Think about it. How do we express excitement? Those of us with children will remember them sitting on their hands to keep from telling a secret. The excitement of the impending revelation was ...

Borrowing money makes modern society work. We get that new car when it’s most useful, right now, and we can get to our job on time. That big house is there for our children, and they can enjoy it ...

Years ago, we either paid by cash or check. The digital world was a future dream, and credit card impressions were imprinted into paper, if we could use them at all. Businesses had to verify our ...

A birthday party is a time to smile and be happy. We have every reason to expect an excellent time: friends, good food, and presents in the end. Who wouldn’t want to attend a birthday ...

What we can touch is easy to love. Grandma’s vase, the one we inherited and treasure. Each time we dust its patterned surface, we feel her presence over again. A puppy when it jumps in our lap ...

Earth can be magnificent. Travel the globe and we’ll uncover beauty beyond compare. The Serengeti. Victoria Falls. The Great Barrier Reef. The rolling sands of the Sahara. The Canadian ...

Much of our focus is driven by opinion. Our opinion. Their opinion. Public opinion. We call it peer pressure, social influence, or keeping up with the Jones. It’s all the same. We’re driven to ...

Movie credits can eat up as much as ten minutes of a film’s total run time. Writers devote pages to bibliographies to give credit to quoted sources. We can’t steal other people’s ideas ...

True gratefulness is a hard-earned attribute. We can only possess it when we’ve been in need or worked hard to achieve a goal. It’s the man or woman who’s done without for an extended time ...

What do we mean by sacrifice? Does God expect a dismembered animal on a stone altar? Is that what pleases him these days? Or is it our money? If we give enough, can we gain entrance to ...

We can become inured to the most beautiful things. They become background to us, and we forget to see them as the magnificent vistas they are. Sunrises. We see one every day on the way to work, and ...

Many people think of Sunday as the Lord’s day. Others look to Saturday, as it’s the seventh day of the week. The day we offer to God is less important than giving him time out of our week. ...

A pat on the back always feels good. We make the bed every day, and hearing that our work is appreciated makes a difference. The next time, we do our job with a lighter heart. At work, we get paid ...
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