February 18 – Being a Role Model

Today’s lesson is on being a role model or who follows you? My kids are great mirrors for my behaviors. From seeing my 3-year-old grunt when she is dissatisfied¬†with something to my8-year-old saying Gosh Dang it (I have changed the words to protect the not so innocent). Those are my actions. Those are my words. Too often we either don’t […]

February 17 – Problem-Solving

Today’s lesson is about problem-solving. Engineering is the process of identifying a problem, then solving it. In today’s society, especially through social media, we heard solutions to problems that haven’t been fully identified. We see commentary on solving the symptom and not the disease. We also see so much confusion on what is the disease and what is the symptom. […]

February 15 – The Lost Ones

Today’s lesson is on the “Lost Ones”. Yesterday, like many of you, I was horrified to learn of yet another mass school shooting in the United States. 17 dead. 12 injured. Countless lives impacted. I have been praying for those lives lost and impacted. During our Ash Wednesday Service, we prayed for them. I knew today I wanted to write […]

February 14 – Gratitude

Today’s lesson is on Gratitude. I try to be a grateful person. I don’t always succeed. Today I started a six-week lunchtime class from our Wellness Center on Gratitude. The first lesson was to try not focus on negative thoughts and activities but on the positive. Too often we focus on the ills of the world, of our families, of […]

February 13 – Witness Part 2

Today we continue the discussion on being a witness. Talking about my faith is near and dear to my heart. There are so many things I don’t know. I can’t quote scripture off the top of my head. I don’t know the who, what, where, when of all the books of the bible. Sometimes I think Matthew, Mark, Luke and […]

February 10 – Is Jesus Real?

Today’s lesson: Is Jesus Real? I know this is a provocative question. Some say “Yes”, without a second thought. Others say “no”, without a second thought. Still, others are confused. Even some say, “I just don’t know”. During the Super Bowl, I had a conversation about faith and Jesus. The person I was talking to sounded like they wanted to […]

February 8 – The Others Part 2

Today’s lesson continues on the theme of the Others from yesterday. I have been thinking more and more about “the Others” and how we treat them. I do not agree with anyone on everything. Even in faith, religion, and God, we have different interpretations of the Holy Word and have unique relationships with God. As I often do, I wanted […]