Doing Good Deeds

Doing Good Deeds

After the April blizzard my father told me to go next door and shovel the snow off of Ethel’s driveway. As an eleven year old, moving twelve inches of wet snow was a daunting and discouraging task. Ethel was an elderly single woman who worked for my father, so I sort...
Peace in Pandemic Panic & Political Polarization

Peace in Pandemic Panic & Political Polarization

Recently I heard a man screaming on the trail near our home, “Get over! What’s wrong with you? Don’t you know you’re supposed to get over? Get over! COVID is here!” News broadcasts and social media have fed us a steady diet of rioting, burning, looting, and violence...
Peace, Not Panic, in Pandemic

Peace, Not Panic, in Pandemic

I had been overseas for ten days and missed my family greatly. Every flight from London to the U.S. was now considered a terrorist target, and for the first time in many trips I was scheduled to fly from London. Fear and anxiety began to creep into my thoughts when I...
Attitude Matters

Attitude Matters

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances…” (Victor Frankl) Difficulties are inevitable—a shocking diagnosis, a problem child, financial hardship, betrayal, a freak...
True Love

True Love

The plot of the recently released film 1917 is intriguing (Though I haven’t seen nor am I endorsing the movie). A large contingent of British troops are poised to run headlong into an ambush that will claim most, if not all, of their lives. Two men are tasked with...