What’s Your Handle Going to Be?

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. ~ Henry Ward Beecher Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) was an American evangelist who became famous on the lecture circuit. This 19th Century Christian minister had a keen mind and was skilled at using humour […]

How Critical Is Optimism?

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~ Helen Keller Helen Keller (1880-1968) was an American author, political activist and public speaker. She was the first person, both deaf and blind, to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The play and film,┬áThe Miracle Worker, recount the […]

Is Anyone Unloveable? Unpardonable? Unbelievable?

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton G.K. Chesterton was an English writer (1874-1936), philosopher, lay Christian theologian and poet among other things. He has been called the “prince of paradox’ – in that […]