Fear of punishment can be a great motivator. We don’t want a ticket, so we slow down when we see flashing lights. We file our taxes, on time, because we don’t want to go to jail. Show up to ...

Social programs are a byword in our modern culture. Short on food? There’s a program for that. Can’t afford a doctor? Try the free clinic. Priced out of housing? A subsidy will get you into ...

It takes a tough skin to survive in our dog-eat-dog world. Or so we’re told, but that doesn’t have to be you! God wants us to be kind, considerate of others, and most importantly, forgiving ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson famously said, “We acquire the strength we have become.” Mahatma Gandhi said, “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will.” Seneca, ...

A social media post popped up recently. True or not, it had a ring of authenticity. Idiots don’t know they’re idiots. They think they’re the smartest people in the world. That sounds harsh, ...

Our canine beasts can be wonderful companions. Most are charming and friendly, to their owners, at least. A few breeds are territorial, and others simply don’t care. They’ll take any hand ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...
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