Pine sap. It’s the stickiest thing around. Walk under a pine tree. Sit on a bench under that pine tree. You may have difficulty getting up. Once you touch pine sap (or resin), you can hardly ...

The world today is immeasurably connected. Phones, we can call anyone, across the world or on the top of a mountain. We think nothing of being able to reach someone anywhere and at any time. The ...

High levels of skills are built on previous knowledge. The carpenter first learns to wield a hammer. The power saw comes when his skill improves. The Olympic skater must skate in a straight line ...

We don’t always feel attractive. We get a cold, and our nose is red and sore. That’s not a look anyone wants. Or we’ve had a rough day at work, then our daughter gets sick all over us just ...

Doctors are gifted with the knowledge of God. The best surgeons have the magnificent construction of God’s nerves and tissues to do the job they do. Scientists test and prove new medications ...

Water has many unique qualities. First, it can be cleaned over and over. No matter how dirty it gets, put it over a heat source, and it evaporates, leaving all the impurities behind. Next, it ...

We can improve our memories with verses of song. It’s in our vocal muscle memory. We can hear a fragment of a song from decades before, and we can sing it, even though we’d forgotten we knew ...

Where do you find advice? From over the backyard fence? At the tollbooth? From the dental hygienist when she’s cleaning your teeth? Or do you look in a book, search out the answer in black and ...

How tenacious are weeds? The most virulent spread quickly, releasing seeds that shower our lawns and flowerbeds with rampant, unwanted seedlings. The most difficult to eradicate are those that ...

The model Christian is difficult to sculpt. What do we mold into our image of perfection? A smile for joy? Or closed eyes for peace? How do we show patience or kindness, or even goodness? Can ...

Good is a word often overused. Our meal tastes good. We enjoy a good movie. There are good people . . . and some not so good. We can have good intentions, a good heart, and even ...

At times we feel we can’t go on. The car breaks down. Our bank account is a bust. We feel our friends have abandoned us. We struggle with our self-worth, and our days become dark with ...

Truth. What is it? Some will tell you it is absolute. Unchangeable. What was yesterday is today . . . and tomorrow and the day after that. Others say truth is revealed in the ...