Perhaps the greatest natural law in the universe is something we call Cause and Effect. This simply means that “for every cause there is an effect, and for every effect there is a cause.”

The Scottish essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) once said, “One life: a little gleam of time between two eternities; no second chance to us for evermore.” One thing for sure, none of us gets a second chance to do life over, so it is the wise person who wishes to make the most …

It has often been said, and rightfully so, that the world runs on good ideas. If you will give this some thought, I believe you will agree that every single invention, product or service in the history of the world was at one time just an idea in the mind of some human being.

I have an idea that would go a long way in helping the United States of America solve our massive immigration problems, but to be sure it would be a whole lot easier said than done.

There is a famous Bill Gaither song that goes, “I am so glad that I am a part of the family of God.” To me, this is so wonderful. It means that anyone who is a believer and knows Jesus as their Savior is a part of God’s family. This has nothing to do with denomination or what church we atten…

It has been said that marriage is a deal when a man gives away half of his groceries to get the other half cooked. You may or may not think this is funny, but it is nevertheless true — after I finish this column I am heading to the grocery store.

If there is one thing we need in these trying and tumultuous times, is to have more good role models — men and women who are doing it right or have done it right, and provide a sterling example the rest of us would do well to emulate.

Let me ask you a question please: What is the “coolest” place in your home? Now you may have to think a moment, but I believe you will agree that the coolest place in your home is inside your refrigerator. If I had said, “What is the coldest place in your home?” of course the answer is your …

From 1932 until his death in 1993, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale served as the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. He is probably best known for his best-selling book “The Power of Positive Thinking” and the little inspirational magazine “Guideposts” that he co-published with his…

Here at the beginning of my visit with you today, I am going to admit something that may be a positive rather than a negative. I am going to admit that I am a very simple-minded person. I just think America is so beautiful that any person living here who does not appreciate what we have shou…

One of my all-time favorite world leaders is former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. I am reluctant to use the term “politician” because it has such a negative connotation these days.

When it comes to the tragic shootings in the schools of America, we have confused the issue. We do not have a gun problem, we have a kid problem.

If you are guilty of using your cell phone while you are driving, please raise your hand! You could not see mine, but it was raised, too.

The famous English essayist and poet Joseph Addison (1672-1719) once said of education: “Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. …Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, and a reasoning savage.”

Nobel Peace Prize winner, missionary and doctor Albert Schweitzer once said, “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”

If you are a betting person, and all of us are on some things, how would you like to place your hope of winning on something truly important when the odds are miniscule? Now, when I say something truly important, I am talking about your children and grandchildren, specifically those who play…

While I don’t know about you and yours, at our home we laugh a lot and just have fun doing things together as a husband-and-wife team. There is always something exciting happening, and we have events come along quite often that help to keep our sanity and our perspective. This makes life tru…

If you have ever struggled with your self-esteem, your identity as a person and your value to yourself and others, I believe you will be interested in what I have to share with you. Because I have been blessed with loving parents, great teachers and pastors, and others through the years who …

The other day a friend handed me something titled “ATTITUDE IS EVERY­THING,” written by Francie Schwartz. At the end of the article were these words: You now have two choices. Either you can throw this away or you can share it with people you care about.

If you are a caring, sensitive person, you have probably noticed there is an industry in our country that is growing by leaps and bounds. I am referring to the greeting card industry. Go into most any discount store, drug store or novelty shop and you will find a rack of greeting cards that …

The greatest basketball coach of all time is Coach John R. Wooden, who coached for 29 years and had a record of 664 wins and only 162 losses, this being a winning percentage of over 80 percent of all the games he coached. He coached at Indiana State University for two years before moving on …

You know, there is one thing I have learned that is truly exciting. It is simply this: if I am willing to spend time reading quality material in addition to talking to and listening to quality people, there is no limit to what I can learn.

Have you ever heard this comment about some woman, she is a “Proverbs 31 kind of woman.” Well, whether you know it or not, this is about as high a compliment as any woman could ever have.

There is one thing I always try to do as I write these columns, and that is spend some quality, alone time to just think about you and what I might be able to say that could make a difference in your life.

One day back in 1996, there were over 4,000 baseball coaches assembled at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, for the 52nd annual American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) convention. The keynote speaker for this event was an old retired baseball coach by the name of John Scolinos…

There is a very important word in the English language called “Insight.” It means, “Perception into the inner nature or real character of a thing.” For example, it is necessary to have insight into sayings such as, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.”

Someone once said, “Despair is a mental state which exaggerates not only our misery, but also our weakness.”

It took me a while, but I finally came to realize why so many people in America love their pets and they actually become members of the family.

There is a wonderful power that operates in the universe that appears to be almost magic when it’s understood and used in the proper way. This is the Magic Power of Enthusiasm.

According to data compiled by The New York Times, drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump in United States history. This death count is the latest consequence of an escalating public health crisis: opioid addiction now made more deadly by an influx o…

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