There was a family with two boys. One was an extreme pessimist. The other was an extreme optimist. The parents didn’t like their extreme attitudes, so they tried a gift-giving experiment at Christmas to try and correct them. They thought that if they gave the pessimist a gift that was so over-the-moon awesome, he would … Continue reading Pessimism & Optimism vs. Reality
When I was young I dreamed about the perfect day. Pancakes in the morning, no school, road hockey all day… Such is the imagination of a 7-year old boy. When we grow up we still dream about what a perfect day might be like. But, of course, it rarely happens. Yet that doesn’t stop us … Continue reading Newsflash: Things WILL go wrong
Human pride is the boomerang of your soul. Just when you think you’re done with selfishness and ego they come hurling back to their home within your heart. Pride is like that. Now don’t get me wrong: There are two kinds of pride. Good pride is the way you feel when someone you love scores … Continue reading The boomerang of your soul
1 John 4:19 "We love because he first loved us." (ESV) Today's Thought I have no research to back this up, but I think that “Jesus loves me” was once a startling and surprising lyric. Could he reign? Yes! Could he judge? Absolutely! But LOVE little old me? Well, doesn’t he have better things to do … Continue reading Of course he does, I’m marvelous!