Jul 27, 2014
Jim Thorpe was arguably the greatest American athlete of all time. He won the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Olympics. After that, he played pro baseball and football. In college, his Carlisle track team was invited to compete against the powerful Lafayette College. His school arrived with only five...Read more +
Jul 20, 2014
Walter C. Meloon founded the Correct Craft boat company in the 1920s. His goal was to build the “best world-class towboats for the glory of God.” During World War II, General Eisenhower asked Correct Craft to build 400 boats in fifteen days, for crossing the Rhine River. Working around the...Read more +
Jul 13, 2014
Bob Fraley, one of the top track and field coaches in America, faced a critical career decision. After twenty-three years at Fresno State, the school was eliminating track and field. Fraley's response? He'd work for free to save it from the chopping block. Bob's track program was spared. But not...Read more +
Jul 6, 2014
Ben had a job, but two other people on his work team got the perks. And that bugged Ben. So he made up his mind to complain. “Boss,” he said, “Jacob and Sharon get upgrades on flights, upgrades on hotels, upgrades on cars. What gives?” Fortunately for Ben, his manager...Read more +
Jun 30, 2014
For years, an old gentleman living outside San Antonio invited his city doctor to visit his property and enjoy the wonderful hunting. After three vacation trips to the ranch, during which he hunted without ever seeing anything to kill, the tanned, healthy doctor said to his host: “Why do you...Read more +
Jun 23, 2014
Imagine a dense fog blanketing seven city blocks to a depth of one hundred feet. All that fog condensed, scientists say, fills one single water tumbler. And there's a picture of worry: in the heat of fear and anxiety, a half glass of worry expands to cloud everything in our...Read more +
Jun 14, 2014
In World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the Allied Forces. He oversaw D-Day. Later, he was president of the United States. Eisenhower knew something about being a leader. And he could be blunt in his definitions. He said: "You do not lead by hitting people over the head—that's...Read more +
Jun 10, 2014
I love the book of Proverbs with its 31 chapters . . . perfect for reading a chapter a day, month after month, year after year. This mighty collection of small sayings never fails to yield rich wisdom—much of it about our workdays. Just listen: A man of understanding holds...Read more +
Jun 2, 2014
In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first freely elected president of South Africa. Before that, he spent 27 years in prison for his struggle against apartheid. Apartheid was South Africa's system to separate the races. The whites had their laws. The blacks had different laws. From prison, Nelson Mandela became...Read more +
May 25, 2014
The philosopher Kierkegard gives us a great lesson for life. A flock of geese lived together in a courtyard. Once a week, they gathered in a corner of the yard. An eloquent member of their group mounted the fence to tell the wondrous legacy of their forefathers, who mounted on...Read more +