Thankfulness; it is that feeling that we have when something special or important touches our hearts, our lives. But recently I learned a lesson about thankfulness and its more mature brother, gratitude. May I share it with you?
Is there a difference between thankfulness and gratitude? I believe [...]
This morning my life was changed by a rose
As my heart was then softened from stone,
I felt of her kindness, her meekness and love,
No longer did I feel alone.
She shared with me her beauty within, her color of radiant Light.
I yet marvel how she could change my hard heart
For many of you growing up in Mesa AZ you know what I mean when I say the “only constant in life is change” (Hurclitus). My family first moved to Mesa when I was only a year old. At the time the population of Mesa AZ was less than 34,000. Back then we called it our “little town”. Now it is [...]
My dear wife and I recently returned from the ENT specialist for an exam on my left ear. Just a week earlier, my very thorough family doctor discovered a large discolored mass growing in my middle ear. He did not diagnose it but he shared his concern that it looked (although rare in the middle ear) [...]
It has been said that to make a difference in the world, you need to begin with yourself. As I begin to write this post I do so not knowing exactly what it is that I want or need to say.
I too often look at the future of this great country with discouragement and fear. I feel that I can no longer[...]