Ignoring Advice from Grandad

Recently I ordered several teen related books to add to my library.  As they arrived, I looked through the books and checked for any major problems.  As I was thumbing through the book Boys to Men: A Christian-Teen Survival Guide, written by members of the church like Kyle Butt and several others, I noticed a…

A Cricket in New York City

A Native American and his friend were walking on Times Square in New York City when the streets were busy, noisy, and filled with people.  The sounds of the city were almost deafening.  Suddenly, the Native American said, “I hear a cricket.”  His friend said, “What?  You must be crazy.  You couldn’t possibly hear a…

3-Second Rule

We’ve all seen it.  Someone is about to bring a tasty morsel up to the mouth when it slips and drops to the ground.  The person grabs it as fast as possible and exclaim to all in the room, “3-second rule!” This rule, for any unfamiliar with it, states that bacteria will not contaminate the…

“The” Secret to Better Health

“In The Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient, Norman Cousins tells of being hospitalized with a rare, crippling disease.  When he was diagnosed as incurable, Cousins checked out of the hospital.  Aware of the harmful effects that negative emotions can have on the body, Cousins reasoned that the reverse was true.  So…

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Adult Hissy Fits

We have all seen it at one time or another.  A two-year-old falls to the ground, kicking, screaming, and throws a bit hissy fit.  Anytime I have seen this, I can’t help but feel embarrassed for the child and the parents.  A fit is one of the ultimate displays of immaturity.  However, despite the fact…