Dads and Their Shoes

Dads and Their Shoes

Father’s Day makes me think of Dads and their shoes. Well, not every dad, but it does make you wonder about Jerry Seinfeld’s papa. Did the elder Seinfeld own 500 pairs of white sneakers like his famous son? Did the father of former Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos,...
Looking for Better Times

Looking for Better Times

You and I sometimes find ourselves looking for better times. We do wander in our wish-things-were-better thoughts, even if we are hesitant to admit it to ourselves or others. Just look at this day for a moment. Did you fill up your gas tank and nearly faint at the...
Just Keep at It

Just Keep at It

Just keep at it. That’s sometimes easier said than done. I ran across the “just keep at it” words this week  in The Message rendering of 1 Timothy 4:16. “Keep a firm grasp on both your character and your teaching. Don’t be diverted. Just keep at it.” Don’t be...
Lassie to Your Rescue?

Lassie to Your Rescue?

Tell me you know who Lassie is. Yes! I honestly have not met anyone who does not know about that beloved rough collie Hollywood icon, Lassie. I’ve had people from South America tell me how they had very few TV channels to watch growing up, but their parents made sure...
How Prostitutes Help Us Celebrate Christmas

How Prostitutes Help Us Celebrate Christmas

During the Christmas season, I find it helpful to reflect on the gifts of acceptance, humility and gratitude. These three gifts were presented to me not under the Christmas tree but through the character of prostitutes—streetwalkers, call girls and escorts. On a muggy...
Happy Thanksgiving: Grateful or Grouchy?

Happy Thanksgiving: Grateful or Grouchy?

Grateful or grouchy. We have a choice every day of the year—and not just at Thanksgiving—to be grateful or grouchy. The other day on a hospital pet therapy visit with my collie, Maisie, I met with a patient who was beyond grouchy. Granted, being in pain and confined...