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 ...

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 ...

We are made for anger. That sounds odd but it’s true. It’s in our genetic make-up. Our bodies are designed to respond to specific stimuli in certain ways, and anger is the result. Our amygdala ...

We are an impulse-driven society. Fast-food joints are a good example. We can see a sign, drive in, and have anything we want to eat in minutes. Would we choose that specific meal if it wasn’t ...

We all have lazy days, those times when we really don’t want to make the bed or sweep the back porch. A dirty car? Who can be bothered? We need to recline the seat, put on some music, and take ...

It’s easy to separate our spiritual life from our economic one. It’s the days of the week. We work five, keep one for us, and we give one to God. It’s like the U.S. government, the ...

Having goals and dreams is nice, and they are important, too. Without goals and dreams, we’d get nowhere. We’d be on our parents’ couch in the basement staring blankly at cartoon reruns from ...

Catastrophic health incidents? Quit whining. God’s got you covered. Lost loved ones? Shuck the blame. God is the lighthouse to draw them home. An abundant share of difficult ...

Some of us can’t help but be on time. It’s easy, we insist. Just leave the house with time to spare. Why, it’s hardly possible to be late. Then there’s the rest of us, those who don’t ...

Life as a teenager is tough. Everyone has a different expectation of you, and no one seems to understand that you can’t be everything to everyone. Mom wants a sweet child, Dad wants to ...

No one comes into the world with everything figured out. We start from scratch, hopefully learn from our parents, and struggle to get by as life catches up with us. Sometimes it’s as if a black ...

To whom are we to be honest? The cashier at the checkout? Even when she gives us too much in change? Or at the gas pump? It’s not our fault if the gas rings up too cheaply. How about our ...

Choosing is a valuable option in life. Our spouse. Who wants an arranged marriage? What if we’re not in love? Red car or blue? Hey, we might want black or frost white. It’s our car, after ...

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 ...

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 ...

We are made for anger. That sounds odd but it’s true. It’s in our genetic make-up. Our bodies are designed to respond to specific stimuli in certain ways, and anger is the result. Our amygdala ...

We are an impulse-driven society. Fast-food joints are a good example. We can see a sign, drive in, and have anything we want to eat in minutes. Would we choose that specific meal if it wasn’t ...

We all have lazy days, those times when we really don’t want to make the bed or sweep the back porch. A dirty car? Who can be bothered? We need to recline the seat, put on some music, and take ...

It’s easy to separate our spiritual life from our economic one. It’s the days of the week. We work five, keep one for us, and we give one to God. It’s like the U.S. government, the ...

Having goals and dreams is nice, and they are important, too. Without goals and dreams, we’d get nowhere. We’d be on our parents’ couch in the basement staring blankly at cartoon reruns from ...
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