Let’s redecorate the house. Top to bottom, from the light fixtures to the baseboard trim. We don’t want to leave anything the same. We want new windows, new countertops, and new carpet on the ...

Portable music is a treat we’ve come to enjoy. We pack our player in our pocket, and we can listen wherever we go. Years back, we carried a radio. If we bumped the dial, we had to readjust it ...

Some things just don’t make sense. Gravity. How’s that work? Just because we’re on the outside, we’re being pulled to the inside? Huh? And another thing, how does the atmosphere not float ...

Some things are not meant to last. Like those henna tattoos. We can be wild and crazy, because we know it will eventually fade away. Want even less permanence? Get the lickey-kind, the sort of ...

To be in something for the long haul means to commit to the cause. Having a child is a 20-year challenge. Even longer when we take in college and emotional support after they leave home. We’ve ...

Making plaster items is a repetitive process. We pour the slip in the mold, let it harden, then we pull apart the mold. We can scrub the mold with water and a brush and prepare it for another ...

Life and death. Polar opposites, right? That’s how we speak of them. This is a life or death situation. We mean it’s “do or die.” Break the bank. This or that. There’s no ...

The Word tells us God loves us. We all know the verse in the Book of John that tells us God loves us so much that he gave his Son to be a sacrifice for our sins. Why then do we often feel God is ...

Why believe in God? Why choose a life of faith and consecration to a being we can’t see and touch? Let’s step aside from those questions and ask ourselves something else. What good comes ...

What do we expect from other people? How can we know if they are a good friend? A complaint from people who’ve achieved success is that they can no longer be certain who their true friends are. ...

Penance. It’s a punishment for what we’ve done. Taking it on the chin. Paying our dues. Name it what you will, we’re stepping up and accepting the responsibility for our ...

When shopping for a new car, we are wise to consider if it does what we want. Do we need to haul soccer gear? Or travel long distances? Or maybe we need seating for six . . . or ...

The world today is immeasurably connected. Phones, we can call anyone, across the world or on the top of a mountain. We think nothing of being able to reach someone anywhere and at any time. The ...
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