Living on Leftovers?

How many containers of leftovers do you have in your frig?  Are they sitting in Styrofoam boxes from restaurants or hanging out in plastic containers with the remains of homemade delights? At our house “Leftovers Night” has always been popular.  It’s a welcome break for me, the cook, and everyone enjoys picking and choosing from a smorgasbord of foods ranging     read more

Get Up or Give Up?

“I get knocked down, but I get up again—and you’re never gonna keep me down!” Those are the lyrics of a song from the 90’s by a British punk band called Chumbawamba—and are also the lyrics to the theme song of the resilient. Why? Because that’s the way resilient people think. Resilient people choose to push through set-backs, keep the     read more

Steady Yourself

Remember when you played Pin the Tail on the Donkey or tried to hit a piñata hanging from a tree?  Someone would place a blindfold over your eyes, spin you around until you were dizzy, and then send you on your way to swing at the piñata or find the donkey poster taped to a wall.  What fun it was     read more

Do vs Don’t

Quick!  Recite the Golden Rule. Nearly everyone knows the words: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” But what you may not know is that the “Golden Rule” can’t be found in the Bible. “What?” you say? Take a look for yourself. You won’t be able to find the “Golden Rule” listed anywhere.  What you will     read more

A Time To Let Go

Don’t you love movies where someone’s bad behavior is turned around by another person who just won’t give up on him?  If only real life was like the movies… We all strive to fulfill the ideal of Biblical love that, “never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” But if we are hanging on     read more