‘The proof of the pudding’ is just shorthand for ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’. That longer version makes sense at least, whereas the shortened version really means nothing – nor does the often misquoted incorrect variation ‘the proof is in the pudding’. The continued use of that meaningless version is no doubt bolstered because the correct version isn’t at all easy to understand. Continue reading “The Proof is in..!”
A lot has been said about the mind. We know our mind is a terrible thing to waste, we also see the mind can play tricks on us. Most of us have two voices in our head providing very different narratives that run through our mind. Both are small inner voices, and both can offer similar words. Sometimes it is evident – for example, there are counterfeit dollars, and then there are fake dollars. Open a board game if there is such a thing anymore, there’s really no question that the money in the famous Monopoly game is not real. It’s so apparent that a small orange $500 bill isn’t going to be accepted as payment anywhere on the planet. However, there is a chance you have held a counterfeit bill in your hand at some point in your life and not even realized it. The differences can be very subtle. So how can you tell? Continue reading “My Counterfeit Conscience”
When we’re young, friends are everything to us. For most of our childhood, whether we’re finding them, losing them, fighting with them, or playing with them, friends mean the world to us. Fast forward a few years and suddenly friends become background, supporting characters, not central to the plot we call life. In our twenties and thirties, life shifts to finding a partner, building a career, and raising children. Suddenly, in middle age, we wake up and wonder: Hey, wait a minute, whatever happened to, hey, where are all my friends? Continue reading “When We Were Young”
We all need a fresh start sometimes. Maybe it’s to revive your marriage, fire up your career, or experience victory over a struggle you have. Most of us have made drastic changes trying to make a fresh start in life, and yet no matter what we do, we always end up feeling the same way. The external conditions may be different, but inside we’re still the same. We know that changing the external situation isn’t going to give us the actual fresh start we want and since there is no rewind or pause button in life where does this fresh start officially begin? Continue reading “Reboot Your Life”
Do you ever just want to get away from it all? Circumstances have you feeling trapped, anxious, and stressed thinking, “If only I could run away, go somewhere new.” The grass is always greener on the other side…that is until you get there and find out you must water it too, pull weeds, and mow it. Someone once said, “if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence it’s probably turf.” At times we feel oppressed and think, “if only I could start a new life then I would be free.” Ever feel that way? Maybe you hate your job. Or perhaps, you’re single and desperate to mingle, or are you fed up with the monotony of your relationship? Is it because your parents seem to have made it their lives’ purpose to get you married at the earliest? Or is it that your relatives can’t stop boasting about how well settled their kids are? And your bank balance is, well, let’s not even go there. Yes, of course. Everyone does. It’s hardly special to have this feeling, sometimes. The reality is that running away rarely solves anything. Why? Because your problems are almost always within you. And you are the only thing you can’t run away from. “Wherever you go, there you are.” Continue reading “Stand Still, Now Get Moving!”
Everybody wants to know the secret to something. Athletes want to know the secret to becoming a champion. Investors want to know the secret to making a fortune. Parents want to know the secret to raising healthy, happy kids. Christians desperately want to know the secret to living Christlike. So, what is that secret? Continue reading “Back to Basics”
If you’re reading this post you have arrived it’s the New Year 2019, my question to you is, “How are you going to improve your life in 2019?” Have you set any New Year’s Resolutions? It seems to be a very American thing to do — lose those few extra pounds, sleep more, eat less, take up a new hobby, or anything from A to Z.
I recently ran across a story on the internet 50 Ways to Improve Your Life in 2019. Some of the suggestions are: Investigate tales of Edgar Allen Poe, Be a Professional Blogger, Watch TV free online, Spread Tolerance, Learn to Play Bridge, Play music video games, and Read the book before you go to the movie, the list goes on. Do you know why most diet or exercise plans fail? We set goals that are unrealistic. When we fail to meet our high expectations, we tend to give up. Continue reading “New Year Resolution”