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It’s Fun

10/31/2014

Do you want to have some fun today? Then plan a “Random act of Kindness.” You know – the act of kindness you do for someone, especially someone who is suffering, but you don’t let them know who you are. For example:
◾Leave bags of groceries on the porch of a family where there is an unemployed person.
◾Leave a bouquet of flowers on the porch of someone who is grieving.
◾Send a single mom some movie tickets or bowling coupons.

Small Acts Of Kindness

06/24/2016

“We cannot do great things on this earth.  We can only do little things with great love.” – Mother Teresa What can I do for my country?  Maybe that is the question each of us should be asking ourselves instead of demanding that our country, our government, solve all of our problems. David Brooks asks, […]

I Was Afraid To Talk

10/15/2015

My life as a boy was filled with violence, blood and hiding places. My siblings and I were shuffled back and forth between our violent-alcoholic parents and a terribly abusive orphanage.

I carried the abuse inside me like a brick. I felt like I had so many bad secrets that I wasn’t supposed to tell anyone, and I was so scared to let them slip that I stopped talking.

Mrs. Grumpy

08/15/2015

She was crabby! Grumpy! She yelled at the nurses and complained all the time. Just the kind of person I like to avoid, but I couldn’t because she was in the bed next to my mother in a rehab center. Every day when I went to visit my mother, I hoped that ‘she’ would be sleeping or at physical therapy. One day God whispered in my ear, “When you do it unto the least of these, you do it to me.” Oh! OK! My sister and I started showering Mrs. Grumpy with care and kindness: We brought her flowers, cookies, said “Hi” and asked her, “What may we do for you today?”

No Retirement for Aunt Margaret

10/14/2015

No Retirement for Aunt Margaret By Margaret Stanner Where in the Bible does it say, “When a person reaches the age 65 he or she can retire from doing good and loving his or her neighbor?” This wisdom is from my Aunt Margaret. She isn’t really my aunt, but I asked her to adopt me […]

Be A Hero

11/04/2014

Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs during his baseball career.  However, on one particular day toward the end of his career when the Braves were playing the Reds in Cincinnati, the great Bambino was no hero.  He fumbled the ball and threw badly.  In one inning alone, his errors were responsible for most of the […]

Who is Kicking Your Cat?

04/28/2012

What you say. What you don’t say. What you do. What you don’t do causes a ripple effect. Are you kicking someone’s cat?