An Opportunity to Help

I was keenly aware that it was not something a fourth grader should be doing in front of my classmates, but I sat there with tears rolling down my cheeks. My teacher closed the book and I was devastated. Old Dan was dead. He had saved Billy from a mountain lion and perished doing so. […]

How Well Do You Love?

When Westley declared his love to Buttercup it was with three simple words, “As you wish.” In a few days we will be in the month of love. Valentines is just around the corner and soon store shelves will be filled with chocolates and the floral industry will be cranking out the roses. Many purchase […]

Customize Your Default Setting

“There are people who live their whole lives on the default setting, never realizing you can customize.” Robert Brault What is your default setting? We all have that mindset that we gravitate to. We have a default setting that left unchecked is where we end up if we float through life. I’ve been discussing dreams […]

Has Something Died?

Is there something that has died or grown dormant in your life? Are there convictions you once held that are now just a loosely held belief? Is there a daily discipline that once helped you stay fit physically, mentally or spiritually that you no longer practice? Our lives can be too loud. Many of our […]

“Happy” Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! With these phrases we wish one another to be happy and merry. Sometimes it’s easier said than done. Happiness doesn’t just occur because the calendar announced the arrival of a holiday. We all just want to be happy and the experience of being merry would be icing on the cake. Here […]

Ignore the Facts

I was eavesdropping and I liked it. I forgot my phone at home so for once I had nothing to distract me while waiting in the chiropractor’s office. An older gentleman walked in and another older couple greeted him, “Howdy neighbor!” They thanked him for again mowing all the common areas in their neighborhood and […]

The Best Ways to Create Warmth

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” An early chill has rushed in to central Indiana. One day it was 87 degrees and the very next day my aching joints were screaming, “What happened to autumn?” Our region is famous for bipolar weather but a one day 50-degree shift is […]

I Want You to be Happier

If I told you to think of five people right now, who comes to mind? The five names that leapt into your mind most likely are those most important to you or those you’ve had recent contact with. Of those five who came to mind, it is very likely that one has hidden sorrows. One […]