Winning the Lottery or Paralyzing Accident—Which ‘Test’ Would You Choose?

    None of us knows what lies ahead. Of this we can be sure, however, we will be tested. Some ‘tests’ are quick ‘pop quizzes’—unexpected, easily passed, designed to let us know if we are learning life’s lessons or not. Failure is readily remedied. Others are like college exams… Read moreWinning the Lottery or Paralyzing Accident—Which ‘Test’ Would You Choose?

What Do You Really Want From Life—Stones, Pebbles, Sand?

  This week I’ve been asking myself, what do I really want from life? Simple question, but not so easy to answer. Yet, it has profound impact on our journey.   Just to survive   The effort required just to survive, easily consumes our days. We get up, often dragging ourselves… Read moreWhat Do You Really Want From Life—Stones, Pebbles, Sand?

Mushrooms in Coffee?

    When it comes to coffee, there are drinkers, lovers and connoisseurs.   Drinkers want a hot beverage, but not tea or chocolate. Brand, quality, and even taste doesn’t matter much, as long as it’s cheap (i.e. inexpensive) and tastes like coffee.   Lovers must have their coffee. Their… Read moreMushrooms in Coffee?

Which of these 5 core values define you?

  The Greek philosopher Thales was asked what is the most difficult thing. “To know yourself,” was his reply.   Perhaps that is why few of us look at ourselves in the mirror and ask, “Who am I?” It’s a difficult question to answer.   We say, “I’m a teacher.”… Read moreWhich of these 5 core values define you?

On A Success Scale of 1 – 10, How Do You Rate?

  Everyone wants to be successful. It is part of our DNA. We are created to be successful.   But is success something that is achieved? How do you know when you’ve achieved it? Is success a destination? How do you know when you’ve arrived?   Merriam-Webster reads, “success: the… Read moreOn A Success Scale of 1 – 10, How Do You Rate?

WILL THE REAL ST. PATRICK PLEASE STAND

  Preparations for St. Patrick’s Day are everywhere afoot. Shamrocks. Leprechauns. Parades. Entire communities, even cities turn green for the day! Catholics, Anglicans, Eastern Orthodox and Lutherans celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. Patrick is memorialized as the Catholic missionary who transformed the pagan Ireland into a Christian nation. And… Read moreWILL THE REAL ST. PATRICK PLEASE STAND