Food for Thought: Decisions, Decisions!

Before the Baylor University football program imploded with scandal and garnered infamous national headlines, a young man there played the game as well as any and demonstrated a beautiful example of commitment.  Nick Florence became the starting quarterback after Robert Griffin won the Heisman and left for the NFL.  Florence wasn’t RG3, but you wouldn’t have known…

Reminders: Growing Pains

A group of American tourists were visiting a remote part of London. They were walking by a wall where an old Londoner was sitting on a bench.  A woman walked up to the man and asked, “Was anyone famous born in your part of town?”  To which the man answered, “Nope!  Just babies.”  It’s true! …

Reminders: God is Watching

A church had a picnic and invited the entire community.  The ladies of the church put a basket of apples on one end of a table with a sign saying, “Take only one apple please––Remember, God is watching.”  On the other end of the table was a plate of cookies.  One of the children had…

Food for Thought: Passion

On June 17, 2018, Mexico defeated Germany, the defending World Cup champions, in a stunning 1-0 match.  It was Germany’s first opening defeat in the World Cup since 1982.  Back in Mexico City, seismologists recorded a small earthquake on the Richter scale.  These scientists later discovered the earth’s movement was not due to a geological shift, but the…

Reminders: Empathy Can Be Learned

A man told a joke saying, “My wife thinks I lack empathy.  I can’t understand why she feels that way.” Empathy literally means to, “feel with another”.  If we are not able to understand how someone feels, we are not likely to be able to minister to him or her in a meaningful way.  We…

Food for Thought: Words Matter

Reverend James Harlan gave a sermon in which he talked about the power of words.  He emphasized the power of God’s words, and the power of our own words.  In his message Harlan quoted Nelson Mandela: “It is never my custom to use words lightly.  If 27 years in prison have done anything to me, it was…

Reminders: Cooperative Leadership

Researchers have determined that Canadian Geese fly many thousands of miles as they migrate.  The researchers have learned that the geese take turns at the point of the V.  They rotate so that some can rest while another goose takes the lead for a while.  Another amazing discovery is that by flying in a V…