As part of a church book study in February and March I was struck by a passage about gifts that has prickled at my mind every since. It’s always amazing, yet maybe not, when I encounter the same thought repeatedly over a period of months in a variety of places. Probably this is not a … Continue reading A Reflection on Gifts
How would you like to change? I’m not talking about things like losing weight or exercising more. I mean how would you like to change in ways that make you a better person in your dealings with those around you? Or in ways that are important to others? I am confronting that question right now … Continue reading Generosity
“Gray day. Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing moves today.” Dr. Seuss Since I first decided to be a teacher, my life has been one in which I continually asked myself what I was “supposed to” be doing. I always felt I should be helping others in some way. I wanted to be a … Continue reading Who Am I? What Am I Supposed to Do?
Have you ever been with a group of people that you thought might have many of the same feelings as you, only to find the conversation drift off in a different direction than you had anticipated? Maybe it didn’t event drift. Maybe it sprinted down a dangerous, negative slope and left you shaking your head … Continue reading The Power of Story
Just imagine that you are standing at a clearance rack at Macy’s (prepandemic). A woman near you picks up the twin of the jacket you are holding and the two of you begin talking. By the time you both reach the cashier you have learned details about her life. Over an impromptu lunch you learn … Continue reading The Peacemaker???
For a long time, I have realized that I don’t see most things as black or white. Either everything in life is gray or I am a wishy-washy person. That’s me. If someone presents a good argument on why the sky is green, I will nod my head and think yeh, that makes sense. To … Continue reading The Enneagram and Me