What’s Wrong With Grandpa?

“What’s wrong with Grandpa?” three-year-old Daniel asked his Dad.  “Grandpa died,” his father gently told him. “Died?” asked Daniel. “Well,” Dad chose his words carefully, “Grandpa is sleeping, and he won’t wake up for a very long time.” While family and friends gathered at the graveside, Grandpa’s casket  was lowered into the ground. As family members shoveled dirt into the grave, Daniel grabbed his father’s…

Ancient Scrolls Discovered in Forgotten Caves

In 1947 a shepherd boy named Mohammed ed-Dhib set off through the cliffs of the Judean wilderness in search of a wandering goat from his flock. As he climbed up the rugged terrain in search of the goat, he stumbled onto a cave. Curious about the depth of the cave, he tossed in a small…

Certainty in an Uncertain World

If you could choose a single word to describe the mindset of this generation, what would it be? I would choose the word uncertainty. More people seem uncertain about the future than ever before. They are uncertain whether some senseless terrorist attack or hostile nation will suddenly snuff out their lives. They are uncertain about…

Secrets of Peak Mental Health

David DeRose, MD, MPH, and Bernell Baldwin, PhD, neuroscientist In 1944, at the age of 16, Edith Eger was taken by the Nazis from her home in Hungary and sent to the infamous Auschwitz death camp. Although spared the gas chambers used on her parents, the already-thin Edith gradually wasted away as she was transferred…

America’s Top Killer

Fifty-year-old Richard was the picture of health and a model citizen, a family man who was loved by his kids, his church and his community.  However, his influence abruptly ceased one Sunday morning when, without warning, he just dropped dead. As the family made funeral arrangements, they awaited a report concerning the mysterious cause of…

Beyond Religion

Why do some products have that difficult plastic casing!? You bring home your latest gadget from the store. Upon taking it out of the bag, you have to wrestle with multiple layers of steel-like plastic to be able to even touch your new product. You try ripping the plastic with your hands, but you quickly…