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 ...

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 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 ...

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 we’ve ...

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 ...

Moving water has awesome power. Experts tell us 6” can sweep a person off their feet. A foot and a half can float a car. Three feet can wash away a bus. A tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi in ...

In May 2018, Megan Markle, American television icon, married into the British royal family. The celebration was followed worldwide, with Nielsen ratings telling us 29 million people viewed the ...

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 awhile ...

The U.S. Declaration of Independence tells us in the words of Thomas Jefferson that we all deserve life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That means we are owed life and liberty by our ...

Water is a necessity. We can’t live without it. It’s vital for drinking, yes, but also for food preparation and sanitation. When there’s no water available, we’ll do whatever it takes to ...
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