Everyone thinks that they’re a “safe driver” and it’s the people around them that can’t drive. The reality is that we ALL (yes, including you), can work on our driving skills just a little bit, or at least make certain adjustments that should have been made earlier. This time of the year is probably the most critical time for driving, so let’s look at some things that can make you and I safe as safe can be on the road:
You and I are human, bound to make mistakes probably every day of our lives! Part of the problem is that we just don’t know certain things, or aren’t “well-informed.” One such problem occurs when tipping…anywhere. Most think the standard 15% is what a tip should be, but that’s only at a restaurant, and even that has it’s stipulations. Thanks to Sasha Brown-Worsham, here is a guide to places and possible amounts you would leave on a day out:
Usually, you and I would be in the same boat of not enjoying the “sport” of running. I’ve caught myself saying constantly in the past, “The only time you’d find me running is if someone is chasing me to hurt me.” Surprisingly, situational depression will make you think twice about how you feel on jogging or walking, or at least that’s what it did for me!
Now, you don’t need to be in sad-mode to get out and jog or run–it’s just something that your body and health may thank you for later. So, to get you started, here are a few tips to help along the process to maybe, who knows, your first 5K:
I love my dad! No matter what goes on in my life, he almost always had the right word (or Bible verse) to say. He has shown me how a woman should be treated, and has been a devoted and loving husband to my lovely mom for the past 28 years. This Father’s Day, you probably want to do something special for that dad or dad-figure in your life. So, whether you’ve decided to stay at home, or you want to go around taking dad on an adventure, you can make the day yummy (and money saving) with some of these freebies:
Thank you for being the feet and hands of Jesus!
Over 6700 socks & undies will be going to orphans all world through Orphan Outreach. A group of staff and listeners traveled to Xela, Guatemala in June to work with an orphanage called “Little House of Refuge” to deliver the socks & undies that YOU donated.
“We really cannot thank you enough for these socks and undies. – They will be going (to Orphans) ALL over the world this summer!!!!” Tiffany from Orphan Outreach.
Drum roll please….you donated
- 3017 pairs of undies
- 3508 pairs of socks
- 220 t-shirts, and
- 43 miscellaneous items
Here are some photos from the sorting and counting of your donations, and of KVNE listeners and staff delivering them and working at Little House of Refuge in Xela, Guatemala (Click each image for a larger version):
Too many nights staying up late can get you into a lot of trouble financially. You’re dozing off, watching a late-night episode of “Mama’s House,” and the new gadget comes on TV that you HAVE TO HAVE!! 4 “easy” payments later, and the gizmo is already broken and busted, taking you in a scam once again.
Surprisingly, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and some products aren’t ready to break in 5 minutes flat. Here are a few that aren’t scams but serious successes:
We all know that pizza and yummy snack foods can make you feel happy…for a few minutes or so. But the reality is that over time, those things won’t make you feel any sorts of happy if you eat too much of it. So here are a few foods that can actually put you in a better mood AND bring a little extra health to your day:
“Emerging research in the fields of neuroscience and nutrition show that people who eat a diet of modern processed foods have increased levels of depression, anxiety, mood swings, hyperactivity, and a wide variety of other mental and emotional problems,” wrote Dr. Drew Ramsey. One way to combat the ill effects of a processed diet is simply to start with a whole, unprocessed one. Cooking one’s own meals out of natural ingredients is a good way to take care of the body and the brain.
Oh the summer time! For single people and couples without kids, it can be just regular working days with the additional trips to the pool. But for parents, it seems like work is double-time…with no pool fun! Whether it’s summer sports they’re involved with, to days where they keep on repeating, “I’m borrrrrred……,” it can drive a mom and dad crazy (I’ve seen it–not too pretty).
Here are a few things that can keep your head in the game and your sanity in check during these long summer days (and nights):
I will always remember my well-meaning uncle getting my baby brother a present for his 3rd birthday that wasn’t as much sweet as was terrifying: a clown doll that cackled. That’s right, right up there with Mr. Jack-in-the-Box and a puppet with dead eyes was this pull-string doll, which I felt would give me nightmares until I was 20!
When it comes to picking the right toy for your niece, nephew, or other child in your life, maybe these ones should be avoided as well:
As a supportive parent, aunt, grandparent, guardian, etc., you’d love your soon-to-be college student following whatever degree that will make them happy. But the reality is that some majors just don’t pan out well when the job-world comes knocking. Trust me, it was a little bit of a shocker to myself to switch from being a Political Science major to Film and Digital Media!! Now, not every person is DOOMED if they choose to go these routes, but you may want to give your loved-one a little heads-up at least: