What Makes us Laugh Out Loud

Oddly enough, a professor of psychology by the name of Richard Wiseman (yes, wise-man) made a resolution in 2002 to discover the world’s funniest joke! Ha! What did he do to make his resolution happen? He created a website called LaughLab.co.uk in collaboration with the British Science Association and asked people to send their favorite […]

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Help for Dads and Moms to Change Kids’ Behavior

  “I’ve tried everything!” said Maria. “Discipline plans, behavior methods, every program I can find, but the kids are still not well behaved! What’s the secret? Can you help me, please?” In this case Maria was a teacher. Dr. Pearson, our visiting professor and a successful principal in K-12 education, responded, “Tell me what you’re […]

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Getting Back to Fulfilling Your Dream

“We were returning from a cross-country hike to our camp at Red Can Lake. The acres of glaciated granite all looked the same to me but I wasn’t worried. Walt knew the way. All I had to do was stick close. Then Walt surprised me. ‘Want to lead for a while?’ he offered. ‘I guess,’ […]

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How Does Instinct Affect a Child’s Behavior and Learning

Newly hatched sea turtles crawl up through the sand, and run lickety-split straight to the ocean. Their mother is gone; no one taught them to do that; it’s instinct. Newborn baby kangaroos instinctively climb into their mother’s pouch, different species of birds display amazingly diverse nest building habits, and the fighting and courtship behaviors of […]

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The Secret Ingredient of a Strong Soul

“I wonder where I’ll be, and what I’ll be doing ten years from now.”  Did you ever say that? I’m saying it to myself right now. We were created to grow; our life is growth. James Allen said in his famous book As a Man Thinketh, “Man is a growth by law.” As we’re growing […]

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Trends and Insights for Millennials

When Grandma can’t figure out how to work that Smart Phone, what can she do? She simply asks her 5-year-old grandson or grand-daughter to help. They can do it. No problem. And when Grandpa was a boy, the comic book creators newly introduced the hero detective Dick Tracy…who actually had a telephone on his wrist. […]

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

  It will surely happen: I know it! Promptly on January 1, 2016, the annual countdown will begin! Sometime during that day, without warning, a cheery, sweet voice will indubitably say, “Only 11 more months to Christmas dear!” It happens every year, and then…all year.   My Christmas fanatic! I live with a Christmas fanatic, […]

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New Prayer App Invites God into the Action

This may shock you, so hang on. According to many theologians, Biblical research reveals that prayer does NOT change things. Now, please catch your spiritual breath and allow for a short explanation. Praying goes beyond a presentation of problems and troubles. Praying does something else. Biblical prayer asks for God to come on the scene […]

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Recognizing Ministry Champions during Pastor Appreciation Month

The U.S. Tennis Open Championship awards and celebration went over the top this September with prize money totaling $34,242,000! Novak Djokovic won his 10th Grand Slam title. All of the champions in the games now are known nationwide. These professionals became champions. They had to learn to enjoy the game to do it professionally. But […]

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There’s Something Better Than A Dream

  Have you noticed? Your life is changing. Typically, when we read about how to deal with life changes, we find a discussion about dreams, visions and goals. But, there’s something better than a dream. Yes, dreams are important, and should not be minimized. Dreams give us a focus, show us where to go, what […]

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