I Can Do It Myself

I Can Do It Myself

There comes a time in every parent’s life when their child looks up at them with defiance and says, “I can do it myself!” Whether buttoning a coat, tying a shoe, riding a bicycle, or operating a mobile device, our children’s independence is an accomplishment...
Love: An Old Truth with a New Lesson Plan

Love: An Old Truth with a New Lesson Plan

As summer simmers along, schools are already preparing to go back in session. Although the material is very much the same basic information and principles taught year after year, effective teaching often requires new lesson plans. Often called “Teacher”, Jesus of...
Don’t Let Busyness Prevent God’s Nearness

Don’t Let Busyness Prevent God’s Nearness

One of the most frequent responses I hear when I ask people, “How are you?”, is “Busy!” I often respond the same way when asked that question. There is no shortage of activities with which we busy ourselves. Going to the farmer’s market, doing yard work, exercising,...
Sweet Aroma or Pungent Odor?

Sweet Aroma or Pungent Odor?

As a child I memorized this quirky little poem:The rain frizz and then it snewThe wind rizz and then it blewSpring has sprung the grass has rizz,I wonder where the flowers is? Spring is supposed to bring flowers with their bright colors and pleasant aromas. A...
Resolution Responses

Resolution Responses

Christmas and the New Year have come and gone, and now we are told to set our sights on making 2019 the best year ever. In the proverbial wisdom of Rafiki from Disney’s ‘The Lion King,’ we are told, “Don’t live in the past. Learn from it!” Eat healthier, exercise...
The Dark Path of Covetousness

The Dark Path of Covetousness

From The Guardian: “Psychological and social science research supports that living amid the wealthy even when you are upper-middle class is pretty bad for your mental health. … low social rank opens people up to psychological disorders such as depression. Essentially,...