Those with all the power rule the world. The bankers, lawyers, and court jesters, er … politicians are at the top of the dogpile … wait! Not so! There’s a different sort of power that puts ...

Children need a hand up every now and then. A curb is too tall, or the shelf is just out of reach. It doesn’t take much, just that little bit to get them over the frustrating part. As they get ...

Part of good parenting is knowing when to say no. Let it cool before you eat it. Look both ways when crossing the street. No cookies before dinner. You may not flush the golf balls down the ...

Disaster films make for good watching. We can shiver, imagine how the participants must feel, and lean back on our sofa, safe and secure in our own homes. To be in the earthquake, caught in the ...

Bad things happen to good people. Every day. And that’s just the big things, the ones that threaten our safety and security. Life and limb. Our most precious relationships. Little things are ...

Visit the pound someday. Check out the abandoned dogs. They don’t trust anyone. The people who’ve loved them have cast them aside, and they only have steel and concrete walls for ...

Lip service is just that. Lip. Service. If a waiter says he will bring us a spoon, and it never shows up, did we get service or lip service? Our son assures us he will make his bed, and yet it ...

Who wants to be a mouse? Isn’t that the essence of humility? A creature so small it has no power or influence on things around it? Like I said, who wants to be a mouse? Whoa! For starters, a ...

To understand mercy, we must first look at what it’s not. If we step into the courtroom, and we are exonerated, that’s Fair Play. We’ve gotten what we deserved. No mercy involved. If the ...

The loss of a life is tragic. Some people suggest that time heals all wounds, including the death of a loved one. More accurate assessments tell us that the loss never fades. We simply learn to ...

Are you unhappy with your lot in life? The world says to get up and change things. It’s up to you. Make your fortune. It won’t come to you from a cornucopia in the sky. They’re right, too. ...

Just the title will set some people off. Money? That’s my business, not yours. If we have it, we want to protect it. If we don’t, we think we deserve it. The truth is, money is necessary to ...