Retirement. It’s an old person thing, right? Gray hair, a thickening middle, bi-focal lens in our reading glasses. Where do we want to build our retirement home? In the mountains? On the beach? ...

Consider your good stuff. You know what we’re talking about. The dinner service you get out once a year. That coat you only wear on special occasions. The ring with the really big diamond. And ...

How about those tornadoes? Are you ready to move to Kansas? And hurricanes. Who wants to live on the Gulf Coast in the late summer or fall? There’s sinkholes in Florida. There’s no safe place ...

It’s time to get out our garden gloves. We’ll also need potting soil, a bit of fertilizer, and a bigger pot. It’s time to replant that rootbound plant . . . the one we’ve ...

What’s the prettiest picture you can imagine? A seashore, with white-capped waves stretching to the horizon? Or how about a snow-covered mountain, with a few clouds racing by? In the summer of ...

So, you want to skydive. Who do you search out for instructions? The kid down the street who did it once on a video game? Is that the expert you want to entrust your life to? How about someone ...

So, someone’s giving you grief. IT DOESN’T COME FROM GOD. Your finances are squeezed tighter than a tube of toothpaste. GOD IS NOT YOUR FINANCIAL ENEMY. The doctors can’t seem to give you ...

It’s easy to imagine our lives as a sinking ship. We’re going under by the bow, and soon we’ll run out of room to keep our feet dry. Now is not the time to give up. God says your rescue is ...

In the book Cooking as Life, the author tells the story of his grandmother. Annie rarely had money, but in the Arkansas hills, she usually had food for her generous cooking pot, whether gathered ...

Find and Replace is an editing term that writers are familiar with. If we write a story, and it’s about tigers, we can make it tell about elephants using Find and Replace. We tell our word ...

How many branches can you carry? That’s an important question if you live in certain areas of Africa. Women (yes, the ones relegated to this onerous chore) must search for wood to prepare their ...

A mine sweeper is vital in times of war. Our enemies will plant hidden charges designed to cut us at the knees when we least expect. If we plan our course through mined waters, our chances of ...

There are some things that seem to trip us up every time. That cinnamon roll on the break room table. Mary brings them every Tuesday, and we can’t resist taking one. Or the shoe store’s ...