Kindness, A True Story.

Philippians 2:3  “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”

On a recent excursion to return recalled veggies at Costco, I found myself irritated and annoyed. I have begun to think that there is definitely a “customer culture” associated with their membership. I have to admit, that almost every experience I have had with customers in the store and particularly the parking lot, has been unpleasant; and only once was a cashier snippy. I will continue to believe and hope for the best for each future shopping experience there, but not without sharing a handy dandy tip.  (more…)


A Thankful Heart, A Thankful Lifestyle



A few years ago I was going through one of the hardest times of my life. I had been struck with a disease that left me needing to learn once again how to walk, write, and so much more. While for the most part I had a positive attitude and outlook on my rehabilitation, there were times that the guilt and self pity began to set in. Guilt that I wasn’t able to do for my family the things I felt I should. It was Christmas time, my house wasn’t decorated, presents hadn’t been bought, and and this was one of those times, I began to feel crushed by the guilt of not creating a holiday that my family was used to. Self pity began to set in.  (more…)


Truth, What’s it Worth?

truth “Buy the truth and sell it not..” Proverbs 23:23a

A few years back while jogging through the neighbourhood, I came across a gentleman who began talking with me. We talked about his house and land that had a small farm attached to it which he had owned for well over 40 years. An expression of pride and joy beamed across his face as he told me about spending everything he had to get the land and then building the house with his own two hands. As we talked I enjoyed the vigor and passion with which this man spoke of his land, he had such a love for it. He said that there was no price someone could offer him that he would be willing to give up his piece of paradise as he called it. He said that none could match the price that he paid for the land. This struck me as I began to think of the weight of his words. There is a spiritual parallel with this train of thought as we should not be willing to sell this precious truth that we hold so dear.  (more…)