Overboard!

Have you seen the movie Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kirk Russell? It is a 1987 American romantic comedy film, directed by Garry Marshall, and (don’t judge me) I know every line in the movie. It’s just such a sweet love story with genuine charm, wit and warm energy. At one point in the movie,…

Where is the Light?

This is the time of year when we turn our thoughts to peace, joy and goodwill. But when I read the headlines or see the news on TV, I become very cynical, sad, angry and even fearful. “How could people treat other people like that,” I ask myself. “What happened to the Golden Rule where…

Does Gratitude Work?

Gratitude.  Does it work? I’ve heard for many years that being “thankful” will help change your life. I just read a book that I couldn’t put down, A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life by John Kralik. Here was a man in his fifties, twice divorced, losing his…

Voting and Praying for America

We are in a Presidential election year and there has never been one with such discord, contention, strife, dissension, opposition, harshness, inconsistency, name calling and general hatefulness. I don’t think these types of campaigns please God. In fact, I’m sure of it. So what are we to do? On March 30, 1863 – in the…

What Christmas Is All About

Fifty years ago, A Charlie Brown Christmas was first broadcast on American television. Some network executives thought it would be ignored, while others worried that quoting the Bible would offend viewers. Some wanted its creator, Charles Schulz, to omit the Christmas story, but Schulz insisted it stay in. The program was an immediate success and…

A Funny Christmas Story

With the beginning of December here, I have a feeling that most of you are beginning to get very frantic with all you have to do for Christmas. Isn’t it wonderful to know, though, that we don’t have to be perfect before God? Christmas usually brings hectic schedules, tired loved ones, crowded malls, and all…