Saturday, July 24, 2021

10 Feel-Good Movies You May Have Forgotten

Last week, I was reminded of a feel-good movie from my youth that I’d nearly forgotten. Taking its cue from the Beatlemania of the 1960s, “That Thing You Do” tells the story of a...

Giving God Control of My Failure

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In my 20s, my friends were graduating from college with amazing degrees, getting high-paying jobs, marrying attractive people and starting picture-perfect families. I had no clue what I was doing with my life, and...

Top Tips for a Stress-Free Summer Vacation

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Even though our Disney sing-along days are likely far behind us, most of us are familiar with Olaf, the huggable little snowman from “Frozen” who was so (naively) excited to see his first summer....

Breaking Free From My Lists

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I’ve always been a list person, with to-do lists as my specialty. I love checking off accomplishments and methodically taking steps toward reaching my goals. Lists can really help with that. But after years of...

5 Characters Who Chose Peace Over Violence

Lashing out at those who hurt us is our tendency, and in popular media that often means striking against evil and wielding intellectual prowess, harsh words, technology, physical weapons or even fists against threatening...

Your Turn: The Tension of Transition

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In my 26 years, I have moved 17 times, had nine jobs, about a dozen career plans, 22 different roommates, and unfortunately, really only one hairstyle (except for one big-hair perm in the ’90s,...

Leading You On: It’s Not That Simple

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It was my first date ever. She was happy. I wanted it to be over before it started. Two weeks before our first date, this thoughtful girl came to my rescue my first day at a...

The Reality of Spiritual Warfare

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Awaking from a dream because of a sudden pain in my leg to find a black entity ominously standing beside my bed grabbing said leg is unsettling, to say the least. I might have...

Have You Gained Some Quarantine Weight?

When our local area went to shelter in place the third week of March, I quit weighing myself. It may not have been entirely prudent, but I felt enough negative emotions welling up without...