Fearless: 
Imagine Your Life Without Fear 
by Max Lucado

“Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, or doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one...

Hindsight: QIAO HE (Chinese: Meeting of Fate)

by Robert J. Kowalczyk, Ed.D. At age 62, after a long career in the nonprofit world in America, I decided to take early retirement and spend my retirement years traveling around the world. As a retirement gift to myself, I spent the month of January 2003 traveling...

Perspective on My Aging Mom

My mom has always been an amazing woman… strong beyond belief, sharp as a tack, and more energy than a roomful of Energizer bunnies! No kidding, my dad had a stroke when he was 53 (his left side was paralyzed) and my mom took care of him single-handedly for almost 22...

Natural Beauty in Colorado

I was visiting with friends in the mountains of Colorado and had the opportunity (notice I didn’t say pleasure!) of hiking up to this beautiful waterfall. There’s something profoundly moving about seeing God’s beauty in nature, particularly when we...

The Noticer by Andy Andrews

I’ll be the first to admit that I love good romance stories — stories that tug at my heart and transport me to another place and time. I love stories of people who, like me, are looking for love and end up finding it right in front of them. But most of the...

The Essence of Spring

Living life to its fullest sometimes means stopping to notice the little things at our feet. These sweet, little blue flowers are growing all along the side of my yard. Since I am not a gardening person (philodendrons in the house are about all I can do!), I am very...

Springtime in Franklin – My Pink Dogwood

We were having a lovely lunch on the porch this afternoon when a man pulled up to our front house and asked if he could take a picture of our pink dogwood tree. He had never seen one (he had some sort of a foreign accent) and I thought it was a great idea! For my...

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,...