Author: Chris

“Before You Change the World…”

“Before you can change the world, you must change yourself.” I have heard the above quote many times, but have no idea who said it first. The quote is absolutely true, we must begin to change ourselves before we change the world. When we change, the world sees a change in us and they want to make the positive change too. Here are some words found in the back of No More Mondays by Dan Miller (page 241) attributed as found on a tomb dated A.D. 1100 of an Anglican Bishop at Westminster Abbey: When I was young and...

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$4 Coffee

Coffee has mystical powers! I am not sure where the powers behind this dark drink originate, but I know coffee has the tremendous power to kick start the human mind each morning and prepare them for the hectic day ahead. Without coffee, people can become zombies and some even cross the line into the irritated zombie world. Coffee seems to be the waking force to Americans across this land. As a result of the mystical coffee power, people are spending a HUGE amount on coffee each morning. Now I understand that you may not be one of these people,...

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Hooked: A Book Review

Whether the world desires to believe it or not, casual sex is having powerful effects on the lives of thousands of teenagers. The effects are not only felt immediately, but linger for years in a person’s life. No book speaks to the effects of casual sex in the lives of teenagers and adults than “Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children.” The research behind Hooked is staggering and powerful; from the immediate effects in the lives of teens, to the lasting effects into the lives of adults, to the quotes of real people on the...

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52 Ways to Begin to Change the World

52 Ways to Begin Changing Your Life Today (No-Cost or Low Cost) Do it! Stop Complaining! Serve someone less fortunate. Collect quotes Volunteer Mentor a child Do something without personal glory Turn off the news Get rid of the stuff in your home (6 month rule) Make cookies for a neighbor Organize a neighborhood cookout Send one encouraging card a day Write a nice note and do not sign it Cut a neighbors yard Rake someone else’s leaves Offer to babysit for a young couple Stop checking email Attend church services Assist someone carry groceries to their car Put...

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A Facebook Favor

Another day, another stolen Facebook identity. Friends, lock down your Facebook. The world of identity theft is growing rapidly, because people are trying to find easier and more efficient ways to become a criminal. There are those who sit at home and do nothing more than find ways to hack someone’s account. (I say bring back tar and feathering for these people, but that is another topic). Recently, after a large number of people having their Facebook accounts hacked, I decided to lock down my Facebook account as much as possible to prevent craziness from effecting my friends. Doing caused a brief moment of frustration because sharing my posts became a problem because they were “private.” While this caused some delay, it brought a greater sense of security. Then it happened…another friend request from an already friended friend. Friends, I encourage you to lock down your Facebook. Spend time looking at your security settings so you are not allowing or even opening the door to have your account hacked. Use common sense when adding people to your friends list. A rule I use is to not add friends for a week once I have received the request. This gives me time to think about whether or not they are a friend or a number on a list. Regarding Facebook Messenger, some messages of people you are not friends with...

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