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Whose pocket do you want picked?

Subscriber onlyWould you rather be around those trying to take money out of your wallet or those protecting your wallet? Continue reading...

A clean conscience

Subscriber onlyOne thing seems true about Donald Trump -- no one can shame him into backing down. Whether you like him or not, his brash words resonate with many Americans. Maybe it's because he doesn't sound like a typical politician. You know the kind: they want everyone to like them all the time. "The Donald" is too cocky, too sure of himself, and... he's too rich! So shame is not a tactic that works on Mr. Trump. Continue reading...

Should we legislate morals?

Subscriber onlySome years ago, a friend and I were talking about our nation's problems and how they could or should be solved. He was thinking from a political world-view where new laws need to be created for every new situation, and I was thinking from a realistic world-view where multitudinous comprehensive laws had already been created. But Henry, knowing me but not understanding my view-point, blurted out, "You can't legislate morals." Continue reading...

What do you own?

Subscriber onlyEarly last year, Carol and I were visiting my cousin and his wife (Jim and Paula) in Southern California. One morning as we were taking out the trash, I stopped and said, "Jim, my car's gone." Jim said, "No, you parked it right over ... Oh no! It is gone!" Continue reading...

Don't split the baby

Subscriber onlyAn ancient Bible story illustrates Solomon's wisdom. Two women delivered newborn infants. One baby suddenly died. That night, the dead baby's mother secretly swapped its lifeless body for her neighbor's living baby. You can imagine the screams and anger that erupted the next morning. The dispute came up before Solomon's court. To resolve the issue the King said, "Split the baby in two and give half to each of the mothers." Continue reading...

The Power of One

Subscriber onlyWhat can one person do? Do you feel the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Financially providing for your family, being the primary caregiver for an aging parent, getting up multiple times each night and literally at the crack of dawn each morning with a newborn can become heavy loads. However, do you honestly believe you can solve all your family's problems much less the world's troubles? The mind knows it is an impossible task, yet the heart continues to encourage living in superman mode. Continue reading...