It’s Here

It’s Here

It’s here! The time of year parents may love or hate. You might love it because your kids need some structure and you’ve run out of ways to entertain them. The vacation is done. Lemonade stands have closed for the year. There have been numerous trips to the beach, the...
Elderly People, a Wisdom School

Elderly People, a Wisdom School

I’m convinced Bill’s (not his real name) main delight in life was exasperating the staff at his retirement home. Out of sheer stubbornness, he rejected nearly everything that they said would be beneficial to him. He refused to wear his hearing aid, choosing instead to...
Embrace the Positive

Embrace the Positive

In family life, it’s really easy to point out the flaws of the other people in your house. Part of the reason for this is that the flaws are so easy to see! The fact that home is where people are letting their guard down combined with the sheer amount of time that you...
Don’t Forget to Look Inside

Don’t Forget to Look Inside

My wife gave me a greeting card some time ago, and the message on it popped into my head recently. On the front, it said, “Sometimes you make me really mad.” Nice card, right? But thankfully, that wasn’t the full sentiment. The inside of the card finished the thought...
Don’t Push Your Agenda

Don’t Push Your Agenda

We all know someone who is a super-sized college football or basketball fan. That person who bleeds their school colors, has at least one room decked out in their school’s paraphernalia, and wouldn’t think about driving without their alma mater’s flag flapping in the...