Three years ago, my dad ran across a letter by Corrie ten Boom. In it, this godly woman — who had endured a Nazi concentration camp because of her Christian faith — gives advice to Christians on preparing themselves for the Great Tribulation. I just reread the letter last night and thought it is so pertinent to the news being reported here at FP that I wanted to draw attention to it for those who haven’t read it yet.
If you’ve ever painted a house you know it’s true: some tasks are easier than others.
I can’t believe it’s been six years since the attacks on America’s home soil. Before then, my dad used to say that people didn’t understand that all it would take is one really big event to change the world — to create the kind of scenario that could result in a massive loss of freedoms. September 11 was a day like that.
Good news: you just went to a garage sale and, like the storybook Aladdin, you found a magic lamp. Bad news: inflation. You rub the lamp and the genie tells you that due to recent cutbacks you only get one wish instead of the traditional three. Still, one wish isn’t bad. What will you wish for?
During the Cold War, the Russians were famous for ordering their nation’s economy with broad-sweeping, five-year plans. The principle was simple: if they wanted to achieve certain goals by a certain time, they they would need to make detailed plans to get them from Point A to Point B.
When I was a kid, I loved the TV ad for Tootsie Rolls. Decades later, the clever jingle still bounces in my head: “Whatever it is I think I see becomes a Tootsie Roll to me.”