“You are thinking not as God does but as human beings do.”
Best-selling author Geneen Roth and her husband were among the thousands of investors who lost their life-savings in Bernie Madoff’s $65-billion-Ponzi scheme. As you can imagine, the anger, fear and regret were intense — 30 years of retirement savings thought to be in a “safe” place disappeared in an instant.
In her new book entitled Lost and Found, Geneen recounts her family’s story and those of friends who were ruined in the Madoff fraud. She writes that the experience led her to a whole new way of thinking about the “irrational, destructive ways” we use money and evaluate wealth. In losing everything, the Roths and their friends “also lost their attachment to what they thought they needed to be happy.“Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner- Our readers often send us many wonderful comments on one article or another. However one comment, in particular, stood out. We feel it is so good we want to be sure everyone has a chance to read it and ponder the truth of it.
We thank Gail for the time and knowledge it took to send us this work, but we especially thank her for her many years of dedication in counseling at an abortion mill. May God richly bless her and all pro-life counselors for their selfless work.
Are You Singing a Little Louder?
By Gail H. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” said Edmund Burke. As a sidewalk counselor for many years, I am sick (to death) of all of the excuses given by so-called “Christian pro-lifers” when asked to pray near an abortion mill. If asked if they would die for Christ, they would go on and on about how they would do anything for Christ. Somehow I find that hard to believe, since they cannot even come out to pray just for a few minutes near the abortion mill. They have all sorts of complaints. They complain about the heat or cold or rain or snow, yet will stand outside in the church parking lot for at least 30 minutes or more in all kinds of weather, probably while talking about how valiant they are and how they want to die for Christ. Continue reading →
“Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb.”
The little village of Eyam, located in the lead-mining region of northern England, is remembered for one of the most selfless communal acts in British history.
In 1665, much of London to the south was caught in the grip of a devastating epidemic. The north was largely spared — until a flea-invested bundle of cloth arrived from London for the local tailor in Eyam. Within a week, the tailor was dead and more began dying in his household soon after. That’s when the 350 villagers decided to isolate themselves, in an effort to protect the neighboring settlements from contagion. Rather than fleeing their infected village, the people of Eyam made the heroic decision to stay, quarantining themselves in order to contain the plague. Their personal sacrifices may well have saved thousands of lives in the north of England.Continue reading →
“For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but [this poor widow] from her poverty …”
It was a beautiful wedding reception: a simple, elegant supper with music and dancing. But the bride and groom arranged with the caterer to pack up the leftover food and bring it to the local soup kitchen. The bride and groom included a cake and bottles of sparkling cider. The couple made places of welcome for the poor at their wedding banquet.
With their kids gone, they have more room than they can use. So when the church calls asking for a place for a woman going through a break-up or a couple visiting for a funeral or parents whose child is being treated at a nearby medical center, they welcome them into their home. Other empty-nesters in the parish have been inspired by their example. Continue reading →