“Storage Almost Full”

There it is. The dreaded warning message on our phone, “Storage Almost Full.” It always seems to come at an important time when we really need some memory space. With so many phone capabilities these days (text messaging, pictures, data streaming, apps, etc), the memory capacity of our phones fills up quick. When this happens,…

What Are We Here For?

J.M. Boice told an amusing story about Yogi Berra, the well-known catcher for the New York Yankees in the 1950’s. During a game, Hank Aaron came up to the plate to bat. Yogi Berra began his usual chattering and tried to distract Aaron. Yogi said to him, “Henry, you’re holding the bat wrong. You’re supposed…

Sweating The Small Stuff

“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere” (Erma Bombeck). “Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due” (William Ralph Inge). “Worry is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain” (Wiz Khalifa). I think we all understand the fruitlessness of…

Useless

3M Company’s researcher Spence Silver was working on a brand new sticky concoction. He discovered an adhesive that could make a piece of paper stick and re-stick on different things. 3M didn’t see a need and wrote it off as useless. One day, another of 3M’s employees, Authur Fry, told Silver about the problems he…

More Beyond

Before the days of Christopher Columbus, much of the world had developed the motto, “No More Beyond.” People thought they had reached the outer limits of the earth and there was nothing beyond what they had discovered. Then came Columbus. To honor his great achievements, there is a statue standing in Valladolid, Spain where Columbus…

Treasure In The Ashes

California’s forests have been severely devastated by the forest fires lately. In a week’s time, they have scorched nearly 160,000 acres and displaced 190,000 people. As we speak, 5,700 firefighters are diligently working to contain the damage. Unfortunately, dry air and strong winds are making this especially difficult. However, even in the midst of all…

The Problem With The Joneses

Someone once said, “The trouble is that too many people are spending money they haven’t yet earned for things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.” If we were to simplify this statement, we might call it “keeping up with the Joneses” (or maybe now it’s the Kardashians). This materialistic mindset an easy…