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2022

YES, but ...

May 15 We all know them.  Sometimes we are them.  The joy killers.  They kill the joy of a...

A LITTLE BIT EXTRA

May 8 I read somewhere that millions of people go to bed hungry every night.  Not hungry for food.  Hungry for...

YOUTH, HOPE.

May 2 May 1st was Youth Sunday at our Church.  Young people greeting us as we arrived.  Thanking us as we left....

BREATHING SPACE

April 26 Today, April 26, 2022, is Frederick Law Olmstead’s 200th birthday.This remarkable man was responsible for...

FOCUS: ATTENTION MANAGEMENT

April 21  Have you noticed the ability to FOCUS is second nature to some? For others focus seems impossible to...

AT LEAST GIVE IT A TRY

April 3 Lynne Hinton is a minister, and an author. She spoke at her friend Sally’s celebration of life. Her words...

BIRD BY BIRD

March 29 It’s happened to me.  It’s happened to you.  Days when our must-do list runneth over. Places to...

YOUR THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS

March 21  My thoughts today are endlessly about Ukraine.  Most likely, yours also.  It’s hard to imagine,...

LEARNING

March 13 LEARNING. There’s a sign in my office that says There has been a remarkable increase in the things I know...

Follow Up - That's what I do.

March 6 Many of you have asked What can I do ?   What really needs to happen is that leaders make...

THAT'S WHAT I DO

March 6 Recently, while grieving over Ukraine and its people, I was reminded of the story of the frog and the...

EMPATHY

February 28 What A Week this has been.  Up. Down. Smile. Frown. Horror. Hope. The horror of what is happening in Ukraine....

COURAGE

February 21 Perhaps it’s hearing the stories of courageous Olympic athletes. Perhaps witnessing close to home examples....

AS TIME GOES BY

February 14 Today is Valentine’s Day.  I’m a fan of the PBS series ‘As Time Goes By.’ The lyrics to...

SCRUPLES

February 6 Today’s church sermon was titled Ruthless Goodness.  Sounds like a contradiction. Goodness –...

WHAT'S IT WORTH

February 1   The Charlotte Ledger recently featured a store selling costly bling for pets. Years ago, I would have...

THE PIT WILL HYPNOTIZE YOU

January 24 Last week I received two unique notes.  Both were from friends.  Both included quotes that made me...

GOLDFISH AND MEMORIES

January 12 A few weeks ago, our minister shared a sermon he titled Be a Goldfish.  He included video from the Ted Lasso...

AULD LANG SYNE REMEMBERED

January 1  Auld Lang Syne is sung around the world on New Year’s Eve. It’s a tradition.  What does it mean?...