The morning isn’t always a friend. At times we’re tired when we climb in bed, and the breaking of the dawn sky doesn’t change that. The problem isn’t physical, or at least it doesn’t ...

We are not weak when we depend on God.  We know power in the world comes in many forms. Here are some that come to mind: The waves at the shore can pummel the beach, shifting the sands and ...

Automobile enthusiasts are a heady lot. The things about cars that interest them seem mysterious to the rest of society. The odor of oil and gas, the burnt rubber smell of a racetrack, or grease ...

The next time you’re on the East Coast, there’s a restaurant you must visit. Foode (yes, that’s the name of the dining establishment) is in an old Fredericksburg, Virginia, bank building. The ...

Grocery stores are misleading. Food just appears, and we forget how much work is involved. The produce section is our prime example. Farmers must go through several steps to harvest the tomatoes, ...

Keeping things locked up is often a very good idea. There are things we don’t want others to have access to. Our bank accounts. Our best jewelry. The keys to our cars. These are no one’s ...

We don’t live in a safe world. Not really. Even the most beautiful beaches have thorny shells and stinging jellyfish. A bee sting in a mountain meadow can induce anaphylactic shock. Snakebite ...

Where’s our strong muscle? What’s our ace in the hole, the thing we are able to get right every time? Or what if we don’t have one? We slip up repeatedly, and it seems we can’t do anything ...

On May 17, 2018, a 7-year-old Minneapolis boy found a loaded gun in a hoverboard box and fatally shot himself. On May 18 of the same year, a plane crashed in Cuba with only three survivors. Over 100 ...

We can feel lonely in a crowd. At a party filled with joyous revelers, a sense of disconnect can overtake us, leaving us isolated emotionally . . . even if we wear a smile on our ...

Not all prison bars are made of metal. Some aren’t there at all, no more than thoughts in our minds. Emotions sweep us up in a torrent of fear, and we are immobilized. Panic attacks—one type of ...

We know Snoopy as Charles Schultz’s iconic comic strip character, a spotted beagle dealing with the stresses of his human-infused life. At times he finds his only motivation in imagining himself ...

Who doubts the coming of the day? Even when the night seems forever, and we’re too tired to wake, we never doubt the sun will rise again. Dark storms can lash us, and the night can batter us with ...
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