Is Retirement in Your Vocabulary?

Is Retirement in Your Vocabulary?

I recently read in my son’s copy of Gordon MacDonald’s 2004 book A Resilient Life hoping to find some good quotes or stories about stewardship or generosity for teaching I’m preparing on stewardship. I did find several good quotes that were keepers, but the quote I...
Transforming Menial into Memorable: Part 2

Transforming Menial into Memorable: Part 2

How did you feel when you received your first pay raise? I felt appreciated and happy. Receiving a pay raise for what I’ve considered menial helped transform it into memorable for me. I’ll remember hearing my supervisor who conducted my sixth month evaluation tell me...
Turning A Dream Into A Home

Turning A Dream Into A Home

Our dream house is 99.99% completed. We moved into it at the end of August and have been unpacking and decorating it to make it our home. The dream itself is about eight years old, so my wife Jan and I are elated that we’re living in the house. Since moving in, I’ve...
What Is Your Creative Capacity?

What Is Your Creative Capacity?

The art book in the photograph belonged to my maternal grandmother Grace Myrtle (Williams) Kilbourn. The art book is copyrighted 1906 and one of my grandmother’s mounted drawings in it is dated ‘June 1910.’ After Grace’s father died in 1908 she was sent to live with...
Transforming Menial into Memorable

Transforming Menial into Memorable

When is the last time you consciously humbled yourself? When you said, “I’m sorry” to a family member? When you gave the right of way? When you gave time to a child when you were in a hurry? Humbling oneself can be a learned trait, but it doesn’t always come easy. It...