Seeing the Sublime — Learning from Children

How many of life’s most important lessons do we learn from children? I really don’t know how to answer that question; but, I know it’s a lot. I mentioned previously that I hoped to share a story involving one of my children that helps tie this discussion about living the good life and seeing the … Continue reading Seeing the Sublime — Learning from Children

Are you living the good life?

Are you living the good life? Christopher Morley once affirmed that the good life consists of three basic ingredients: learning, earning and yearning. To a certain extent, we can agree with this. But, in my estimation, we must insist that there is more to the good life. It seems that Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevski captures … Continue reading Are you living the good life?

Lord, help us to be sweet

I had just finished speaking about living with no regrets. A gentle-spirited, older woman approached me. She was complimentary. She was not, however, her normal, cheerful self. She wore a worried expression on her face, which I was not accustomed to seeing there. So, I asked if there was something she wished to discuss.  “Well,” … Continue reading Lord, help us to be sweet

Have you been wounded by a friend?

Have you ever been wounded by a friend? Sure you have. That old bit about “sticks and stones…” just isn’t true. Really, who hasn’t been wounded by the words of others? I was once wounded by a friend and have the scars to prove it. My friend, who is notorious for his playful banter, took … Continue reading Have you been wounded by a friend?

God’s promises give us hope (and a whole lot more)

The Scriptures speak:   For example, there was God’s promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying: “I will certainly bless you, and I will multiply your descendants beyond number.” Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised. Now … Continue reading God’s promises give us hope (and a whole lot more)