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Bernard Rimland writes on the Golden Rule (illustration)

A fascinating study on the principle of the Golden Rule was conducted by Bernard Rimland, director of the Institute for Child Behavior Research. Rimland found that “The happiest people are those who help others.” Each person involved in the study was asked to list ten p …

Boys argue over who gets the first pancake (illustration)

A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, 5, and Ryan, 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. “If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake; I …

Moody’s advice on the filling of the Holy Spirit (illustration)

D. L. Moody said, “I believe that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride, selfishness andá everything that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Spirit will fill every corner of our hearts.” (Source Unknown). …

Timothy McVeigh died Self-centered (illustration)

It was Timothy McVeigh who thought of himself first. On his own, he decided that he had the right to plant a bomb at a government building in Oklahoma City. That act took the lives of many people, including a number of children whom McVeigh callously described as collateral dam …

We Must be Emptied Before We Can Be Filled (illustration)

“I believe firmly that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and everything that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Spirit will fill every corner of our hearts. But if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and the world, there …

Lack of Light Results in Mood Swings And Depression (illustration)

In the Pacific Northwest, where it’s overcast most days, lots of people suffer from light deprivation, which results in mood swings and depression. There’s even a scientific name for this problem: “Seasonal Affective Disorder,” or S.A.D. People suffering from S.A. …

Pride And Selfishness Crowds Out The Spirit of God (illustration)

D.L. Moody said, “I believe firmly that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and everything that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Spirit will fill every corner of our hearts. But if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition a …

Winston Churchhill Took a Cruise (illustration)

Late in life Winston Churchill took a cruise on an Italian ship. A journalist encountered the former prime minister to ask him why he chose to travel on an Italian line when the stately Queen’s line under the British flag was available. Churchill gave the question his con …

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