- ("Every Christmas since 1945, the parents of a young soldier killed at Okinawa had received an unsigned card. It read only, "I too, have not forgotten." Finally, in 1950, they received a letter explaining the mystery with a most heartwarming note. The letter read, 'This year I am not sending a card, but an explanation. Perhaps I have been too mysterious, but I was ashamed to sign those cards. You see, your son Carl gave his life to save mine..." and another illustration)
- On January 8, 2011, we were all stunned by the senseless shootings in Arizona. We struggle to make sense out of these tragedies but there are no easy answers to the questions we always ask in these circumstances: "why did it have to happen?", "why couldn't God have stopped it?", "why do bad things always seem to happen to good people?". The answers probably won't be there until we ask our Maker directly in the next life. For now, we have to settle on knowing that God is there, not in the tragedies themselves, which he is powerless to prevent since he gave us free will to do either good or evil, but in our responses to the evil deeds.