We are all.

Each of us has the moral capacity to make a difference in the lives of others. Your ordinary life lived well is extraordinary—even heroic. So live as God made you. Live for others, be the hero! ~Chris Edmonds I came across the story the other day, somewhere on social media. And sometimes a story just … Continue reading We are all.

Some things change. We remain.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. ~Andy Warhol We recently went to Chicago - or, as I like to call it, home. I wasn't born in Chicago and I didn't go to school there - but it's the city I grew up in. From my mid-20s to … Continue reading Some things change. We remain.

Go Fly A Kite: the Importance of Patience, Persistence, and a (Last-Minute) Plan

Persistence can grind an iron beam into a needle. ~Chinese proverb Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. ~Napoleon Hill "Go fly a kite" means something different in our family, because of a little ... ahem ... incident a few years ago. Picture a gorgeous fall day. Robin's egg blue sky, a … Continue reading Go Fly A Kite: the Importance of Patience, Persistence, and a (Last-Minute) Plan

Reaching The Believers

You've got to call out evil and lift up justice. ~Rev. Martha Morales (pastor at Claremont United Methodist church, whose nativity scene depicted a separated holy family) Religion has been in the news this week. And not just because it's the holiday season. You've no doubt heard about the Christianity Today editorial that advocated for … Continue reading Reaching The Believers

Joy to the #Resistance: The Power of Good Cheer

“If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right.” ~Prof. Greg Scott “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.” ~Charlie Chaplin Note: Some of you may recall this post, which was originally published on November 28, 2017 - over TWO years ago! It felt especially relevant … Continue reading Joy to the #Resistance: The Power of Good Cheer

What It Means to Be Human: A Celebration, and a Conversation

The strongest democracies flourish from frequent and lively debates, but they endure when people of every background and belief find a way to set aside smaller differences in service of a greater purpose. ~Barack Obama Maybe I never read it. Or maybe I forgot what it said. Maybe it just never seemed so ... real. … Continue reading What It Means to Be Human: A Celebration, and a Conversation

You Have to Dream it to Do it.

Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it. ~George Lucas The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~Eleanor Roosevelt About 20 years ago, they decided to do something. The land was dead. Brown, used up, dusty and gray. But it once had been a forest. … Continue reading You Have to Dream it to Do it.