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Macbeth

When the world is falling apart around King Macbeth in Shakespeare's play, he makes the statement that life is but a tale "full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing."  

Well, Macbeth was wrong. Life has a purpose. God has a plan for us. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).

Reference: William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5

Born for a Purpose

In his memoirs, Ulysses S. Grant said that he did not like the army. His father arranged his appointment to West Point, which Ulysses objected to. Once there, he was no great student. He wrote: "A military life h... [Read More]

Reference: Ulysses S. Grant, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (Konecky & Konecky), pp. 23-24, 27 and The World Book Encyclopedia, 2003, "Ulysses S. Grant," p. 314  

Hokey Pokey

A t-shirt for sale at Cracker Barrel several years ago asked: "What if the Hokey-Pokey really is what it’s all about?"

Well, the good news is, it’s not. The Bible reveals that the purpose of life is to... [Read More]

Wandering Minds

A study that came out in November 2010 found that wandering minds make people unhappy.

The study found that people spend about half their time thinking about being somewhere else, or doing something else. The rese... [Read More]

Reference: "‘Wandering minds’ make people unhappy: study," sg.news.yahoo.com (11/12/10)

Life a Puzzle?

A father was reading his magazine, but his little girl kept interrupting him. So when he came to a page on which a map of the world was printed, he had an idea. He ripped the page out, tore it into little pieces, then... [Read More]