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2020 Treasures: Purpose

The saying goes that time flies. My maternal grandmother used to say often, “This too shall pass.” But, even as these two sayings are said, in the moment when life’s path seems to dead-end, it is difficult to believe that there will be a way forward. As I prepared to […]


Passion is sometimes misunderstood. I’m not talking about physical passion so much as emotional/mental passion. This is the passion that feeds our fervor for a particular discipline, interest, or calling. It is akin to what I witnessed during a tournament game this past weekend. This particular athlete was determined to […]


Don’t miss the miracle of the day. There is always one. But, you might miss seeing it if you stare at your phone too long or stop listening to the person next to you. Not that your phone isn’t a modern-day miracle. But, people are much more interesting for these […]


What makes me marvel may surprise most people. It isn’t typical. It isn’t the magnificent structures made by humans. It isn’t necessarily natural nuances. Those things are marvelous. But, that is not what makes me marvel. Words marvel me. But, not just any words. The words spoken by my son […]

How Now Shall We Love?

I don’t think I’m alone in wondering what to give the people I love. But, lately I have been pondering what I think is a more difficult question. How should I give to the people I love? What do I give those who don’t want anything from me? In those […]