2022 Competition Announcement

10 Nov, 2021 — The 2022 Laws of Life Essay Competition dates and requirements are now available. Essays are due on February 25, 2022. Visit the “Requirements” page for more details regarding essay rules and the list of topics by division. Submission instructions can be found on the “Submit Your Essay” page. Please contact us […]

2020 Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 Laws of Life Essay Competition! Here is the complete list of winners in each division. VIDEO DIVISION | COLLEGE DIVISION | PRIMARY DIVISION | JUNIOR DIVISION | SENIOR DIVISION VIDEO DIVISION WINNERS 1st—Zion Virgil and Joseth KnowlesAquinas College 2nd—Tiffany Rutherford, Katlyn Rolle, Allison Moss, Kevin Swaby, and […]

We can become bitter or better as a result of our experiences

Identical twins brothers attended their twentieth high school class reunion. One brother was a successful writer. The other failed miserably at everything he tried. The successful brother was asked what he perceived as the critical factor that helped him achieve success, and he quickly answered, “My parents.” This story illustrates how two people can come […]

The way to mend the bad world is to create the right world.

“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me” are the opening words to a famous song. But what do the words really mean? How can being filled with peace inside one’s self lead to peace on earth? The brilliant philosopher Teilhard de Chardin refers to the “unimpeachable wholeness of the universe.” […]

Everyone should keep in reserve an alternate plan for livelihood

Just when we might think we have settled into a comfortable niche and everything seems to be going smoothly, we may find our lives turned completely upside down! We might be facing dramatic changes that require we “sing a new song.” In some instances, our comfortable routine of daily living may be interrupted to the […]

Joy is not in things, but is in you

How beautifully the great teacher Jesus trod the path of joy! He said, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full” (John 15:11). Jean Paul Richter once said, “Joys are our wings; sorrows our spurs.” And Henry Ward Beecher commented, “Joy […]

Progress requires change

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into his likeness” (2 Corinthians 3:18). If we look at life from one viewpoint, everything may seem unstable. Changes can take place so rapidly that it may seem nothing in the world could be looked upon as permanent. Friends may […]

As you are active in blessing others, they find their burdens easier to bear

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” With these immortal words, St. John sublimates Jesus’ recognition of the very depth of the love we would seek to achieve. Pure love, untainted by doubt, undisturbed by worldly consideration or thought of personal gain, represents a pinnacle of achievement. In […]

Expect the best and your positive outlook opens the door to opportunities

It is a natural fact that winter storms can be dangerous. With freezing temperatures, snow, sleet, and wind, icy conditions on the roads pose a threatening challenge to even the most experienced driver. Sometimes car batteries freeze up, and it’s hard to get the car started, or snow has fallen that must be plowed away […]