It is said the great American president, Abraham Lincoln, once remarked, “Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” How profound a statement this adage still is! No doubt this man must have come in contact with people of many circumstances and situations. He met the rich and successful, some of whom never smiled. And he met the poor and ridiculed, whom--with all of their difficulties and misfortunes--smiled despite everything.
There is an old song that comes to mind, and I am not sure I remember all the words correctly, but in essence it says, "What the world needs now is love, sweet love; no, not just for some, but for everyone."
For the past week, Jews across the country have been saying, "I'm sorry."
In Romans 12, we are encouraged to be transformed.
The Islamic Association of North Texas and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne don't fault school and law enforcement officials for the arrest and suspension this week of a Muslim teen who brought a homemade clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb.
I enjoy playing golf. I suppose it is my most-enjoyable hobby at this time in my life.
Not all Christians are happy about the latest faith-based film to hit theaters.
This fall is a unique time for both Muslim and Jewish believers, as the two religious groups will see two of their religious holidays occur at the same time, according to Jewish Journal.
Sept. 11 is a date that will be remembered in the United States and around the world for many years. Eventually, it will only be something that young people will read about in their history books.
How often do we put off something we need to do until tomorrow — a day that never seems to come?
Many iPhone users woke up Wednesday morning to find a new software update (iOS 9) waiting for them.
The anticipated canonization of Spanish priest Junípero Serra has generated months of debate over whether his missionary work among Native Americans in 18th century California makes him worthy or not to be a saint.
The case of a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail rather than issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples has not only galvanized pro and anti same-sex marriage camps but may have also created a divide among conservative Christians.
Since the 1950s, the end of summer has signaled two things for American Jews: The advent of a worship period known as the High Holy Days, and making certain one has a reserved seat to worship during the most sacred period of the faith's annual calendar.
Three years ago, Adam Smallcombe moved his wife and young children from their home just north of Sydney, Australia, 7,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean to a place they'd never been into a culture they didn't know.
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed ...
Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.
VINA, California — If you’ve visited San Simeon, the mansion in Southern California built by newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, you know the man never ...