February 27 – Hey, By the Way, Thanks

Today’s lesson is about thanking people personally. We have talked a few times about gratitude. In those discussions, we thank God for the bounty that we have. I like to be thanked. I love recognition for a job well done. I like to see how people’s lives have been improved by what I’ve done.  Today, at a committee meeting, I […]

February 25 – American Christianity or Carry Your Cross

Today’s lesson is about the views of American Christianity or in other words what it means to carry your cross. I want to share an image that a friend shared on social media. Then the discussion led to American Christianity and the “evils” that can be there. I do have to say it was one of the most respectful, caring […]

February 23 – (Dis) Abilities

Today’s lesson is about appreciating those with disabilities or other abilities. I admit when I’m driving behind someone going slow I get mad sometimes. When I’m in line at the checkout and someone is going slow, I get impatient. When someone is walking so in front of me, I get impatient and frustrated. (It’s not like the extra 60 seconds […]

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 […]