POWER is something many of us take for granted. For example, we give little thought to the electrical power that gives us light and heat or to the convenience of plugging in any electrical appliance we may own. Only an unexpected power outage brings home to us that without power, man’s cities would practically shut down. Most of the electricity on which we depend comes indirectly from the earth’s most reliable power source—the sun. Every second this solar reactor consumes five million tons...

by School Of Life on 4 December 2017

ISRAELITE priest Ezra was an outstanding researcher, scholar, copyist, and teacher of the Law. For Christians today he is also a fine example of whole-souled service. How so? In that he maintained his godly devotion even while living in Babylon, a city filled with false gods and demon worship. Ezra’s godly devotion did not just happen. He worked at it. Indeed, he tells us that he “had prepared his heart to consult the law of the Lord and to do it.”—Ezra 7:10. Like Ezra, God’s people...

by School Of Life on 4 December 2017

‘I WAS an insolent persecutor,’ admitted a formerly proud and violent man. He had been an abusive blasphemer who had heartlessly harassed and assaulted God-fearing followers of Jesus Christ. “Nevertheless,” he stated gratefully, “I was shown mercy.” Incredible as it may seem, this rabid persecutor became the faithful Christian apostle Paul.—1 Timothy 1:12-16; Acts 9:1-19. Not everyone has done the sort of things that Paul did. Yet, all of us fail to meet God’s standards. Why? Because...

by School Of Life on 4 December 2017

TO ALL of those yearning for solace, the Bible has words of comfort. Little wonder, then, that The World Book Encyclopedia says that “countless people have turned to the Bible for comfort, hope, and guidance during times of trouble and uncertainty.” Why? Because the Bible is inspired by our loving Creator, “the God of all comfort,” the One “who comforts us in all our tribulation.” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) He is ‘the God who supplies comfort.’ (Romans 15:5) God has set the example...

by School Of Life on 4 December 2017

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he himself will make your paths straight.”—PROVERBS 3:5, 6. PRESENTLY, there are about 9,000 daily newspapers in circulation worldwide. Every year some 200,000 new books are published in the United States alone. According to one estimate, by March of 1998, there were about 275 million Web pages on the Internet. This figure is said to be growing at a rate of 20 million...

by School Of Life on 4 December 2017

Is your soul weary today? When my soul is troubled, I need to stop and hear God’s words of love — rather than distracting myself with doing more and ignoring my heart. Is your soul feeling weary too — even though you’re getting things done and all looks well on the outside? We live in a world that is good at problem solving. Have a problem, just Google your question and a slew of search results offer you a different approach. Our world rewards productivity and results....

by School Of Life on 4 October 2017

Here are ten warning signs to know when you’re settling for less than you deserve: 1.You always seem to find yourself coming up with excuses for their bad behavior, in front of your friends and family. Your friends and family are the people who really love you, the people who are only trying to look out for you at all times, and to protect you from relationships that aren’t worth your time. But no matter what they tell you, no matter how much they explain, you just can’t stop yourself. You...

by School Of Life on 4 June 2017

“Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey When you think of successful women, Oprah Winfrey is (or should be) somewhere near the top of the list. Consider a few of her accomplishments: – The Oprah Winfrey Show, nationally syndicated for 25 years, is the highest-rated talk show in history. – She’s the richest living African-American, with a net worth of nearly $3 billion. – She’s donated over $300...

by School Of Life on 12 May 2017

Deepak Chopra says, “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” When he wrote The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dream, he set out to explain the universal laws that govern our lives. It is believed that everything you resist in your life will continue to persist. In the avoidance of something, you create more drama. When it comes to success in your life, the...

by School Of Life on 5 May 2017

I’ve always been fascinated by people who are consistently successful at what they do; especially those who experience repeated success in many areas of their life throughout their lifetime.  In entertainment, I think of Clint Eastwood and Oprah Winfrey.  In business, I think of Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett.  We all have our own examples of super successful people like these who we admire.  But how do they do it? Over the years I’ve studied the lives of numerous successful people.  I’ve...

by School Of Life on 8 March 2017