Tuesday, December 30, 2014

When Yesterday, Isn't Far Enough Away...

Some yesterdays need more than one day to get over. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Doggone Glad for Christmas Break

The way these dogs react to a little bit of liberty reminds me of how students react on the last day of final exams and the beginning of Christmas vacation.

School really isn't prison, but by the reaction of students on the last day of classes, you would think they had just been released from one.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Paws for Prayer

That awkward moment when you dive right in and 
then notice people are praying

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Not Comfortable Enough?

The more flexible you are, the greater comfort you can achieve. Great comfort comes from great flexibility. If you want the one, get the other.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Make Your Own Plan B to Avoid Becoming the Plan B of Others

If the cost of failing at Plan A is unacceptably high, a back up plan is essential.

Pick your own Plan B to avoid others using their Plan B on you. 

If you don't become useful to others, others will find another use for you...

Monday, June 23, 2014

What was I thinking?

"What was I thinking?" A head slap, followed by talking to yourself probably won't change the past, but it seems to be a way of reliving it and realizing what an idiot you were.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

When Second Hand is Better

While it is true that personal experience is the best teacher, learning from other peoples' experience is often cheaper and a lot less painful. Second hand experience is the best to learn from. If you don't, you will pay full tuition in the school of life.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Just Because You Thought It, Doesn't Make It True.

Since the time of Cain, people have been inventing man made religions and informing God on what terms they wish to have a relationship with him. For some reason, God seems to object to this arraignment and has the temerity to insist that any relationship with him be based on his terms.

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" John 14:6

If you want to know God and go to heaven, it must be on his own terms, not yours.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

When a Bad Hair Day is a Big Deal

When you are a little guy, and hair is the only thing standing between you and a dangerous world, a bad hair day is a very bad day. Little problems can be very real and very big problems to the small.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

No Exit Strategy? Don't Go.

It's fun to explore new places and have new experiences, but remember this: 
It's a lot easier getting into, than getting out of, some situations. 
If you don't have a viable and reliable exit strategy, don't go there

Saturday, May 24, 2014

How to Tell You Have Lost Your Audience.

A skilled speaker should learn to read those subtle body language signs that hint he may be losing the good will and approbation of his listeners.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

When Portion Control Goes to Far

Is this all I get to eat on this stupid diet?

Portion control sounds like a pretty good idea when you read about it in the diet book. But at the dinner table, not so much.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

One Trick Wonders

Isopods show us that being just a one trick wonder is not such a bad thing.

They only have  that one, simple, rolling up in a ball trick, but they do it very well.

They're still around after all these years, so it must be working for them.

If you could learn a lesson from this bug, I think it would be this:

Find a simple strategy and get really, really good at it.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Where Big Shadows Come From

Great men cast great shadows.

But so can itty bitty men, if they find just the right spot, at just the right time.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Separated but not alone

When disturbing circumstances separate us, a compassionate touch makes it better. Where there is shared trouble, there can also be mutual comfort.

Friday, May 16, 2014

When No Pride Wins the Prize

Never underestimate the power of being pathetic and annoying to others.

It is amazing what can be achieved when personal dignity is no longer a factor.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Shamed but Unchanged

Guilt and shame are said to be signs of a higher moral development.

Sadly though, with some individuals, this doesn't seem to make much of a difference in improving their behaviour.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Frog in my throat...

Author Angus James caught this jungle perch in North Queensland, Australia.

"As I was pulling my lure from the fish to release back into the water I noticed two little eyes looking back at me from inside the fish's mouth. After capturing this picture, the little green tree frog leaped straight past my head onto the nearest tree. It was one of the coolest things I have seen in my life! This is one lucky frog!"

Sometimes I feel like that little frog. Saved by a miracle, grateful, but a bit shook up by it all.

Not Blending In

Sometimes success comes from standing out in a crowd 
and showing your true colors, not by blending into the background.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

When Pigging Out Means "I Love You"

Making a little pig of yourself is usually unacceptable.

But there are times when totally relishing what another has lovingly prepared for you becomes in itself an expression of love that brings great satisfaction to both the giver and the receiver.

Not So Helpful Helpers

When friends come over to help you figure out some new tech, 
but nobody reads the manual.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Why we have curtains..

The behavior of certain individuals helps you realise why we have curtains: 
So we can keep them closed. What is seen cannot be unseen.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Helping Hands or Left Hanging?

Your friends can help you get what you can't get all by yourself. Be careful who your friends are because they will either multiply your successes or get you into more trouble than you could have ever gotten into by yourself.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Unappreciated Bombers

When someone enjoys a group photo a little to much, 

the rest may enjoy it a little bit less...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Compassion Regardless of Appreciation

There is certain pleasure in compassion. Sharing an umbrella with someone in need on a rainy day gives a sense of satisfaction. But it would be a lot more fun if they showed a little appreciation.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Not So Secret Identity

What you call your dog and what he thinks 
his name is may be two 
very different things.

Having Fun Going Nowhere

If the journey is more important than the destination, these small marathoners are winners indeed.They are having fun, staying in shape and avoiding boredom, all noble goals.

If the destination is more important than the journey, then we can laugh at them for being so stupid. Then we  then go to work Monday and tread our own personal wheels.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Fast Food is OK ...If You're Faster

You can eat fast food and still be 
healthy, as long as you are 
fast enough to catch it

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Got More Books but Not Getting Any Smarter?

We may have diagnosed your problem...

I'll just take a little nap and study 

when my mind is refreshed 

and more alert...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Competitive Posing

Sadly, imitating those who get positive attention
 is no guarantee that you will get any. 

Invitation Time

Anyone here want to praise the Lord? 
Yes, yes, I see that hand. 
Any others...?

Monday, March 31, 2014

Freedom and Independence May Be a Bit Overvalued

Total independence is great until you totally screw it up
Freedom and independence are great, until you get stuck. 
Then, all of a sudden, certain people you have
 undervalued become very important.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

True Security

Security doesn't come from being self sufficient.
It comes from being held by strong and loving hands.

I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any 
man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater 
than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand." John 10:28-29

Appearing Impresive

There are those who have learned and cultivated the art of appearing impressive. 
Finding the right setting and placing yourself there gives that impression. 
Being truly impressive is another matter.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Make Your Own Doors

Some wait for an open door. Others use 
what they've been given to 
make their own door. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Schooled by a bug

If having a bug for a role model in your life would be  an improvement, 
go to that bug and learn what to do immediately.  
Some serious changes need to take place. 

“Go to the ant, you sluggard;  
consider its ways 
and be wise.”  
Proverbs 6:6

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Shame of a Missed Calling.

Don't let this sad fate be yours. 
Find out what you are supposed to do and do it!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Late to the Party

If you wait too long to get up off of the sofa and
 get in on what's happening,  you may find that the party has moved on without you.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fearsome but Friendly

What you may see as a large and dangerous adult that needs to be fled, 
a child sees as a loving parent they can cuddle up to. 
"Perfect love casteth out fear" I John 4:18

Friday, March 21, 2014

More Than a Pose.

Friends may return from trips with posed pictures of them pushing over
the Leaning Tower of Pisa or holding the Moon in the palm of their hands.
This little bear faces a tree much smaller than the Moon or the Tower of Pisa.
But with this difference: He is not posing. He is really going to climb that thing.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Dressing up animals is all good fun and everything until the day you realise 
they look better in your clothes than you do.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

You might have to eat a lot of bugs 
before you look fabulous 
and are ready to fly

Monday, March 17, 2014

Manifest Affection

The gentle affections 
of a tender love 
manifest themselves 
in a gracious manner
 beautiful to behold.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

"Raised by wolves" is said as if it were a bad thing. 

At least wolves do some raising. 

Plenty of human parents do little or none.