Word Games

Most people enjoy a good word game like crossword puzzles, word searches, jumbles, scrabble, and the like.  Such games are good intellectual stimulation, they can strengthen our vocabulary, and are simply fun to do.  Some people are good at them while others may struggle and take longer to complete.  Yet, like anything, the more timeContinue reading “Word Games”

We Interrupt this Program

You’re watching your favorite program on television when all of a sudden, the news interrupts your show with breaking news.  It usually begins with an announcement of some kind like “we interrupt this program for a special news alert.”  Something has happened that is of such importance that your regular program is interrupted.  Unfortunately, mostContinue reading “We Interrupt this Program”

First Things First

Many people operate daily under a “to do” list.  That is, as they consider the day before them, they list the things that they want to accomplish.  Likewise, sometimes the “to do” list is prioritized based on what needs to be done first.  Somethings are more important than others and need to be taken careContinue reading “First Things First”

When the Saints Go Marching In

For many of us, when we hear the word “saints” we think of those figures of long ago who lived memorable lives for God, accomplished great things, were mighty prayer warriors, and people of great faith.  We usually see these saints in pictures in old books or paintings on walls.  Usually, in these pictures, theyContinue reading “When the Saints Go Marching In”

Slip Sliding Away

Most every person has taken a fall at some point in their lives.  We’ve tripped over something, lost our footing, or slipped on a slippery surface.  Sometimes we catch ourselves, sometimes someone else catches us, and sometimes we fall.  A slip and a fall tend to follow a similar pattern.  First, there is that momentContinue reading “Slip Sliding Away”

You Are What You Eat

Most people are familiar with the phrase “you are what you eat.”  It is usually said as a reminder that the food we eat will affect our physical bodies.  The first mention of the phrase “you are what you eat” came from the 1826 work The Physiology of Taste, in which French author Anthelme Brillat-SavarinContinue reading “You Are What You Eat”

Calm, Cool, and Collected

We’ve all been warned before:  “Watch out, he has a quick temper.”  Be careful around her, “she can go off at any moment on you.”  “That group has a short fuse, so watch yourself.”  Such statements are warnings against engaging with someone because the individual or the group has a reputation of getting angry orContinue reading “Calm, Cool, and Collected”