One of my favorite stories of all time is a beautiful example of Christlike charity that happened in the Seattle Special Olympics may years ago. "This story is told of nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the hundred-yard … [Read more...] about Charity-Pass it on
Why is it that no matter what you do, no matter what painstaking efforts you make to keep it all together…the laundry will be finished and you will inevitably have only one pair to every sock you washed? Does the dryer eat a sock as payment for its hard work? Or are you … [Read more...] about The Parable of the Lost Sock-Choosing How to Respond to Adversity
We have all heard the familiar phrase "nothing is as constant as change." With that phrase I add that change is also inevitable, it is frequent, it can be both beautiful and heartbreaking, forced upon or chosen, embraced or repelled. Whatever it is for us, how we handle the … [Read more...] about Time for change…again
Have you ever tried to match a paint color without a swatch or a nifty home depot attendant? I have, and I would like to attest that some mistakes can’t be covered up ourselves by eye-balling a paint color. We are simply gonna need more help. I recently put some … [Read more...] about Repainting – A Parable of Forgiveness
I have been a piano and voice teacher for over 26 years now and I have learned a few important life truths from this wonderful career I love. No matter how great a lesson goes, if the student doesn't go home and practice nothing is going to happen. Actually this applies to … [Read more...] about Do kids know how to work hard anymore? The age of entitlement.