thoughts & notes

October 12, 2018

How often do we come across a person who goes all out  or gives it their all?

Many look at the individual and question why they do it.  For the lesser inspired, the thought may be, "Now, they are doing too much."  Or, "It doesn't take all of that."

To the commi...

November 16, 2017

“And the answer is…”

Wouldn’t it be great if the answers to life’s questions appeared on the display board the way they do on the TV Game shows?  “We surveyed 100 people and the top seven answers are on the board.”  The Game Show Host reads the question and the contesta...

October 25, 2017

What are some of the major sources of stress?  According to the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory report, the top 10 sources of stress include the loss of a spouse, divorce or separation from a relationship, going to jail, loss of a close relative, significant illness...

August 29, 2017

The Scriptures instruct us to get wisdom and get understanding.  To often we delay the completion of our desired outcomes because we concentrate on mapping out all of the steps for the entire process.  The end result… nothing gets done.  It’s called paralysis by analys...

August 24, 2017

When is the best time to have a flat tire? How many times has your day been totally thrown out of whack because you got a flat tire? Honestly, there really is no good time to have a flat tire.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could schedule our flats? If I could choose, I wou...

August 23, 2017

I love to watch children with helium-filled balloons – at least, until the balloon slips out of their hands and floats away.  I don’t really like that part because of the sadness on the face of the child. But there does not have to be any disappointment.  The child wit...

August 18, 2017

Self-esteem has been defined by one person as the degree to which one likes him or herself. When you are satisfied with who you are your self-esteem is high and you depend less on the valuation or assessments of others. When your self-esteem is low, greater weight is g...

August 17, 2017

Have you noticed that there are some people who seem to get all the breaks in life while others seem only to get break-ups or breakdowns? For the individual dealing with the latter, we often hear the cry, “That is not fair!”

Most can understand if a person is giving the...

August 16, 2017

I find it interesting how certain laws are enforced differently than other laws. At the risk of maintaining a level of credibility, I must confess that there have been laws that I have disobeyed. Although I am confident that I am not alone in this, I do not recommend t...

August 15, 2017

“Knowledge itself is power” is the statement attributed to Sir Francis Bacon in the late 1500s. It’s the statement from which we take the quote, “Knowledge is power.” It is a statement that has been repeated more times than one could possibly count. And there may be so...

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