A Gift that Fits Every Time

A Gift that Fits Every Time

Just imagine how many things we regret and worry over in a lifetime! Things we did which we shouldn’t have done, things we didn’t do which we should have done. Things we said which we shouldn’t have said, things we didn’t say which we should have said. Rumors we fell...
Let Me Tell You a Story

Let Me Tell You a Story

A scenario: Through a glaring error in calculation, you’ve just cost the company you work for, a multi-million-dollar contract. Arriving at your office a couple days later, you are, unsurprisingly, summoned to a meeting. Not your supervisor’s office, but upstairs to...
Different Story, Same Lesson

Different Story, Same Lesson

A writer once made this revealing statement: ‘Every front-sided strength has a back-sided weakness.’ I’ve come to understand this more and more over the many years since, that our admiration/envy? for someone’s strengths can obscure their less admirable traits. I...
Christmas Celebration

Christmas Celebration

Christmas Eve This special ‘eve’ning is filled with expectation – and stereotypically, frantic, last-minute preparations. The longstanding joke is that parents would be up all night, assembling gifts. Or the chef in the house would be checking and double checking that...
A Piano Man Speaks

A Piano Man Speaks

Mrs. Mullin’s assignment for my practicing piano progressed from 20 minutes a day to 30, then 45, then 60 over the 5 years I went to her for lessons.  After several years away from lessons, and now a piano major in college, Dr. Mead’s practice assignment was 3 hours a...