June 1, 2023 · 4:00 am
It was on this day 55 years ago, June 1, 1968, that American icon, author and lecturer, Helen Keller died.
Keller’s story was one we learned in school as a inspiring example of courage, persistence and victory over adversity.
Born on June 27, 1880, Helen was stricken with a disease when she was 19 months old that left her both blind and deaf. In those days special education for such children was in its infancy. However, prior to her 7th birthday, a special ed teacher, Anne Sullivan, was summoned to teach Helen. Continue reading →
September 30, 2019 · 4:43 am
A preacher was trying out for a church. They spent a weekend together and on Sunday night had a business meeting for people to ask questions. Someone asked, “If we hire you, what is the #1 thing you will do to help us grow?”
“I promise if you hire me I will do everything within my power to bring this church into the 20th century,” the preacher replied.
Sheepishly, after a thoughtful pause, one member raised their hand and said, “Preacher, you mean the 21st century, don’t you?” Continue reading →
June 24, 2019 · 5:24 am
The story is told that during the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson one of his secretaries suggested dropping work for a diversion which he knew would appeal to the President.
“My boss won’t let me do it,” replied President Wilson.
“Your boss?” questioned the Secretary, wondering who could be the boss of the chief executive of the United States. Continue reading →
April 12, 2017 · 4:57 am
Monday morning we awoke to headlines like these:
Bombings Kill Dozens in Churches in Egypt
Why ISIS Declared War on Egyptian Christians
“ISIS Egypt affiliate: Christians are our ‘favorite prey’
In two separate attacks on Sunday, houses of worship in Egypt were targeted by Islamic radical terrorist. At least 44 people were killed and over 100 injured in Alexandria and Tanta. Continue reading →
January 4, 2013 · 5:12 am
“Eyes that look are common. Eyes that see are rare.” These words by J. Oswald Sander from his book Spiritual Leadership speak to the importance of looking beyond the obvious. Of seeing below the surface. Of seeing with insight and understanding. Continue reading →