The Most Marginalized

Luke 15:4What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?Hear, Jesus alludes to a magnificent truth.  God cares for the...

Teddy Bears and Tattletales

Teach your kids to talk.  No one likes a constant tattle tale, but silence is the enemy. There are so many problems that can be handled with some discussion.  Everyone develops at their own pace and by their own unique path.  It is amazing to me...

A.C.T.

Over the weekend, I spoke at Connecticut Right to Life’s (CTRTL) Annual Convention.  I’d planned to tell my abbreviated life story. I’d be tying in aspects of the fact that I was conceived by rape and how that affected me. Then, that I was a...

Trading Ideas

Port cities are fascinating.  Throughout history, even to the most ancient times.  Port cities entertain all kinds of people. As trade ports, many great business people with high moral standards necessarily frequent them.  Many conniving, traitorous and letcherous people also come to see who they might take advantage of. Many people...

More People, More Pie

Some people think that there are too many people in the world. There are some crowded places to be sure, but there are also plenty of wide open spaces. These same people believe that there are a limited amount of resources to be had. Further,...

First Issue First

Few people have not been used for something in their lives.  Perhaps a coworker frequently joins you for lunch and doesn't remember her wallet or a sibling with a habit of borrowing your vehicle and leaving the tank empty.  Of course there are the, so...

Overcome Fear

Fear can be immobilizing. Literally.People in leadership often talk about fear and its ability to keep you from reaching goals.  Fear of failure surely can keep a person from starting new things or taking on tasks.I have experienced fear that is way beyond that.  When I...

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Cut Flowers, Not People

These beautiful tulips were a gift from my daughter for my birthday.  The appearance of spring is welcome, even if it is in a vase.  They lasted nicely for a littler more than a week.Then they looked like this:They are kind of wrinkly, wilted, maybe...

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Plenty of Time

We have plenty of time.  Right?I have a tendency to pay attention to the things that are right in front of me to the exclusion of some things that are really important.  Things like relationship building, checking on family and friends and managing important tasks...