Category Archives: Keeping up Appearances

“10% Happier”

After he suffered a panic attack on national television, journalist Dan Harris made a change. No, I haven’t read his book on meditation, 10% Happier, but it resonated with me after viewing a documentary on minimalism. “Ten percent happier”: I … Continue reading

Posted in America, Christianity, Health, Keeping up Appearances, Mind Matters, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jelly Beans in the Dark

At a celebration, who among us hasn’t grabbed some Jelly Bellies and popped them individually, guessing the flavor? (Admit it! You’ve actually removed one to examine the color.) While this bowl of Jelly, with presents and a party game, could … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Keeping up Appearances | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dressed and Ready

Our pastor has been preaching from Luke 21:31-36. The Lord gave some strong instruction: = – = ^^^ We’re to have ^PATIENCE^ – not to switch gears and leave the faith; He is coming back! ……… when you see these … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Keeping up Appearances, Prayer Needs, Relationships, Self-confrontation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Who Do You Follow?

Extremists are everywhere on TV—but they are not news. There have always been “mis-leaders” and “fool-owers.” …Who do you follow? Oh, you don’t cause physical harm. But does someone dictate who should be “dead” to you? “he who hates his … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Keeping up Appearances, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Two Kinds of People

[ Today’s post is dedicated to the broken-hearted. ] We go to a big church—every age, shape, and race. But our pastors often remind us: “There are two kinds of people.” Rightly dividing the Word is their passion, and they … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Blog, AAA Laura's Favorites :), America, Christianity, Keeping up Appearances, Mind Matters, Relationships, Self-confrontation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“A Few Good Men” (and Women)

Just like Jack Nicholson’s character in “A Few Good Men,” even we civilians run into such scary leadership. These days, many get put in charge that exhibit incompetence, are relationally inept, even scramble when caught in a lie. Yes, what’s … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Job/Career, Keeping up Appearances, Mind Matters | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pay Attention to Yourselves!

Amidst a discourse on tempting, sinning, forgiving, and serving, we find embedded a short but strong warning from the Lord: “Pay attention to yourselves!” This powerful, pocket-sized exclamation is as plain as day—but it’s often bypassed amidst other important teachings … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Keeping up Appearances, Self-confrontation | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment