Felicity’s rules for living

Several months ago as we were preparing to move into our new house, I discovered in my daughter's room her rules for living. The exact details on their composition are a mystery, but they seem to have been part of some sort of educational program for her little brothers. They're not bad. I daresay that, if widely implemented, they would make the world a more enjoyable place.Here are Felicity's Rules:RulesRule #1 No fighting Rule #2 Be creative Rule #3 Be funny Rule #4 Have … [Read more...]

Things I’m pretty sure are true

Many are the authors who have assembled lists of various undeniable truths and irrefutable laws. I'm less sure about these ones, but here's my list of things -- some discovered through ample trial and much error -- that I'm pretty certain are true:If your Christianity doesn't leave a mark, you're doing it wrong.Even the Body of Christ has an armpit or two.If you don't discipline yourself, others will.If you don't learn from history, you're like most people.To affirm one thing … [Read more...]

The kindergarten rules

Here are some lessons you're supposed to learn as a child that will definitely serve you when you're older:Don't touch that.Say please.Use your words.Say your prayers.Don't beat up the little guys; they might grow up bigger than you.Play nice.If you break the rules, it won't go well.When you've done something wrong, you should go to your room and think about what you've done.Don't sit with your stinky stuff too long; it'll cause a rash.You're not as clever as you … [Read more...]