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Today

Today

The following is something I wrote several years ago. I came across it today and found that I needed to see it again. In resharing it I hope some of you find it helpful as well. ****** One day when…

Lessons in Listening

Lessons in Listening

It seems more and more I feel I don’t have much to say. I’m finding that there is a preciousness to life that you only begin to access when you fall silent, when you listen. Yes, listening with your ears,…

Do you belong here?

Do you belong here?

Not too long ago I was given the opportunity to spend more time than planned in the Denver airport. When blessed with these unexpected pockets of time, I start roaming around: people watching, looking at the art displays, and gazing…

Resting in the Good Shepherd

Resting in the Good Shepherd

(based on Psalm 23) God, yes, God the creator, is my protector and provider. How could I ever be in need? As a good shepherd, God finds beautiful pastures for me to rest in and cool water to quench my…

Gratitude for You

Father—my source and my provider, Thank you for the ways you pour your love into my life, the love I feel from sunshine on my face, the love I feel from the support of friends, the love I feel from…

I will write my law on their hearts.

Teaching math has a way of bringing up interesting interactions and emotions. I have said many times that the more significant work I do is with the psychology of a student and not with math. When I am working with…

Most Important

What is your most important thing? Sometimes what we say is our most important thing differs from what our actions say. Jesus boiled all the complexities of Torah down to loving God and loving others as the most important thing.…

Crumbs on a Rock

This past summer I did a lot of landscaping in my yard. Part of it involved setting stepping stones into place. More than once I found myself trying to move a rock that just would not budge. Then I would…

Break a Rule

The theme for OTC faculty this year is “Break a Rule”. When this was first introduced, there were a good amount of uncertainties surrounding it. People don’t really need to be encouraged to break the rules. Or do they? We…

Sometimes Love Loses

A few years ago I read a book called Love Works by Joel Manby. It’s a pretty good book, but I think my favorite part is the title. Love Works. I like that. I’ve never been one to take words…