LET THERE BE PEACE!

It was the Sunday before Christmas and a precocious four-year-old boy, attending Sunday school class, told his teacher, “There are some poor kids next to us who have no daddy, no toys and no aunt Jane.”  The young Sunday school teacher felt that she had identified a teachable moment. She seized the opportunity and asked … Continue reading LET THERE BE PEACE!

In Your Dreams

And so, the story goes that the young missionary living in a land far, far away was daydreaming. In his daydream state, he was imagining what a meeting would be like with the chief of a cannibal tribe that he was planning to visit that week.  He imagined asking the cannibal chief: “Do you people … Continue reading In Your Dreams

On 911: In Remembrance of Them

It feels incredible that we have now had nearly twenty years for the experience to settle into our collective consciousness.  I guess that we could rename the terrorists “the equal opportunity destroyers.” When those four massive airliners crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the open field in Pennsylvania, all the innocent victims shared in one common, terrifying moment.  That experience eliminated all social, religious, economic, racial and ethnic differences that may have existed. All the souls that perished, perished equally.

TO THE CLASS OF 2018

Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated over forty books for children (of all ages) and their very fortunate parents.  One of those books, written in the early 1990’s, became a national bestseller.  The book, OH, The Places You’ll Go! is a compilation of rhyme verses giving advice to children on how to proceed in life when confronting the sometimes inevitable experiences of fear, loneliness and confusion.