The Season rolls around once a year. We know it’s coming when the turkey legs of Thanksgiving are bared to bone and tummies are stuffed with more treats than are good for us. It’s a season of ...

Peer pressure. That’s one reason for our mistakes. We listen to those around us, and we make decisions we wouldn’t otherwise condone. Mob mentality is another term meaning much the same. We may ...

Laughter is spontaneous. Right? After all, if we laugh intentionally, we’re fake people, only out to fool the crowd, to entice people to see us as something other than we are. Like an actor, ...

Not everyone has our best interests at heart. There are those out there who will do us in for the joy of seeing us suffer. You’ve been there. The coworker who makes digs at you when you’re not ...

So what good’s a tow truck? They’re not especially comfortable to ride in, and they’re very inconvenient to drive. They cost a boatload of money. And the gas they burn?  Wowser! The ...

No one would play rock music for a bedtime song. Dracula is the last thing we want our children to see before they drift off to sleep. They’d awaken with nightmares, crying to be held in the ...

Avid sports enthusiasts are a hardy bunch. Snow and ice don’t slow them down. Neither does a hot summer day. As one shoe company says, they just get out there and do it! All of it! Horseback, on ...

As Christians, we are to be peacemakers. That means we are to deal kindly with others, treat them well, and encourage cooperation. Yet, it’s not always that easy. Some people can’t get along ...

Not everyone can be the team captain. Or pilot the ship or come in first place. The winner of a beauty pageant might stand in triumph before the crowd, but she didn’t get there alone. ...

A mentor, according to Merriam-Webster, is someone we can trust. A good mentor must be detached (not emotionally involved) and disinterested (not dependent on us) so that they can hold up a mirror ...

A marching band faces a formidable challenge. How can 200 people stay perfectly aligned on a football field, when the only people they can see are those just in front of and beside them? What about ...

We enjoy people who have a similar outlook on life. If gardening is our forte, then garden shows are a delight. We can strike up conversations about mutual interests, and we’ll feel our day is ...

A fancy meal is a treat to enjoy. Much of our pleasure is in the table setting, but the true draw is the variety of foods. The sight and smell of favorite dishes grip us with anticipation. We want ...
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