You Just Can’t Make This Up…

(This is a true story that happened when I was a child. I always wanted to send it in to Reader’s Digest for the “Laugh” section because I think it’s too funny!) Some relatives from the Midwest came to visit us in the DC area and were eager to...

Hindsight: Steve Jobs Looks Back

Commencement address by Steve Jobs CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios delivered on June 12, 2005 I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told,...

Hindsight: College Rejection Leads to Life’s Passion

My friend Kelly O’Neill is an incredible artist — her art is truly extraordinary.  Here’s her Hindsight story of how she came to realize her life’s work and passion. “Have you always wanted to be an artist?” This is the most common...

Hindsight: The Two Week Delay

(Note from Karen: This is a true story but my friends asked if I would change their names to protect their privacy. I was happy to comply.) Eric walked into the kitchen as his young wife, Annie, was preparing dinner. The air was fragrant with the aroma of spaghetti...

Encouragement: A Franciscan Benediction

Bonnie Keen was our speaker at our Women’s Retreat this weekend. She shared this quote from Phillip Yancey’s book, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? It so touched my heart I wanted to pass it on. A Franciscan Benediction May God bless us with discomfort...