The Faulty Shoe

Shoe problems just stink. Breaking a high-heel. Ripping off a shoelace. Tearing a hole in the side of a sneaker. Whatever the issue may be, it’s always a huge bummer. When our shoes go out of commission, it causes everything to slow down and stop. Understanding shoe struggles, we don’t have to be a basketball…

“A Religion Worth Having”

A young man came up to the preacher after the lesson: “Preacher, you really stepped on my toes with that lesson. See, I’ve actually been stealing a little bit from my boss. It’s nothing huge, but we use expensive copper nails on the boats we build. I’ve been taking some home and building my own…

The Welcomed Stranger

Years ago a family met a stranger. He seemed like a decent guy, so they invited him into their house. He was an incredible storyteller and very personable (though he was an incessant talker). The kids especially loved him. He would guide everyone’s imaginations through adventures and mysteries like no one could. He would tell…

Move Your Chair

The very accomplished architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, built a house for businessman Hibbard Johnson back in 1937. One rainy evening, Johnson was entertaining some very distinguished guests for dinner when the roof began to leak and drip directly on top of Johnson’s head. Furious and embarrassed, he called up Wright and complained about the roof…

How Much Money is Needed for Happiness?

How much money would it take for you to be happy? The “Skandia International’s Wealth Sentiment Monitor” conducted a survey to answer this very question. Based on the results they collected from 13 countries, the perfect annual income for happiness is $95,000 (Market Watch). According to the United States Census Bureau, the average American household…

Why Are We Breathing?

In 2012 Tom Sietas, a freediver, broke the world record for the longest held breath. He stayed underwater for a “breathtaking” 22 minutes and 22 seconds! Everyone who has held their breath for any amount of time knows how quickly the body begins to demand air. Breathing is an obviously vital part of life. Whether…