Good morning: There is tension in the air. No doubt you’ve felt it. It’s there even in the most ordinary situations. I could see and feel it in the grocery store yesterday. In the busy aisles shoppers were polite and friendly, but at the same time, everyone kept the proper social distance and I could…

“Don’t look down!” is good advice while climbing a ladder to clean out your home’s gutters, especially if you’re not fond of heights. Looking down distracts you from the job at hand and magnifies the fear of falling. “Don’t look down” would have been good advice for Peter during a violent storm on the Sea…

Good morning: Not being able to attend church does not mean we stop being church. What Peter writes still holds true: “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out darkness into his wonderful light”…

Good morning: If we were going to choose one word to describe the past several weeks it might be “uncertainty.” The uncertainty is evident in hand sanitizer flying off store shelves, sporting events being canceled and the implementation of travel restrictions and quarantines. New terms like “social distancing” are heard every day. An economy which…

Good morning: One day every summer the local A&W restaurant offers free root beer floats. It sounds great. Who wouldn’t take them up on the offer? But I discovered it wasn’t quite as wonderful as advertised. There were restrictions. The free float was only a modest size and was only offered certain hours for as…

Good morning: With ever-growing concern over the rapid spread of the coronavirus, efforts are being made to track down “patient zero,” the first person to be infected. The hope is that finding that one individual will provide insights on everything from the exact cause of the illness to a potential cure or vaccine. The identity…

Good morning, Do you check expiration dates on jars in the fridge before you put them on the table, always wear a seatbelt in the car, watch your diet and faithfully take your medication strictly according to the doctor’s orders? Do you change batteries in the smoke detectors twice a year, lock your doors at…

Good morning: How do you know when a plan is good? It seemed like such a good idea to install a ceiling fan myself. I’d save money plus have the satisfaction of a successful DIY project. But it ended in frustration when I was staring up at a mass of dangling wires hanging from the…

Good morning: Are you clean? That probably depends on whom you ask. When questioned if he is clean, an eight-year-old may confidently tell his mom, “Yep, I’m clean!” But when she says, “Hold out your hands,” and sees how grimy and sticky they are, she will send him back to the bathroom to wash. “Boy-clean”…

Good morning, Can you buy happiness? Yes, at least according to one Nobel prize winning economist. He reports that as one’s income increases, so does the level of “life satisfaction,” up to an income of $75,000 per year. It doesn’t take much thought, however, to recognize that money is a very flimsy, superficial basis for…

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