There has never been a virus this deadly? Not true. Wondering why all the hype? Here’s some balanced, verifiable, digestible information to help you navigate the curious waters of Covid-19.
On February 9, 2020 presidential candidate, Joe Biden, made controversial statements causing a firestorm of debate over the right of Americans to bear arms. This article explores the history and relevance of Mr. Biden’s statements and the propriety of the 2nd amendment in the 21st century.
What does it mean to be a soldier in God’s army? Believe it or not, most of the time we are supposed to be disciplining ourselves, not compelling others to think as we think. It is primarily getting ourselves to think as God thinks. It means renewing our mind, it means having the mind of Christ.
Beautiful footage of Whiting Forest in Midland Michigan is included in this article. The footage was shot by the author to not only capture the beauty of the place, but also to accompany a 1.06 minute video that adds the benefit of audio visual dynamics to a very special poem- Ascend.
Why did Nethanael recognize Jesus as the Messiah just because Jesus said he saw him under a fig tree? Read on and find out as we explore this ancient text with a fresh perspective.
What are you looking for? Love? Prosperity? Meaning? Why not talk to the One who has the answers. He’s not yellow pages or on the web. He is both near, and far away- a paradox. Yet I believe every heart knows how and where to find Him...through prayer.
You can help reduce the statistics and make driving safer for you and those you care about.
Every year, for the last 20 years, Frankenmuth Michigan has wowed travelers from all over the world with the Zehnder’s Snowfest. This year was more of the same!
The title may be a tongue twister, but unlike CNN I do not speak with a forked tongue! Read on to see how their petty pundits perpetuate preposterous palaver!
This article contains a descriptive overview of locations and times for Hugh Jackman's world tour 2019.
The now infamous Gillette commercial that has men, including me, boycotting their products was a disastrous PR move to say the least. I'll talk about why, as well as superior alternative products.
Aren't you tired of losing your place in the book you're reading? How about highlighters that bleed through to the next page? Maybe you do your reading on a tablet? Even so, these fun and interesting items and tips are guaranteed to drive you back to the book store!
“Cast not thy pearls before swine...” Matthew 7:6 The expression is not comparing people to swine. The point to be appreciated is that of wasted time- sharing information with those unable to grasp it.
This open-faced masterpiece is guaranteed to please. Can I really guarantee it? Yes, because every time I cook this dish everyone loves it and so will you!
Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, President Obama, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders, to name a few, were supporters of stepping up border security, deporting illegals, and separating family members at the border. These are the facts.
Endless lakes, rivers, dams, and ponds make Michigan a kayaker's paradise. This article features kayaks for sportsmen, adventurers, and lovers of leisure.
Critical care patients, Alzheimer's patients, and comatose patients routinely harm themselves and others unintentionally by scratching, pulling, or grabbing. Here are some interesting ideas for injury prevention in this patient population.
Linking Jesus Christ to pagan, even satanic, holy days has done a great disservice to both him, and humanity who so desperately needs him. His name is routinely used as a curse while the life he lived is ignored or mocked. Christmas contributes to the problem. I'll tell you how in this article.
Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis discovered the cause of child bed fever, aka puerperal fever. It was a preventable disease that took the lives of mothers and infants across the globe for thousands of years. Thanks to the work of Dr. Semmelweis it is all but eradicated.
This poem is the result of prayerful consideration regarding gossiping, arguing, and slander and the effects these actions have on their victims. While there is little that can be done to stop others from engaging in such behavior, I have the power to keep myself from imbibing this poison.
So often our children see us parents as being overbearing, controlling, impatient, and even mean. Well, sometimes we are, but usually we have our reasons. Usually, it is other things.
We don't usually appreciate the beauty of a leaf until it is all but dead. Isn't it like that with people too?
We can learn so much from the seasons if only we will look, listen, and consider the parallel meanings to our souls.
"For God does speak, now one way now another, but we fail to perceive it." Job 33:14-16. If we do not hear the voice of God it isn't because He isn't speaking- It's because we have trouble listening.
Come along as I take you from the kitchen to the grill finally winding up on the table! This exotic dish is as pleasing to the pallet as it is to the eyes!
I write this review not so much as a critique of the book, but rather as a response to what is, in my view, an egregious error on the part of the author, Bill O'reilly. This book represents a wrong that needs righting. I hope I come close to that end.
"Ascendance", refers to an incident from 2 years ago. I was brooding over something, an unpaid bill I think, and I was looking out a window wondering how I would pay it. At that moment I saw a leaf falling to the ground. Just before it hit, a gust of wind lifted it out of sight. A poem resulted.
News Flash! You don't have to run marathons, purchase a gym membership, or exercise yourself to exhaustion. Simply walking provides all the exercise you need to lose (or maintain) weight and feel great. The data is in so get walking! Included are lots of pics I took on a recent walk in the woods.
You know how sometimes you're reluctant to watch a movie sequel? Well, when it comes to Ant Man and the Wasp, don't be!
Phenomenal technological advances in the recent past have led to increases in the medical community's ability to explore the human anatomy in ways never before imagined. This isn't always good because some tests may not be only unnecessary, they may be dangerous.
The sincerity of Abraham Lincoln's dedication to the cause of abolition has come into question in recent years. In fact, this issue is as old as the Civil War itself. I believe such a multi faceted issue must be addressed one step at a time. This article examines a letter to Joshua Speed.
He's funny. He's handsome. He's extremely talented and hardworking. In fact, I can't think of a single actor who has managed to excel in action, dramatic, theatrical, musical, and comedic roles to the extent of this man. He is truly an inspirational figure. Ladies and gentlemen—Hugh Jackman.
We tend to think of inventions as devices that make life better. When it comes to Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin this is not the case. In fact, for one group-American slaves-life was made much worse.
"There is no greater love than that of a man who lays down his life for his friends." John 15:13. It means something different to everyone. 32 years ago I discovered what it means to me.
If you grew up in the 70's and 80's as I did you may notice a tendency to look over your shoulder whenever you talk nowadays. Do you hesitate before speaking? Are you afraid your innocent remarks or comments will be twisted or misconstrued? Political Correctness is the reason why.
This article will discuss the nature of tendon injuries in the hand, how to know if, in fact, a tendon has been severed, and some tips on how to avoid such injuries. We will also discuss surgical interventions for tendon injuries.
This dish breaks out of culinary orthodoxy and into cooking fun! It looks weird.seems silly.but guess what- It tastes great and the kids will have a blast making it. It's cheap, easy, and a great way to bond. Give it a try, and give your son or daughter a sense of accomplishment in the process!
"My Father's House" is a section of John 14:2. In it, Jesus tells us he is preparing a place in the heavenliness for those who love him. Until then we all need a home; especially recently divorced fathers. This article discusses the adversity divorced men face and how to overcome it.
Minimize water damage or avert it all together using this method! Read on for simple step-by-step instructions complete with video and photographic tutorials. You'll be surprised how easily this technique could save you thousands of dollars in water damage. You got this!
Words you speak casually, words you think are harmless, may prove just the opposite to the hearer. If you don't think so now, read my story and tell me what you think afterwards.
I can understand someone not being a "cat person." What I could never understand is how people can say they "hate" cats. In this article I share the benefits of being a cat owner for both the owner and the cat.
"The right of the people to keep and bear arms," is, according to Thomas Jefferson, "necessary to the security of a free state." In the advent of a million man armed force, does Jefferson's proposition still apply?
Dow Gardens is 110 acres of lush, verdant paradise. It features winding trails, both paved and unpaved, secret gardens, sculptures, and lots of activities and special events. Butterflies in Bloom is currently underway and is a must-see for locals and tourists.
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, aka the bill of rights, are a list of advantages retained by the citizens against potential tyrannical impositions by the federal government. Since there are 10 amendments this writing will be one of 10 installments.
Are you afraid of speaking in public? Does the idea of talking in front of an audience make your knees shake and your mouth go dry? I've been speaking in public forums for years and I'd like to share a few tips of the trade. Curious? I've already revealed the most important one!
Irish and American tradition meet in Lansing Michigan's Claddagh Irish pub and restaurant. Come in and enjoy the rich decor, delicious food, dapper ambience, as well as a wide variety of entertainment and amusements! We'll discuss all of it in this review!
A wise father advised his daughter, "Pay no attention to what a boy says, but do pay attention to everything he does." This advice certainly applies to the life of Abraham Lincoln. His deeds tell us more about him than all his words, written and spoken, combined.
There are as many ways to write a song as there are songwriters. Whether writing songs/music interests you as a first timer, or if you are a veteran writer curious about the methods of other artists, I think you will appreciate the information contained in this article. Cheers!
A 2009 study estimated the average U.S. citizen to have 9.2 surgeries in their lifetime. Any one of them could alter or end a life. The importance of your choice for a surgeon cannot be overstated.
I am gaining a respect for gun control advocacy, but as an ideal it is unable to bear up under scrutiny. Guns cannot be un-invented. Let's talk about what we can do, not dream about what we cannot.
Over the last 2 decades Marvel has built a reputation for making movies that knock it out of the park. This one, sadly, grounds out at first. I'll tell you why.
You do not like sweets "more than me..." You do not like carb rich foods "more than me..." Therefore, if I can overcome these powerful temptations, so can you. Let me tell you how I did it!
This film is Hugh Jackman's 7 year labor of love and man, was it worth the wait! This fast paced mover and shaker should've taken an Oscar. Like one of the film's musical scores declares, "This is the greatest show!" I'll tell you why.
The United States has a model they can look to when it comes to dealing with school shootings. Let's explore the issue together and then have a civilized conversation about it.
Tired of the same old, same old when it comes to movie critics? We are too. That's why these movie reviews are dripping with "just for fun" sarcasm. We only address the movies we hate. have fun!
Musician, artist, writer, minister. Oswald Chambers authored 'My Utmost for His Highest', that title being his life theme. His work continues to inspire new generations of God seekers.
All kingdoms have 3 things in common. 1. laws 2. a king/ruler 3. a calendar. In the beginning God was ruler. He made laws and a calendar. All 3 were challenged and changed. Here's how...
I've always wanted to be a food critic, but here's the twist- We will only be reviewing restaurants we love. You can figure out what you DON'T like on your own :) Bon appetit!
When we look for the best in others we are looking for the best in ourselves; when we look for the worst in others, we are trying to exalt ourselves.
Consider if you will a lesson from nature and experience, life lived in imitation of the inanimate. It isn't so far fetched when we think of God as a "Rock" and a "Strong Tower."
Most know Rod Serling as the sagely guide for the Emmy award winning Twilight Zone series that ran from 1959-1964. Yet there are as many facets to the man as there are mysteries in the Twilight Zone.
The new reality about cardiovascular disease is that you can do more about it's prevention than you realize. Once thought to be inevitable due to heredity, new studies reveal the achilles heel of CVD.
pebbles, shoes, thorns, seeds…just as little things can make life good, so they can make life difficult. This poem has some (or a little) of each.