We’re all-too-familiar with the bad experiences in life. They dog our steps like a junkyard dog demanding a handout. We vie for that new job, only to be beat out by the new employee. We put ...

Our eyes are magnificent machines. They can focus faster than we can blink, and to see in the dark? We very nearly can, if we just close our eyes and let them adjust. It’s the brilliance of day ...

We are people of reason. That’s the difference between us and the animals. We can reason out situations, to know right from wrong, and to make conscious decisions about what to do next. The ...

God is widely considered to be all-knowing. If something has happened . . . or is happening . . . or might possibly happen in the future, God knows. It’s called ...

Go out at midday. Yeah, at the hottest time of the year, when the sun is directly overhead, and look up. The sun will burn your eyes if you stare too long. You’ll sear your retina, scorch a ...

Dick Van Dyke was a master at stage presentation. He could walk across a room, and he was water splashing from a bowl, fluid in his movements as he stumbled over ottomans and regained his ...

Bread comes from grain. That grain can be wheat, corn, rye, or a number of other sources, but they all carry a common element. Germ. Not germs, as that would be icky, but germ, the part of the ...

Frosted windows, snow-covered trees, and twinkling lights. That’s Christmas to most of us. Across the world, even in many countries that don’t claim to be Christian, the Christmas ethos is ...

We love our children. At Christmas, we fill the area underneath the tree. Birthday bashes are kid extravaganzas. And as they grow, our gifts get larger and more expensive, from sports camps to ...

A fantasy gift. Anything in our box. Oh, we know it’s not real, but what if? If no holds are barred, and cost isn’t an object, what would we choose? It’s that genie thing, the one where we ...

Open Hands Ministries is a church outreach in Pinetops, North Carolina. Their goal is to provide free clothing, household items, baby items, and food for people who need them. This outreach ...

We like stuff for free. Getting an offer of a free cruise or a prize in a contest is exciting. Wow, we think. We didn’t expect it, and it’s a pleasant surprise. Mostly, however, we feel ...

Buying a car repaired after an accident is a chancy thing. Who did the repairs? Did they use factory replacement parts? Or did they opt for cheaper lookalikes, ones that would look good for ...
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