No one much likes testing days. What junior high student has shown up at the breakfast table with excitement in her eyes, and when asked to explain, says, “We get to take a test ...

Grace isn’t a word we use frequently in modern language. If we watch a news report on one of the world’s remaining monarchs, we might hear them referenced as Your Grace. Occasionally, someone ...

Facts are handy tools. We can prove what we say with real-life examples. There’s no doubt when we have the proof in hand. Our opinions? That’s a different matter. In our modern world, anyone ...

It’s easy to get offended. Someone says something we don’t like – bam, out come our claws. Or we forget someone’s birthday or show up to a celebration with an old flame. How dare you, ...

Has someone stepped on your feelings? Have they bumped into you, and you’ve reacted badly? You wanted to erase the unintentional offense, but you knew the other person hadn’t ...

There’s a reason a record has two sides. Many DVDs do, also. Side A and Side B. Each side has something special to offer. A record might offer a faster beat when we flip sides, or we might get ...

New is often better than the old. Two hosts of a car review show compared a 2020 version of a car fresh from a total redesign with a 2020 model from a different manufacturer several years into its ...

Grab a newspaper. Any edition will do. Yeah, that one. Sunday, Tuesday evening, yeah, that one. Open it. Point to a headline. Read it aloud. Did you feel uplifted? Angered? Or did you sigh at ...

What does it mean to be peaceable? Merriam-Webster tells us we must be disposed to peace. There’s more, though. We cannot be contentious or quarrelsome. If that’s not getting through, ...

A big house or a brood of children? Investing in stocks or improving your marriage? A vacation in Vegas or with the kids at a theme park? There’s no question we can achieve more, have a finer ...

Life is a downhill track. On wheels. Over ice. With no brakes. We start at birth, and we can’t slow events if we want. The older we get, the faster we go. We must be ever vigilant for the ...

What’s got your goat this week? By that, we mean, who has done the same thing they do every time, and you’re up to here with it? They don’t have a nut in their noggin, and you don’t see ...

The Ten Commandments are straight from the Bible. God’s rules. The Almighty’s guide for living a righteous life. Yet, there’s not much there about how to treat those we live with each ...
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