Hey You Go-Getters, It’s Not Your Day

by Kevin Burton   Today is National Quitters Day.  You can handle that one, right?    I sure can. Even I can be a high achiever on Quitters Day. Just throw up your hands and say, “I’m out!”     Why not make every day National Quitters Day?    Today is also Friday the 13th. So …

When Thumbs Up Doesn’t Come, Then What?

by Kevin Burton    When I was a sort of young beep baseball player, I had a team mate who always talked about heart guards.     Beep baseball is baseball for blind players. The ball is slightly bigger than a softball and depending on who made the ball, it can be quite hard.     When …

Explosive Goods Under My Christmas Tree

by Kevin Burton    One of the Christmas gifts I was given this year by a family friend, came in a bag with a green and white label.  Ostensibly it’s a healthy snack.    I now wonder if this “gift” was in fact a hostile act. It’s suspicious anyway. I’ve been doing some research.    …

Hating The Remedy, Loving The Cure

by Kevin Burton    Can my cat put two and two together, connect the dots?    This I can never know, of course. But I wonder if at any level she connects her recent trip to the vet and her improved health.    This much we know: Gabbie hates being put in a cat carrier, …

Walking And Gawking At The Omaha Zoo

by Kevin Burton    Let history record that it was my idea to go to the Omaha Zoo.    My wife will be both surprised and not surprised to read that. Surprised because technically it was her idea; I am not hostile to zoos but certainly indifferent to them.    She will not be surprised …

Doctor Runs The Extra Mile To Do Surgery

by Kevin Burton Your favorite news source is going to bring you down chances are, with relentless bad news. So every now and then we celebrate the positive on Page 7. It’s an idea that comes from Philippians 4:8 (KJV) “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just whatsoever …

Cereal, Court Cases And Sweet Memories

by Kevin Burton Kellogg’s and other makers of sugary breakfast cereals will be restricted in how they market those products in the United Kingdom starting this October, according to the BBC. The Royal Courts of Justice last week ruled in favor of the government in a lawsuit filed by Kellogg’s. The American food giant had …

The Bible Tells Us To Guard Our Hearts

by Kevin Burton    The good and bad diet and exercise habits that help determine how strong your physical heart is, have their equivalents in the spiritual realm.    That’s why the Bible warns us to guard our hearts.    “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life,” …

This Is Boot Camp And We Are Serious

by Kevin Burton    I think this thing is going to come down to water.    My wife Jeannette has declared a boot camp.  It started Monday. I signed up right away when I heard about it.    This is despite the fact that I don’t know the terms and conditions or how long it …