Graduation, we all know what it means. It is a somewhat lengthy word and would give a nice score in scrabble, but it’s not one of those words only used in books. It is common. We get it, but if you look at the dictionary definition it seems a bit off. It does not have a sense of motion in it. I don’t know about you, but I cannot think about graduation without thinking, “What’s next?” Graduation is not about finishing. It is about continuing. Although the element of completion is in there, the excitement of opportunity earned through the completion is much greater. None of us want t
The Weekly Babble
I enjoy movies that have several pieces that must fit together perfectly to achieve a desired outcome. Most of these movies begin by letting the audience know the desired outcome and the reason it is desired. The main character wishes to steal something because…. I need to find this person because…. I need to raise this amount of money because….
Unexpected roadblocks are never fun. No kidding! That’s the understatement of the year! Roadblocks are never fun, no matter how you try to spin it. Moving right along with something and Wham! stopped dead in your tracks. Whether a literal roadblock or metaphorical, they both cause delay or completely stop progress. Not a body or a thing wants to be stopped or slowed down when momentum is at work, and that’s a law.
Mother’s Day, a day to honor mothers, is that a suggestion or a command? Do all mothers have to be honored on Mother’s Day, or any other day? Is being a mother sort of like being the president where just holding the office comes with a certain level of respect? I cannot answer these questions with the same answer so I must explain. I am sure you have heard comments like, “Any woman can have a baby, but that doesn’t make her a mom”. We could debate the definition of mom or mother, but you get the point. Having a baby comes with responsibilities.
Kids would be much better off if they would just do what their parents told them. Do you agree with that statement? Parents are intensely shaking their heads yes, and kids are saying, I don’t think so”, while laughing hysterically. Why the big divide?
I lost my glasses and it’s driving me crazy! I know when I used them last. I have a pretty good recollection of those last few moments when they were in my possession, where I was, what I was doing. I even remember, within a few minutes, the exact time. I also can recall when I would have needed to be wearing them, and when I would have taken them off. I just cannot remember the last place I sat them or where they might have fallen out of my shirt pocket. They have fallen out before and I am aware of the possibility, so I have factored that in too, but I still have not found them. Wh
It is inventory time. I want you to make a mental list of all the insurance you have. I know it is going to hurt a little. There are so many things we insure. Ok, I’ll help. Starting with the basics, we have Home, Health, Auto & Life. Good start but each one of these have possible branches don’t they? Renter’s insurance, short & long term disability, motorcycle, boat & burial policies. Famous people have been known to insure the thing that makes them famous.
If you want something done, you’ve gotta do it yourself! We have all heard these words and have probably spoken them, more than once. Challenges are inevitable when we are part of a team and have to rely on others in order to complete an assignment.
You just bought a new house, a fixer-upper. You have been watching HGTV and now it’s your turn. Time to go to work! As you are cleaning out the basement, you see something interesting. Something is sticking out of a crack in the wall. Looks like a rolled up piece of leather, or thick paper. You pull it out, unroll it, and what do you know, it’s a map. And of course there is a nice big X in the bottom left quarter. A treasure map! If this was for real, what would you want the treasure to be? Before you answer, let me ask another question. What need are you lacking? I said NEED, n
The continued topic from last week is pain; physical pain, pain to the body that is easy to define and understand, verses that inside pain to our psyche that can get complicated. We could begin an endless list covering the differences of these two pains. I’m sure some are forming in your head right now, but let’s keep things simple. Let us look at the similarity. We call them both pain, so there has got to be some common ground. There is, and we said it last week. Pain is a tool. Whether physical, emotional, mental, whatever, God uses pain to try and teach us something. Pain is