Every Good Work is God’s Work

People sometimes chide me for expending my writing talents on “worldly” topics instead of on God’s work. That stings a little but I may be the bearer of bad tidings: First, I don’t get paid for blog posts but other than that, writing is how I earn a living. It’s … Read more…

We Teach the Most by Example

To state the obvious, civility in the nation is rapidly evaporating in the heat of anger, misunderstanding and wrong-headed beliefs. We now have dozens of opportunities daily to teach adults as well as children that human kindness and respect are still alive in the land. But will we do it? … Read more…

Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk is a whole lot harder than simply saying things we have no intention of doing or that we may not even believe, that is, just Talking the Talk. Almost anyone can talk the talk, given the innate or acquired courage to do so. The rest of us … Read more…

Shropshire Music Foundation

How did a young, single, female music teacher from Los Angeles, who was planning a backpacking trip to Austria for a month, end up instead in a Kosovo Refugee Camp in 1999? In April 1999 Liz Shropshire heard an NPR report about the refugees from war-torn Kosovo who were leaving … Read more…

It Might Not Be Greed

I shouldn’t speak for others because I gave up buying even the occasional lottery ticket a long time ago. However, some lotteries are state-specific and others are multi-state, so there are many opportunities to participate by those who are so inclined. Even though normally legal, lotteries are still a form of … Read more…

Sometimes We Just Have to be Assertive

The older we get, the more assertive we have to be, though like everything else, it can be easier said than done. No one likes being treated like a doormat but if you once let people get away with it, they will continue their master-slave relationship with you, no matter … Read more…

Operation Underground Railroad

While almost all of us in the United States often take our freedom for granted, millions don’t have that blessing in their lives. These are men, women, and especially children, and even include some 60,000 living in this nation. Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) rescues and rehabilitates enslaved children across the … Read more…