People not quick to change
With seasonal changes, I think of people changes. One of my favorite light-bulb questions is “How many church members does it take to change a light bulb?” The answer comes quickly: “CHANGE?!!”
Pastors quite naturally want to change the hearts and minds of their congregations. I used to think that change could be accomplished with one or two powerful messages – well, maybe three or four.… Read the rest
The perfect prescription.
The 2013 Old Farmer’s Almanac. (“People have been enjoying The Old Farmer’s Almanac since George Washington was president, in part because it offers so much for so little – $5.99, to be exact.”)
The price is painless, but what’s more impressive is that the little yellow publication puts a smile on the face. … Read the rest
Humor in the headlines
Comic relief, though harder to find, is still around. Maybe “comic” is too strong; “mild amusement” may be a more accurate descriptor.
The “grim grip” of problems throughout the world threatens to overshadow whatever might otherwise make us smile.
Ongoing sources for brighteners are persons who compose newspaper headlines. … Read the rest