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Remembrance of 9/11

World Trade Center - New York City

Sometimes something happens in your life, that after it happens-you are never the same. Something occurs and it alters you physically, financially, spiritually or emotionally. Something occurs that was so big, so important, so influential that from then on,  life goes forward but it is never the same again. The same can be true of […]

Count the Cost

A farmer drove to town to buy a new truck. He had seen ads on TV-low prices, factory rebates, and 0% interest and decided it was time to get a brand new truck. A salesman greeted him. The farmer said he wanted a new truck like the one he had seen on TV. After picking […]

Never Too Late

Carole King had a big hit in the early 70s. She sang, “It’s too late baby, now it’s too late, though we really did try to make it. Something inside has died and I can’t hide and I just can’t fake it.” The song speaks of a love that has gone away. (Some of you will […]

Talking with Respect

There was once a man who felt he needed help in being a realman. He was married but was never able to stand up to his wife and be the boss. She seemed to control everything. He mentioned this to one of his work buddies and his buddy encouraged him to “man up” and “start wearing […]

Persevering Faith

Do you know who said these famous words?-“Yo Adrienne!” They were spoken by the beloved movie character-Rocky Balboa. The first movie in the Rocky series won Best Picture in 1976. The original movie and each sequel showed Rocky overcoming obstacles to achieve victory. The story lines were predictable and cheesy, but when Rocky spoke about […]

Finding True Rest

“The times they are a-changing” Bob Dylan once sang. How true those words are. The world certainly is moving faster and faster. “Back in my day”-we said and did things that no one does anymore-like get up to change the channel on the TV. Like stand on the street and use a pay phone. Here […]

Setting Our Sights on God

Once when I was a youth pastor, I led a group of about 20 teens and parents to inner city Chicago to do service projects. We were assigned to a low income nursing home for a few days. In the nursing home’s day room, there was a piano which happened to be in tune. In my […]

Worry is Blind

Once there were two CEOs, both with high powered, stress filled jobs. One of the CEOs, Gene managed his stress well, while the other did not. Ed-the unhealthy one, suffered health problems. His problems ranged from high cholesterol to high blood pressure and ulcers. Ed and his healthy friend Gene met for lunch. Gene asked […]

How to Live to Be 100

MSN featured the Loma Linda Seventh-Day Adventists in a short video on How to Live to Be 100. The video focuses on three key components: Diet Exercise Positive Attitude Be sure to watch the video and for more information on the CREATION Health principles, visit

5 Simple Rules to Be Happy

There once was a couple who had been married 70 years. Sadly, the wife died, leaving the 92-year-old man to move to an assisted care facility. After an hour or so of waiting patiently in the lobby as he was being admitted, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready. As he maneuvered his […]