Are You a Worrier or a Warrior?

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook   How many times have you worried about something? If you are like most people, you probably said, “a lot.” Me,...

Speak Up or Else

We humans are funny creatures. We are able to have thoughts, put them into words, and then speak them to others… …sometimes. I have always been amazed (and not in a good way) by people in my life who fail to communicate. No, I do not mean that they said...

The Grindstone

When I was growing up, Mom kept a number of things on the refrigerator that were held up by magnets. A calendar, my and my brothers’ game schedules, and a list of phone numbers were usually there. One item that I recall that never came down was a short poem. I...

The Monotonous Middle

Have you ever had a Dream? Maybe you wanted to achieve a new level or rank in a business, or get that great promotion. Maybe it was to get married and raise a bunch of great kids. Maybe it was to feed 1000 people, help start a church, or raise $100,000 for your...

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

A long time ago (but not in a galaxy far, far away) I reached a milestone. As a child, my mother would give me a bath. She especially wanted to wash my hair, as I seemed either to forget that part, or to do a bad job. The day finally came when I took my first shower...