Christmas tree lot

The other day I was in my home town and driving through the streets. I am able to return to the city a few times a year and when I do there is always some memory that resonates in my thoughts and heart. When driving through the streets, it seemed as though time has stoodContinue reading “Christmas tree lot”

Memories of the Salerno Cookie

The other day when I was at the grocery store there was  box of cookies starring me in the face. Usually not interested in the store box cookie, this blue box had a magnetic draw to the cart. It was impossible to determine the cause, so it was simply checked out with the rest ofContinue reading “Memories of the Salerno Cookie”

Frankness

We can waste so much time worrying about what challenges us personally and in our relationships. We can get easily overwhelmed with the details and wrapped up in the menusha that nothing gets accomplished. We can get so emotional wondering what others might think of our position or judge our character. Will they hate me?Continue reading “Frankness”

Forgiveness

Judge not lest you be judged, Matthew 7:1. No matter how you might interpret these words, the concept is simple.  I have learned that there is always to two-sides to every story. The more I have experienced and managed conflicts in my life and work, the more I have learned to fully understand each sideContinue reading “Forgiveness”

Flatlined

What would happen if you were told that in the next minute your heart would stop beating? What would you think? How would you feel? What would you tell people about yourself that no one would know? Ask yourself these questions and for a minute. What would I do if someone told me my lifeContinue reading “Flatlined”

Ap-pre-ci-ate

Nathaniel felt like a failure. Everything in his life had fallen apart since he flunked out of college. The stress was too much to handle. The end of his relationship with his girlfriend, spiraling grades and students loans stacking as high as the bank building downtown. It started one morning when he woke up aloneContinue reading “Ap-pre-ci-ate”

Silent tears

Our life plan is puzzling.  It is hard to understand why certain things happen the way they do in our lives. We can give up so much, open up our heart and soul. United, we may nurture something with great commitment and give of ourselves in the most genuine, unconditional organic way possible and itContinue reading “Silent tears”

Red banana seat

I was in the line at the grocery store today and a little blonde boy was standing in line with his mother. He was chatting away and his mother said, “Lucas what do you want Santa to bring you for Christmas this year?” He smiled from ear to ear and yelled up to his mom,Continue reading “Red banana seat”