Whose money is it anyway?

Whose money is it anyway?

I like to give when asked, and encourage others to do the same, because I have experienced the true joy that comes with giving. In most needy circumstances, I have a tender heart and give when asked, even if it is only a small amount that I can give.


“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”… really, Andy?

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”… really, Andy?

The title of a song written by Edward Pola and George Wyle on October 14, 1963 and romantically introduced to the world by Andy Williams in his now famous The Andy Williams Christmas Album. This song speaks of “kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer”. “It’s the hap-happiest season of all, with holiday greetings, parties for hosting, friends coming to call, and caroling out in the snow”. “Hearts will be glowing”, and “much mistltoeing” are the images Andy Williams croons to his listeners as he creates a euphoric fantasy that seems to be more about, well … days gone by.


Letters From the Heart

Letters From the Heart

Today, the eve of Father’s Day weekend, I am taking a few moments to reflect on what it means to be a father. I am a father, have been since 1983, and I am hoping to be a grandfather sometime in the future.


Letters from the Heart

Letters from the Heart

Spring is in the air. Hyacinth, daffodils, and tulips are all blooming with amazing colors and fragrances…and yes the grass is greening up in my yard and seems to be growing faster this spring than in years past. With the spring flowers and warmer weather also comes romance. Couples seem to pair up more rapidly after the long cold winter, holding hands as they take walks amidst the cherry blossoms in the drier weather. This is also the time when recently engaged “brides to be” are busy planning their wedding.


What are Your Gifts, and are You Using Them?

What are Your Gifts, and are You Using Them?

Everyone has been given gifts. I’m not talking about boxes wrapped in pretty paper with ribbons around them. I mean gifts as a contributing member of the human race. Each person on the planet was created with gifts within them that are waiting to be utilized for the benefit of others. Let me give you some examples. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has a gift; can you guess what it is? How about Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings? Having a unique ability that allows you to perform a specific purpose well is what I call a gift. Have you ever thought about what your gifts are? If you don’t know what they are, then how can you focus on using them?