A Pennsylvania preacher, Doug Henry, tells a funny story about a Maryland woman, Edith, who was a mother of eight children.
One Saturday afternoon Edith was returning home from visiting a neighbor. As she began to enter the house, she noticed 5 of her youngest children, all huddled together, looking at something that captivated their curiosity. As she quietly tip-toed over to see what was happening, she could hardly believe her eyes. In the middle of the circle were several baby skunks.
“Run, children, run,” she screamed at the top of her voice. Continue reading
According to blogger Leah Hickman “America has a loneliness problem.”
In an article in ChristianHeadlines.com Hickman reports that “the health insurer Cigna recently conducted a survey on loneliness in the United States. In the final report, about half of the 20,000 respondents said that they struggle with loneliness—specifically, “sometimes or always” feeling alone or left out. The study also found that two out of every five respondents felt isolation, a lack of companionship, or a lack of meaning in their relationships.” Continue reading
I don’t know who originated this quiz. It’s been around a while. But I ran across it again in my files. It goes like this.
1. Name the 5 wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last 5 Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last 5 winners of the Miss America pageant.
4. Name the last 3 people who’ve won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize
5. Name the last 5 World Series winners. Continue reading
Several years ago at a meeting of the American Psychological Association, Jack Lipton, a psychologist at Union College, and R. Scott Builione, a graduate student at Columbia University, presented their findings on how members of the various sections of 11 major symphony orchestras perceived each other. Continue reading
“Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples, while judging ourselves by our best intentions.”
This memorable line is by former President George W. Bush as he spoke at the memorial service for the 5 slain Dallas police officers. Mr. Bush was brief in his remarks. Only 6 ½ minutes. But they were passionate. Powerful. And penetrating. His words have been tweeted. Retweeted. Posted on facebook. And the subject of newspaper articles and TV news shows. Continue reading
“What advice would you give young black men to overcome their fear?”
This question was posed by a reporter to Dallas Police Chief, David Brown, in a news conference Monday.
I love his answer. Continue reading
I woke up early this morning. Very early. Way too early! It was 3:00 a.m.
I couldn’t go back to sleep because in the stillness of the night there was this constant, continual sound. Drip. Drip. Drip.
It had rained sometime during the night, which I did not hear, and now all that’s left is the ever so slight, but annoying sound of water dripping off the roof to the patio below.
It reminded me of a classic metaphor by the wise man in Proverbs 27:15. Continue reading