Strong Roots

For the past few days I've been attending and participating in a training seminar in Washington, D.C. It's theme was "Strong Roots-Sustainable Futures." I love that idea and was happy to be a part of such a positive event for educators, counselors, and many others who support and love the Military Child. We had a … Continue reading Strong Roots

Subject to authority

Today's Gospel reading is from the book of Matthew, Chapter 8. I am focusing specifically on the story that appear within verses 5-13. When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully." He said to him, "I will come and cure … Continue reading Subject to authority

Searching for Happiness, Searching for Meaning

“The grand essentials of Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.” - A. Chalmers This wonderful truth caught my attention today as we mourn the loss of two high profile individuals this week. The world lost celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain to apparent suicide in separate incidents. And, as nearly … Continue reading Searching for Happiness, Searching for Meaning

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

The following is a speech I gave a couple of years ago for a Military Spouse Appreciation Day luncheon at Ft. Hood, Texas. Every Friday before Mother's Day, since 1984 when President Ronald Reagan made it so, is Military Spouse Appreciation Day! So, since only a room full of 300 Spouses got to hear it … Continue reading Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!