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…

The Battle Frozen In Time

Two bull moose entered into combat. Whether it was over territory or a female isn’t all that important. The result is. As their battle for male dominance raged on, their antlers became entangled. The fight eventually led the two moose down into a river. The ice-cold river quickly cooled them off as they remained entangled,…

What Would You Do For $10,000,000?

What are you willing to do for $10,000,000?  This was a question asked in a poll back in 1991.  The people were given several options and then instructed to indicate all that they would be willing to do.  Here were the results: 25%  – Would abandon their entire family. 25% – Would abandon their church.…