Demotivators: A Key to Success?

I love motivational products! One of my favorite pictures shows a lighthouse brightly shining in the midst of a fierce storm. The caption reads… “Possibilities: The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the...

Marriage & ‘The Treatment’

Does your marriage need a little spice? Are you looking for something to liven up the old relationship? Believe it or not, a nationally recognized cosmetics company has an interesting solution. It is called, simply enough, "The Treatment." My wife, Mell, who...

Encouragement and Cooking?

It was near the end of my senior year in high school. I secured a summer job at a local hotel to work in maintenance, which really means… I cut the grass. But two days before school ended, I was told by the hotel they decided to hire someone else. I went home...

Fifty is Young… If You're a Church!

This year, our church and I (gulp) will be fifty years young?   If fifty is still young… why do I feel so old? Yes, I've heard the talk about old age being a "state of mind." Oh Yeah? Try eating a fifty year old piece of bread or using a fifty...

Fifty is Young… If You're a Church!

This year, our church and I (gulp) will be fifty years young?   If fifty is still young… why do I feel so old? Yes, I've heard the talk about old age being a "state of mind." Oh Yeah? Try eating a fifty year old piece of bread or using a fifty...

We are All Disciples

Our Sunday message introduced the twelve disciples who followed Jesus. Interestingly enough, twelve young people happened to be joining our church. So, twelve empty chairs were placed up front and as the name of each disciple was read, one child came quietly forward...

All I Want is a Bag of Mulch…

I was not looking for an opportunity to be a preacher. All I wanted was to purchase some mulch at the discount store and go home but there was a hole in the bag so the cashier sent someone to replace it. Hence, we waited. Then, a shirt was missing a price tag so the...

All I Want is a Bag of Mulch…

I was not looking for an opportunity to be a preacher. All I wanted was to purchase some mulch at the discount store and go home but there was a hole in the bag so the cashier sent someone to replace it. Hence, we waited. Then, a shirt was missing a price tag so the...

Barbecue and a Sermon?

In 1971, a roadside food-stand opened near Williamsburg, Virginia called Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Cue. This so-called restaurant was nothing more than a shack with an order window. Only one meal was served: barbecue on a bun, with coleslaw or without, plus French fries...

Demotivators: A Key to Success?

I love motivational products! One of my favorite pictures shows a lighthouse brightly shining in the midst of a fierce storm. The caption reads… “Possibilities: The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the...

Demotivators: A Key to Success?

I love motivational products! One of my favorite pictures shows a lighthouse brightly shining in the midst of a fierce storm. The caption reads… “Possibilities: The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the...