Words In Motion Gather New Meanings

by Kevin Burton   The friends you make later in life might be surprised to learn what you were like as a youth.    You’re older, we hope wiser, different is many ways for sure.    Some of the words we use go through a similar metamorphosis. Just as you might not be able to …

The Power To Make Someone’s Day

by Kevin Burton    You have a superpower that you might not know about; the power to make another person glow.    So says a “happiness expert” quoted on CNBC.    Stephanie Harrison, founder of The New Happy, writes that using nine phrases will instantly brighten someone’s day. She says we underestimate how happy someone …

Who You Calling Stubborn? I’m Resolute!

by Kevin Burton    One adjective I have a hard time using properly is “stubborn.” I say it’s not a useful word.    It’s easier when I’m not talking about people, a stubborn stain I can’t get out of my jeans for example, or a stubborn headache I can’t get rid of. In that sense, …

Change For The New Year From Ephesians

by Kevin Burton    I have long since written off New Year’s resolutions.  Good habits, bad habits, these things are stubborn and rarely conform to my list of plans.    That doesn’t mean I don’t have plans and goals. They just aren’t tied to days like today, the beginning of a new year.       …