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A very successful businessman parked his new sports car, a Ferrari, in front of his office in order to show it off to his colleagues. As he was getting out of the vehicle, a truck came along too closely and completely tore off the car’s open door. The businessman immediately grabbed his cell…

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There are a number of quotes in regards to first impressions, such as: “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” There are many versions of this quote, all signifying we are quick to judge others upon first contact. How often are we wrong? I would dare to wager quite often.

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Our first house was on three-quarters of an acre. It sloped into a nice size backyard that bordered on a small forest of its own. Along the front of the property was a brook that meandered over rocks and created its own music.

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I read recently that “your temper is one of your most valuable possessions, so don’t lose it.” There is a lot of truth to that statement. We discussed last time how anger is not always sinful. If it were, then God sinned in Exodus 4:14 when He became angry. It would also mean Jesus sinned in…

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Loss of one’s marriage partner may be the hardest life change anyone can ever experience. Though I have not experienced such tremendous grief as this (thank you, God), in the past 10 years I have encountered and experienced firsthand the devastating affect of losing a spouse. The most profou…

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After putting her children to bed, a mother changed from her work clothes into a more comfortable outfit and proceeded to wash her hair. Like children often do, they did not go to sleep as they had been instructed. As the mother heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her pati…

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The nature museum at Grandfather Mountain (North Carolina) was filled with families on this sunny day. The statue of Mildred the Bear and her cubs magnetically drew children to her, hugging and climbing around her.

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“Separation of Church and State,” this is by far one of the most misinterpreted phrases associated with “The Establishment Clause.” Some believe it to be drafted in the First Amendment of the Constitution and that there is to be a clear divide. However, the phrase “Separation of Church and S…

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The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he surveyed carefully the horizon for help, but nothing and no one seemed to ever come. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood…

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As kids, all we can think about is what we will do as adults. We reach the young adult years and all we can think about is the next chapter: college, career, family, and so on. We get so focused on the tomorrows, we forget to live in the very moment we exist. In doing so, we miss out on a li…

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They came streaming into the Nature Museum where I volunteer. One camp group after another. At first, it seemed overwhelming. How could I relate to all of these children and make them feel welcomed … along with their leaders?

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Ezra Mendoza was born at 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 to Ashley Frenandez and Luis Mendoza at AdventHealth Sebring. He was 5 pounds, 15 ounces and 18 inches long. Maternal grandmother is Janet Fernandez. Paternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Luis Mendoza, Sr.

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