So, life has punched you in the face. Your childhood, it was a dysfunctional mess. Your rap sheet with the local police department is as long as Santa’s Christmas list. You couldn’t even ...

Hike the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States, and you’ll come across numerous waterfalls. Search in Georgia, alone, where the mountain range begins, and you’ll ...

It’s the coffee with the zing that gets us going in the morning. It’s the cake with the nuts that makes us crazy for a second slice. Sometimes it’s the kick in the seat that forces us to ...

What’s with the scary stories? Who’s sharing tales of woe and woebegone? We’re scaring ourselves, and that’s not God’s plan for our lives. Quit telling about your broken ...

The Lord is guiding you to perfection. Choosing to follow Jesus means you accept a higher calling. You have a duty to portray your best for him. It’s not likely you’ll get there until you ...

What’s impossible is what you haven’t tried. In 1842, the French philosopher Auguste Comte said we could never know the composition of stars. We can now identify each chemical element in the ...

The moon shines on the world with the reflected light of the sun. It moves through phases, from the new moon, quarter moon, half moon, to a full moon. Our seasons are the same. There’s fall, ...

Cooperation. Understanding. Getting along with people even when we disagree. Those sound pretty good, like they are things we should do. A good way to live. Taking the high road and letting ...

Let’s start by defining portal. Merriam-Webster says it’s a door or an entrance, especially one that is grand or imposing. Then, Webster’s goes on to say it can be an approach to a bridge ...

George Washington is our standard. How does that story go? “I cannot lie, Father. I am the one who cut down the cherry tree.” It’s generally accepted now that the cherry tree incident ...

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a built-in 9-1-1 button on our phone? One that’s dedicated just to us? Like a credit card that guarantees everything we buy, no matter how it gets damaged … or ...

How’s the crowd around you? Do they hustle and bustle? Keep the status quo? Do they drive the latest cars, eat at trendy restaurants, and shop to deck themselves out in the most current fashion ...

Endure the loss of a loved one, and tears flood your eyes. You can barely endure the preparations for your final good-bye: deciding the flowers, the songs, the color of the bunting on the ...