Humor & Anecdotes

  • Protecting Your Real Worth
    Protecting Your Real Worth Knot Between Your Pearls (Not Only Between Your Pearls)   I was given a lovely strand of pearls as a gift and was told that they were Japanese Hanadama Akoya AAA grade pearls designed by Mikimoto. The triple A signifies the highest-quality pearl, “virtually flawless.”…
  • Smiling Is Better!
    Smiling Is Better! The only face you should make is a smile! I heard this great concept in a lecture by Herbert Reike, CSB (Christian Science Teacher and Practitioner). He said that he was having a conversation with a man about happiness and asked the man whether he…
  • Facing Your Fears!
    Facing Your Fears! Facing your fears! Yikes!!!!!   FEAR: Forgetting Everything About Reality FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real   When my son was in high school, he played a video game in which the objective was for the heroine or hero to rescue the princess who was being…
  • Finding Kindness During Bulk Pick Up
    Finding Kindness During Bulk Pick Up Finding Kindness, Not Trash Once a month on a Friday in our neighborhood, there is a bulk pick-up day. This is when residents put out any items that they do not want anymore but don’t fit in the trash cans. Neighborhood residents usually begin putting…
  • Amazon Prime
    Amazon Prime Amazon Prime   When I first discovered Amazon, I was so impressed with the idea of being able to order just about anything from one place. This seemed like a great option to battling over parking spaces at the mall, waiting on line at stores,…

Movie Club

  • The Santa Claus Movie
    The Santa Claus Movie The Santa Claus Movie: He Is Always Joyful   ALERT! SPOILER AHEAD:   In the Christmas comedy Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus, starring Steve Guttenberg and Crystal Bernard, Santa Claus is preparing to retire, and his son Nick played by Guttenberg is next in line…
  • Healing a Broken Heart
    Healing a Broken Heart If I Only Had Some Oil. There have been many interpretations, allegories and metaphors of “The Wizard of Oz” that refer to the political and economic social events in America during the 1890s. Along with those are some religious allegories. When I think about this…
  • Privacy Or Responsibility?
    Privacy Or Responsibility? No Man is an Island “No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory…
  • Life With God
    Life With God With God. Without God.   In the movie Knight and Day, a romantic action comedy, Tom Cruise plays a spy, Roy Miller, who is trying to clear his name, while Cameron Diaz’s character, June Havens, finds herself inadvertently caught up in his chaos. (See the…

"I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content."

— Philippians 4:11

"These words show us that contentment is not a natural propensity of man. “Ill weeds grow apace.” Covetousness, discontent, and murmuring are as natural to man as thorns are to the soil. We need not sow thistles and brambles; they come up naturally enough, because they are indigenous to earth: and so, we need not teach men to complain; they complain fast enough without any education. But the precious things of the earth must be cultivated. If we would have wheat, we must plough and sow; if we want flowers, there must be the garden, and all the gardener’s care. Now, contentment is one of the flowers of heaven, and if we would have it, it must be cultivated; it will not grow in us by nature; it is the new nature alone that can produce it, and even then we must be specially careful and watchful that we maintain and cultivate the grace which God has sown in us. Paul says, “I have learned ... to be content;” as much as to say, he did not know how at one time. It cost him some pains to attain to the mystery of that great truth. No doubt he sometimes thought he had learned, and then broke down. And when at last he had attained unto it, and could say, “I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content,” he was an old, grey-headed man, upon the borders of the grave—a poor prisoner shut up in Nero’s dungeon at Rome. We might well be willing to endure Paul’s infirmities, and share the cold dungeon with him, if we too might by any means attain unto his good degree. Do not indulge the notion that you can be contented without learning, or learn without discipline. It is not a power that may be exercised naturally, but a science to be acquired gradually. We know this from experience. Brother, hush that murmur, natural though it be, and continue a diligent pupil in the College of Content.” 

By Charles Spurgeon 

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Animals & Nature Topics

  • Beavers
    Beavers I think animals and nature can always teach us something if we dare to learn from them. Let’s discover what beavers can teach us. The beaver is the national animal of Canada and is depicted on the Canadian nickel. Beavers are family oriented, monogamous, and pair for life. Both parents…
  • Sharks - Predator or Prey?
    Sharks - Predator or Prey? Sharks in the Water or Sharks out of the Water? Who’s the Real Predator? Though accurately predicting exactly how many sharks are killed every year by humans remains difficult, estimates show up to 73 million sharks are killed annually for their fins alone.1  Shark fins are used to make shark…
  • Appreciating Nature
    Appreciating Nature Loving Nature Should Be Natural. Nature is a part of creation, not apart from creation, and if we continue to allow ourselves to close our eyes and block our ears to the world of beauty and amazement performed by nature and justify the egregious abuse and neglect of it, then…

Classroom Learning Topics

The Parables of Christ Jesus - The Patches and the Wineskins
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"Look and you will find it. What is unsought will go undetected."

~ Sophocles
“When divine love gains admittance to a humble heart, that individual ascends the scale of miracles…”

~ Mary Baker Eddy
“The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.”

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Perhaps a man’s character is like a tree and his reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing.”

~ Abraham Lincoln
"The mediocre teacher tells; The good teacher explains; The superior teacher demonstrates."

~ Anonymous
“Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t owe anyone anything, with the exception of love to one another—that is a debt which never ends—because the person who loves others has fulfilled the law.”

~ Romans 13:8
“Love hurts nobody.”

~ J.B. Phillips

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