R.I.P Major

The text message from my friend Emily read, “Major’s gone…I’m not OK right now. Call you tomorrow.”It’s devastating to lose a beloved pet and many pet owners find their grief just as overwhelming and heart wrenching as the loss of a family member or close friend. Our...

The Olive Tree

Long ago there was a monk who needed olive oil, so he planted a small olive tree. After he planted it, he prayed, “Lord, please send gentle showers. My tree needs water so its tender roots will drink and grow.” And the Lord sent gentle showers. The monk prayed...

Live With Purposeful Urgency

There are two facts on which just about every reasonable person can agree: we will all die and one day the world will end. Perhaps the latter is more debatable, but the world’s current scientific understanding, outside any belief in God, holds that the sun, as...

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