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February, 2010


Funny or Not?

Posted: February 21st, 2010 | Category: Common Sense | Comments

A classic sense of humor always reflects tolerance, whimsey and depth of character. BEING genuinely funny also requires creativity, diplomacy and a prevailing awareness of the humorist’s own faults, missteps and inherited challenges. Through compassionate understanding, the classic sense of humor remains unscarred, as the joker plays solely and painlessly on his or her own apparent life, for the desired amusement of others. Any other approach ultimately does more harm than good.



Is Anything Really Different? ~ JC Calkins

Posted: February 13th, 2010 | Category: Common Sense | Comments

When someone says, “it’s a different world now, it’s not the same, things have changed,” they aren’t really talking about the WORLD. They’re speaking out from within their perception of unfamiliar times. Unfamiliar because they have elected to ignore the obvious and less obvious and go for some misperceptions of tolerance. The critical practices of civilization repeat themselves with each generation. Read through the historical accounts of 5,000 years of history (the bible) and it’s absurdly obvious.  Then pick up any… read more

Tolerance, Yesterday & Today ~ JC Calkins

Posted: February 8th, 2010 | Category: Hope, Inspirational, Jesus Follower, Love | Comments

In pre-biblical times, responsibility was taken very seriously. Imagine a world today, where each of us individually or as a family were routinely held responsible for the unethical behavior of the others in our closest relationships, working, socializing or learning circles. Where when family, work mates, associates or teammates, screwed up, we would be held equally responsible and penalized to the same degree that they would or should be? Tolerance would certainly not be as prevalent and popular as it… read more

Wisdom Feeds Many ~ JC Calkins

Posted: February 1st, 2010 | Category: Inspirational, Jesus Follower | Comments

When we spend too much of our lives simply listening and learning, we fail to establish a necessary pattern where others might benefit from what we’ve uncovered, regardless of how important it might be. It’s often hard to tell if what we’ve discovered will be valued, but that should in no way cause any hesitation to share with anyone willing to listen and consider what we have to say. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not in anyway a proponent of trivial chatter… read more