger National Park in South Africa when he noticed the trapped impala. "I was on my own during a self-safari where I take a tent,...
April 21st, 2019 3:40 pm
"He that will have a perfect brother must resign himself to remaining brotherless." -Italian Proverb 
The words of the Christ in the Gospel account of Mark chapter 8 verse 34 prove to be very instructive here. Jesus, summoning the crowd, says: "If any of you want to come with must forget yourself, carry your cross, and follow me." Our lives' crowns will be given to us at the end of our days - but not without our having to shoulder our lives' crosses; we shall inherit thrones in...
April 20th, 2019 3:39 pm
The great were once as you.
They whom men magnify today
Once groped and blundered on life's way
Were fearful of themselves, and thought
By magic was men's greatness wrought. 
They feared to try what they could do;
Yet Fame hath crowned with her success
The selfsame gifts that you possess.
-Edgar A. Guest

Imagine having a billion dollars and yet being a vegetable, bedridden in hospital and totally oblivious to the fact that you possess that muc...
April 19th, 2019 3:39 pm
"Why do you read so much?" a friend taunted Abraham Lincoln. "Education has been of no help to you in earning a living." "I am not educating myself to earn a living," Lincoln made it clear. "I am trying to find out what to do with a living if I ever earn it." -J. Maurus, Anecdotes of the Great 
"The fewer the merrier," I always say. "If others refuse to learn, well, we shall leave them behind in our fast-changing world." In the next 20 to 50 years, your job, maybe, would be taken over b...
April 18th, 2019 3:38 pm
"Love beautifies any relationship like a ribbon tied around a present." -Terri Guillemets
There are two kinds of love; we love wise and kind and beautiful people because we need them, but we love (or try to love) stupid and disagreeable people because they need us. The second kind is the more divine because that is how God loves us; not because we are loveable but because He is Love, not because He needs to receive but because He delights to give. -Clive Staples Lewis, from a letter to...
April 17th, 2019 3:37 pm
The Nepalese Army recently removed two tons of waste from Mount Everest under its Mount Everest cleanup campaign. According to the Nepalese Army, the cleanup campaign was launched on April 14, 2019 as part of the 24th annual "Wildlife Week", a programme organised by the Sagarmatha National Park Office. After the cleanup campaign was concluded, the army transported half of the non-biodegradable waste by helicopter to the Blue Waste To Value Company. The remaining ton of waste was taken to the arm...
April 16th, 2019 3:37 pm
A Florida woman saved an 84-year-old man living over 1,000 miles away in Pennsylvania with a simple phone call. 27-year-old Ashley Yasick received a voicemail from a number she did not recognise. After listening to the recording, she quickly realised the man on the other line was in danger. "It was one of those gut-wrenching phone calls and I knew right away I couldn't ignore it," said Yasick. "I called him back. Clearly, he was trying to reach out to somebody." Thomas Buck was the voice on the...
April 15th, 2019 3:36 pm
Tiger Woods ended his 11-year wait for a major on a dramatic final day at the Masters, seeing off Francesco Molinari and a host of other challengers in a fierce battle to claim his fifth green jacket – and first since 2005. For a long time, the 43-year-old feared he might never play golf again but spinal fusion surgery back in 2017 kick-started an improbable comeback that culminated in a 15th Major as he rolled back the years at Augusta. A fallen hero, crippled star and now a Masters champion...
April 14th, 2019 6:26 pm
When Andrew Jackson was fourteen, his mother had to go aboard a warship at Charleston to serve as a nurse. She feared she might not return and left this note for her son: "Andrew, if I should not see you again, I wish you to treasure up and remember some things. In this world you will have to make your own way. To do this you must have friends. You can make friends by being honest and keep them by being steadfast." -J. Maurus, Anecdotes of the Great 
Honesty and steadfastness are the gl...
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