Food for Thought: Beware of Greed

 A big, burly man visited the pastor’s home, a woman well known for her charitable impulses.  “Madam,” he said in a broken voice, “I wish to draw your attention to the terrible plight of a poor family in this area. The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the nine children…

Food for Thought: Price vs Value

Comedy writer Megan Amram wrote, “I just spent $30 on apples at Whole Foods and then dropped both of them!” Reader’s Digest, February 2015, p.95 We all complain about prices.  It is hard for some of us to believe how much prices have gone up over the years.  We try to save money where we can…

Food for Thought: Problems Solved!

A businessman walked into a bank in New York City and asked for a $100 loan.  He offered his luxury Mercedes car as collateral.  Since the collateral was worth far more than $100 the bank manager quickly approved the loan.  A year later, the man came back.  He repaid the loan and the 10% interest…

Food for Thought: Be Open to God’s True Meaning

The winner of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee did so by correctly spelling the word koinonia.  Most champions win with a word that few people have ever heard, much less know how to spell.  The Scripps’ press release defined koinonia as an “intimate spiritual communion and participative sharing in a common religious commitment and spiritual community.”  Adapted…

Food for Thought: Change

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way.  If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Reader’s Digest, April 2015, p.152 We all resist some types of change, but change is usually a necessary step toward progress.  Thankfully, transportation has changed since May 20, 1899.  That’s the day taxi driver Jacob German…