Laughter is a Gift from God

Laughter is a Gift from God

I believe that Jesus loved to laugh. I think that as He and His disciples sat around a campfire at night, they rehearsed some of the silly things of the day. When someone remembered the squabble James and John had that day, everyone would laugh, including Jesus. When...
Prone to Wander, Lord, I Feel It

Prone to Wander, Lord, I Feel It

When I was 6 or so years of age, my father got transferred to Hawaii (yea, Navy!). My brother was two going on three and he was a mover and a shaker. He never sat still, always on the go. Our mode of transportation was a special cruise ship for military families. It...
Your Jar

Your Jar

I read a good modern “fable” this week. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the...
Names

Names

I am fascinated about how things get named.  Here’s one good example.  Apparently during the 15th century, English hunters were given the job to assign names to groups of animals. Those names were quite whimsical. A group of parrots were called...
Nothing like Mr. Potato Man

Nothing like Mr. Potato Man

About the time of the Korean War, George Lerner designed a new toy for American kids. This new toy was very inexpensive and utilized a real potato for the body. It came with several small plastic pieces that would enhance the “potato doll.” There was a mouth, a nose,...
The War Over our Hearts

The War Over our Hearts

Here is some sad news to start your day with. According to the Council on Foreign Relations Global Conflict Tracker, right now, there are some 27 worldwide conflicts raging. These wars may be a state of armed conflict between different countries or groups. They may...