The Advantages of Optimism

Three men are having a discussion.  “I’m a pessimist,” says one.  “I’m an optimist,” says the second. Both men turn to the third.  “Which are you?” “Neither,” the third man replies.  “I’m a peptimist.” The first man snorts.  “A peptimist?  What’s that?” “Well,”  the third man explains, “A pessimist is someone who says ‘It can’t … Read more

Tearing Down, Building Up

Lessons from Gideon, part 3 In parts 1 and 2 of this series Lessons From Gideon, we saw how God began transforming Gideon’s false self image and poor self esteem.  If you missed those posts, you can read them here: Now it is time for Gideon to take some action in his recovery.  … Read more

Didn’t You Know? You’re An Influencer!

You’ve probably heard the term “influencer.”  They’re all over social media these days– everywhere from TikTok to YouTube, Instagram to Pinterest, Facebook to Twitter… you get the idea.  They’re the ones who are fashionable and in the know.  They’re the ones who…well, influence you. defines the word as “a person or thing that influences; … Read more