Humbly We Bow

On Saturday morning, my “Spring Fling” (that’s what we call our annual get-away) friends and I drove to the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. We arrived shortly before its chimes heralded noontime. A mist shrouded the campus, making it even more beautiful. Building after building had the appearance of a […]

Rearing Can-Do Kids

My mother used to tell me: “Can’t never could do anything.” It was not just a saying with her either. She lived it. It went like this: “Can you hem these fifty pairs of pants for the veterans’ hospital — today?” “Sure. I’ll do that.” “Can you make custom tablecloths for the church fellowship hall?” […]


Listening is a precious gift that one person can give to another. Listening says, “You matter. What you say is important. I care about your story. I care about what you feel. I care about what has happened to you. I care about your fears, your goals, and your longings. I care about your joys […]