It’s easy to get offended. Someone says something we don’t like – bam, out come our claws. Or we forget someone’s birthday or show up to a celebration with an old flame. How dare you, ...

How’s your bank account holding up? Is it filled to the brim, or do you worry that it’s growing leaner every month? Is supporting your local church getting more and more difficult? Does the ...

Has someone stepped on your feelings? Have they bumped into you, and you’ve reacted badly? You wanted to erase the unintentional offense, but you knew the other person hadn’t ...

Hey, God, did you even notice me today? I’m here, see? Look down. I could use a little attention today. Have you noticed my car? It broke down three times last month. I could use a new ...

So, your ceilings are getting lower every day. You’ve been passed over for that promotion … again and again. What is it now, your third spouse? How about your investment schemes … you ...

There’s a reason a record has two sides. Many DVDs do, also. Side A and Side B. Each side has something special to offer. A record might offer a faster beat when we flip sides, or we might get ...

Education is the foundation of getting ahead. Not just formal education, either. Practical application of skills learned on the job counts, too. It’s why we train on the job, practice our new ...

What’s the point in a gym? It’s all sweaty exercise that benefits no one … scraaa-tch! Hold on there, lazy person. A gym is about health, long life, and not wheezing while climbing the ...

How’s life looking to you? Are things looking up? Is your stock market portfolio on the rise? Do you have enough money to not even have to think about it? No  matter what comes your way, ...

Grab a newspaper. Any edition will do. Yeah, that one. Sunday, Tuesday evening, yeah, that one. Open it. Point to a headline. Read it aloud. Did you feel uplifted? Angered? Or did you sigh at ...

New is often better than the old. Two hosts of a car review show compared a 2020 version of a car fresh from a total redesign with a 2020 model from a different manufacturer several years into its ...

A grandmother who raised her children during the Great Depression of the 1930s lived by a stringent mantra: Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. She did that with strings and plastic ...

In winter, look at the apple tree. It’s all bare branches and bark. It looks like rooted firewood, no good for anything except cutting down. The trunk looks stunted, the limbs are twisted and ...