Provision #129: Stay in Integrity

LifeTrek Provision Jesus said, “If you stick with this, living out whatI tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience the truthfor yourselves, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32). Jesus forgot to mention that before the truth setsyou free it may first make you miserable. He nevertheless understood […]

Provision #128: Use Your Mind

LifeTrek Provision Remember your grandmother, or that next door neighbor,who started every day with the crossword puzzle in the newspaper? They may havebeen on to more than they knew. Many older people suffer from memory-loss problems.You’ve probably heard the joke about CRS disease: “Can’t Remember Shit.” There’sa biological basis for that joke. We grow brain […]

Provision #127: Smile & Laugh

LifeTrek Provision I know a person who, when he sees me, will oftensay, “Smile, Bob.” I know another person who, in the ordinary course of a day, willaudibly laugh and groan about even the smallest ups and downs. Both personshave hit upon a wonderful tonic for body, mind, and spirit. Smiling andlaughing are proven to […]

Provision #126: Breathe Deep

LifeTrek Provision For the past week I’ve been dealing with a series ofcomputer problems. One computer was completely fried, requiring themotherboard, CPU, and video card to be replaced. Other computers hadperipherals that needed to be replaced while they all had one snafu or anotherin the process of upgrading software. Finally, I had to figure out […]

Provision #125: Practice Makes Perfect

LifeTrek Provision How many times did you hear that as a child? If you were an athlete or a musician, probably more times than you want to remember. Practice makes perfect. It seems at once obvious and suspect. Without practice there’s no way to progress; but progress to perfection? Perhaps the old adage promises more […]