The Biology of Belief


Dr Lipton explains how our environment, relationships, and belief system can actually change us on a biological level.

Here are a few interesting points made in the book.

  • Cells teach us about the mechanisms of life, and how to live rich, full lives.
  • Positive thoughts have a profound effect on behavior and genes, but only when they are in harmony with subconscious programming.  Negative thoughts have an equally powerful effect.
  • Single cells are capable of learning through environmental experiences and are able to create cellular memories, which they pass on to their offspring.

You don’t have to be a science major to understand and benefit from this book.  It’s easy to read and I found it to be uplifting.

Get Well Soon Baby Ben

Baby Ben had knee surgery a couple weeks ago.  He is a Great Pyrenees, so he is prone to having joint problems.  This is the second time he has had knee surgery.

The surgery was rather extensive and it will take six to eight weeks for Baby Ben to make a full recovery.  However, he is handling it like a champ.

He took all of his antibiotic medications without any problems.  The first week he wasn’t allowed to climb on furniture and had to sleep on a dog bed like a common dog (oh the horror of it all).  Anyway, he didn’t fuss that much about it and now he is back to sleeping on couches and regular human beds.

They took the staples out of his leg a couple of days ago, and the veterinarian was pleased with Ben’s progress.

You are doing great Baby Ben!

My First Pair of Reading Glasses

I recently bought my first pair of reading glasses.

I am not sure how I feel about this purchase.  I am 46 years old, but I don’t feel much different from how I felt 20 years ago.  Maybe so much time has past that I don’t remember what it felt like to be in my twenties.  Maybe I would be shocked if I was able to feel the difference for one day.

That’s how life goes.  Things are always changing and nothing ever stays the same.


Cooking an Egg on the Sidewalk Experiment

When it gets really hot, people often say, “It’s so hot you could fry an egg on the sidewalk.”

This month the temperatures in Alabama have been in the triple digits, so I decided to try cooking an egg on my sidewalk.

The egg didn’t exactly fry, but it did cook.  It kind of looks like it was broiled.  Anyway, now I know you can cook an egg on the sidewalk.


One Simple Act


This book is about changing your life and the life of those around you by harnessing the power of generosity.  The author looks into the following topics.

  • Leap from the springboard of gratitude 
  • Participate in the mystery of sharing 
  • Perform acts of encouragement 
  • Develop the habit of good deeds
  • Expand the impact of forgiveness 
  • Release the power of believing the best 
  • Experience the bounty of open-handed giving 
  • Practice the act of listening 
  • Celebrate the privilege of inspiring hope
  • Share the spirit of Christmas 
  • Bestow the bounty of time 
  • Present the offering of prayer 
  • Enjoy the sharing of faith stores 
  • Cultivate the heart of service 
  • Give God the last word in how you invest your life

This was an interesting and inspirational book to read.