Faith and belief are like…

Faith and belief are like…

Over the years, I’ve tried to come up with ways to describe “faith” or the act of believing—searching for some examples from the everyday to help illustrate faith and belief for myself. As someone who sits at the back of the classroom, I need all the help I can get!...
For Me?

For Me?

Giving. It’s the theme for this week’s Red Letter Challenge. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? What’s the most excited you’ve ever been to give a gift? Who was the recipient? I think giving and receiving are intertwined in emotion, values, and results. There...
What’s in your DNA?

What’s in your DNA?

Our oldest daughter will graduate high school this spring and head to college in the fall. Before this auspicious occasion, she and I are hunting down scholarship money. Thankfully, it is not elusive prey or an endangered species.  Parents can be encouraged by...
A Pioneering Spirit

A Pioneering Spirit

Sometimes, statistics can be mind-numbingly negative—think of the U.S. budget deficit. As best as I can tell, the U.S. federal budget deficit for FY 2019 is projected to be $985 billion. (FY 2019 covers October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019.)...