What does it mean to leap with both feet? Or to give it all we’ve got? If we are resolute, bound and determined, and mean business, is that a good thing? Will it take us to a good end? We all ...

What’s in a connection? As in, what does it mean to be connected? Is it something tangible, a thing we can touch, or is it destined to be ephemeral, a vapor that vanishes in the harsh light of ...

Moving across the country is the best way to clean house. I mean really clean house, not the dusting and vacuuming most of us think about. I’m talking closets, the backs of drawers, and deep ...

The good stuff always takes time. A yummy cake, it must bake for an hour or more. If we pull it out too early, it will be runny inside, and no one will enjoy it. Or building a new house. It can ...

The holiday season is about gifts. That seems materialistic, but we must look beyond the superficial. All those gifts we see bandied about have a deeper meaning. It’s about anticipation (from ...

We like stuff for free. Getting an offer of a free cruise or a prize in a contest is exciting. Wow, we think. We didn’t expect it, and it’s a pleasant surprise. Mostly, however, we feel we’ve ...

Old-time vinyl records had songs on both sides. The drawback was that only one song could be played at a time. The second was on the flip side. The listener had to make a choice as to which one he ...

You are a mighty child of God! You have every skill you need to be successful in Christ. Don’t let anyone tell you differently! That’s not just talk. It’s the real deal, directly from the ...

Buying a car repaired after an accident is a chancy thing. Who did the repairs? Did they use factory replacement parts? Or did they opt for cheaper lookalikes, ones that would look good for awhile ...

Think about it. How do we express excitement? Those of us with children will remember them sitting on their hands to keep from telling a secret. The excitement of the impending revelation was ...

A fantasy gift. Anything in our box. Oh, we know it’s not real, but what if? If no holds are barred, and cost isn’t an object, what would we choose? It’s that genie thing, the one where we ...

How big can you dream? A new job? A new car? How about a new house fully furnished to the nines? Or maybe your dreams go a different direction. You want your family back together again, a broken ...

The Season rolls around once a year. We know it’s coming when the turkey legs of Thanksgiving are bared to bone and tummies are stuffed with more treats than are good for us. It’s a season of ...