Do You Love Me?

Jimmy told the story about the first girl who caught his eye. He was seven years old, in 2nd grade, and her name was Sherri. She was the cutest girl he had ever seen with little pigtails, a beautiful dress with a big teddy bear on it, and the prettiest smile, even with a middle…

Whatever It Takes To Win

I highly doubt the world of professional kayaking is one you follow closely. Sure, maybe we’ve seen a little bit when the Olympics are on, but that’s probably about it. Recently Japan held its 2017 national canoe sprint championships. The winner would likely secure a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. So, Yasuhiro Suzuki…

“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…