Qur’an Scholar Research Findings

August 20, 2014

ShareQuotation from Mario Joseph “For me God was only Allah, and I believe Allah never married, so no sons for Allah. So I preached that Jesus was not God. Then somebody asked me Who is “Jesus?” – From the crowd. Maybe a Muslim, but he asked me “Who is Jesus?” I was preaching He is […]

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Are “Magicians” Condemned in the Bible?

August 8, 2014

ShareStrong’s Definition Clears up Confusion! Years ago I became fascinated when something disappeared then magically reappeared. It fooled my eyes and my mind. So, I purchased trick after trick and had fun showing the tricks. As a wedding musician I found “Flower Girls” and “Ring Bearers” were initially cute dancing together at receptions, but after […]

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Baseball & Discipline in the 1950s

November 28, 2013

ShareMethods & Freedom of Kid Discipline! In an earlier article I mentioned the movies “The Sandlot” and “A Christmas Story” reminded me of the 50s. Discipline for children was unrestrained in the 1950s and very effective and memorable. It was fear that kept us from making intentional mistakes. One method used to cleanse me of […]

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God Does Miracles in Surprising Ways!

November 27, 2013

ShareWhy Do We Think God’s Actions Must Make Sense to Us? Every day we encounter God’s mighty acts, but don’t realize it. It might be avoiding bodily injuries; not getting hit by cars, because God sent them by other routes; healing us of dreadful diseases, we never knew we had, etc. (On 9-11 odd circumstances […]

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Weather Advisory and Alert!

November 1, 2013

ShareThis is no Joke! Weather Forecasters are in 1 Accord! St. Louis, Missouri, February 21, 2013. Shocking News! A huge snowstorm is approaching! It’s a beautiful clear morning at a chilly 21 degrees. It’s not a holiday, but 350 school districts and private schools are closed for the day. Why? Because a vicious rumor is […]

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15 AWESOME QUOTATIONS BY SPORTS HEROES

August 22, 2013

ShareKey Statements that Shaped the Lives of Sports Legends 1- “100% of the shots you don’t take, never go in.” – Wayne Gretzky, Hall of Fame Hockey Player 2- “You are never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka, Hall of Fame Football coach & player 3- “Do not let what you cannot […]

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How to Solve the Most Mystifying Problems!

July 16, 2013

ShareHow to Tap into the Truth! “Back during World War II, the United States ran into some serious trouble. Their ships were being sunk by the enemy faster than they could build new ones, a process which at that time took a year. In an effort to solve their dilemma, a method was devised by […]

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Essentials for Success – Perspective

June 24, 2013

ShareConsider the Lowly Worm After the night’s spring thunderstorm, I took my usual walk. Littering the ground were hundreds of worms. Yech! Most people ignore those icky, squirmy, slimy little creatures. However, as I observed their behavior, I considered how they mimic our daily predicaments. Since it was early, few cars were on the streets; […]

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Another Fun Sports Party Game

May 16, 2013

ShareCan You Name Original Pro Sport Teams? The L.A. Lakers are well known in Pro Basketball Circles as World Champions. But, have they always been located in Los Angeles? See if you can name where the professional teams came from: expansion, another league, another name, original city, and what city (cities) they moved from. Pro […]

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The Ultimate Sports Quiz

May 7, 2013

ShareCan You Identify These Awards & Contests? Sure, almost everyone knows that gold statues are given to finest work in television and movies (Oscars & Emmys). But I challenge you to name these athletic contests and awards. How many can you properly identify? 1-      The Breeder’s Cup 2-      Conn-Smythe Trophy 3- […]

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Small Town Little League Baseball in the 50s

May 4, 2013

ShareThe Second Most Embarrassing Moment in My Life! I’ve often been asked by students when I substitute teach, “What were the 50s really like?” I usually say, “Watch ‘The Sandlot’ and ‘A Christmas Story.’” Although I had different experiences as a kid, those 2 movies are accurate portrayals of the life and times in the […]

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What is More Repugnant than Body Odor ?

April 18, 2013

ShareHow’s Your Love Walk? Have you ever had a very active day when you were concerned about offending others with B.O. (body odor)? You’re not alone. I’ve seen students in a classroom putting on deodorant after their physical education class. I will admit from time to time, I’ve been concerned about my own cleanliness! In […]

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20 KEY QUOTATIONS ON BIG GOVERNMENT EXCESSES

April 17, 2013

ShareWarning: Governments Steal Your Liberties Presidents and World Leaders have often warned of the dangers when governments get too big. Thomas Jefferson stated: “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” As evidence – notice the recent wild spending after the Obama “Sequester” went into effect. While cutting […]

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Key Quotations to Keep the U.S. Strong

April 11, 2013

ShareThoughtful Ideas from Patriots “Freedom isn’t Free. You’ve got to pay a price. You’ve got to sacrifice for your liberty.” Up With People was a youth movement born during the turbulent 1970s, as a  reaction to the negative and selfish attitudes trying to subvert our nation. Hundreds of energetic performances across America rang out with […]

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Key Quotations from Winners!

April 10, 2013

ShareSignificant Thoughts from the Successful to Help You Flourish! If someone wants to learn to speak the French language well, who might they listen to? Maybe a Frenchman who speaks it well? If one wants to learn to play tennis well, they should listen to established tennis players? Common Sense? So, if someone wants to […]

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Key Quotations from Famous Authors

April 9, 2013

ShareSignificant thought from Writers Who Shaped America 1)         “Truth holds the world together.” – Hans Christian Anderson 2)         “If one can’t enjoy reading a book over & over again, there is no use reading it at all” – Oscar Wilde. 3)         “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse […]

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