March 9, 2023 · 8:18 am
Today, March 9th is National Get Over It Day, according to the National Day Calendar of unusual holidays.
Jeff Goldblatt, an entrepreneur from Atlanta, George, created this day when he was struggling to get over a romantic breakup. He even wrote a poem and began a website to promote this day.
The National Holiday website offers this explanation. Continue reading →
December 6, 2022 · 4:06 am
Matthew Rogers tells the story about a brother and sister singing “Silent Night” in their school chorus.
The little boy concluded the song with the words, “Sleep in heavenly beans.”
His sister elbowed him and said. “No, it’s not beans. It’s peas!”
I suppose for many people during the holiday season, the song might as well end with beans or peas. Because the stress of the season is anything but peace. Continue reading →
November 24, 2021 · 7:34 am
This past Sunday we visited the Skyview Church in Pinellas Park, Florida, and heard a wonderful lesson by their preacher, Charles Murray. (Incidentally, I’ll be preaching there this coming Sunday.)
In the beginning, Charles pointed to a study that found the holidays between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the most stressful time of the year.
Apparently, most Americans agree. In a survey conducted by One Poll, 88% of the 2,000 people surveyed said the holidays were the most stressful time of the year. Continue reading →
December 18, 2019 · 7:51 am
YouVersion is a free online Bible app that you can access on your computer or install on your smartphone or tablet.
It can be read or listened to in over 1300 languages and more than 2000 versions of the Bible.
Each year YouVersion lists the most shared, highlighted and bookmarked verse of the year. For 2019 it was Philippians 4:6. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Continue reading →
May 9, 2017 · 6:32 am
How do you deal with worry?
J. Arthur Rank, an English executive, devised an interesting approach. He decided to do all his worrying on one day each week. He chose Wednesdays. When anything happened that gave him anxiety and annoyed his ulcer, he would write it down and put it in his worry box and forget about it until next Wednesday. Continue reading →
August 13, 2014 · 7:01 am
There’s an old story about a Georgia farmer, ragged and barefooted, standing on the steps of his tumbledown shack, when a stranger stopped to ask directions. After giving the information, the farmer offered the fellow a cold drink, so he decide to pass the time for a few minutes and ask about his crops
“How is your cotton coming along?” he asked.
Ain’t got none,” replied the farmer. Continue reading →