Small Things

Teresa Poucher Funny how something small and seemingly insignificant can have a profound impact on us. I read of a troubled teen who wrote, “Someone smiled at me today; I won’t kill myself.”     Can a smile bring hope and solace?  Yes, and it is proven:“When you smile, your brain releases tiny molecules called neuropeptides 1 to help fight off stress. ThenContinue reading “Small Things”

How Important is Your Name?

Teresa Poucher Names are so important. Parents will go to great lengths to find the correct names for their children.     Many names invoke certain impressions or judgments in our minds. For example, when one hears the name of “Benedict Arnold,” we immediately think of a traitor. We associate honesty with “Honest Abe.” We think of strength when we hear the nameContinue reading “How Important is Your Name?”

What’s That Smell?

Teresa Poucher   Have you ever walked into a hair salon while someone got a perm?  ‘Not a pleasant scent.       Now walk into a store or a home with fresh cookies baking, and voila!  You may be taken back to Grandma’s house enjoying fond memories of her.   While we have five senses, our sense of smell is the strongest when it comes to evoking memories. An aromaContinue reading “What’s That Smell?”

Castles

Teresa Poucher   I remember a little boy named Charlie; he was maybe four years old.  He would pretend to baptize his sister in Jesus’ Name, as we preach.  One day, he had his hand on what he called a microphone and preached.  He pointed up and said, “castles in heaven,” then pointed down and said, “castles in hell.”   I listened to a sermon on YouTube just theContinue reading “Castles”

Is There a Shortage?

Teresa Poucher Have you been shopping lately?  ‘Reminds me of an approaching hurricane:  Good luck finding bread, chips, or batteries!     We have ships lined up to the dock, and stores are out of supplies. ‘Makes me think of the Israelites in the wilderness: There was no food on the shelves, water was scarce, and not anContinue reading “Is There a Shortage?”

Maybe I Need to Forget

Teresa Poucher    I get frustrated because I don’t remember where I left my keys or phone.  What was that password?  I don’t recall.  However, sometimes I remember things I should have forgotten.  It would benefit me to lose sight of a few things.   “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things whichContinue reading “Maybe I Need to Forget”

I Don’t Remember

Teresa Poucher I don’t remember where I put that purchase I need to return to the store.  I know I bought a card for a friend, but I can’t send it, because I can’t find it.  I am constantly using my watch to ping my phone.       Yes, I’m getting older.  I am sometimes distracted, often busy.  However, I’m getting my steps in because I’m walking in circles.     The BibleContinue reading “I Don’t Remember”