- ("Bud Welch was the father of 23-year-old Julie Marie Welch. Each Wednesday Bud would meet his beautiful young daughter for lunch across the street from the Murrah Building where she worked as an interpreter. But on Wednesday April 19, 1995 he didn't get to have lunch with her. Julie was a victim of the Oklahoma City bombing..." and other illustrations)
- ("In his recent best seller Soul Stories, author Gary Zukav tells us about a native tribe gathered in a circle to determine the fate of a young man. The man had murdered his friend and the victim's family, overwhelmed by the tragedy sought his death in return. 'Kill him too,' they cried. Then the ancient grandfather spoke..." and other illustrations)
- It was a bitter, cold evening in northern Virginia many years ago. The old man's beard was glazed by winter's frost while he waited for a ride across the river. The wait seemed endless. His body became numb and stiff from the frigid north wind. He heard the faint, steady rhythm of approaching hooves galloping along the frozen path. Anxiously, he watched as several horsemen rounded the bend. He let the first one pass by without making any effort to get his attention. Then another passed by, and another. Finally, the last rider neared the spot where the old man sat like a snow statue. As this one drew near, the old man caught the rider's eye and said, "Sir, would you mind giving an old man a ride to the other side? There doesn't appear to be a passageway by foot." Reining in his horse, the rider replied, "Sure thing. Hop aboard."...
- ("Particularly where people are humiliated. They’ve put everything — energy, time, and all their family’s money, into a business, and then lost it all - humiliation. Spouses are dumped, abandoned, the humiliation of being replaced. Someone is humiliated at the wrong end of a moral lapse that becomes public...")
- ("We don’t even know her name? Or if her life was not only defended but changed by her encounter with Jesus? There are no tears as she leaves. I like to think that years later there will be. At odd moments during the day: when she looks at her children asleep in their beds...")
- ("One of my favorite films from the past has for title Come Back, Little Sheba. The male lead, Burt Lancaster, is a reformed alcoholic. His wife, Shirley Booth, is a devoted woman with a big heart; but she bores him endlessly by ceaselessly recalling the good old days. Remember when...?...")