Heard on the Flat Tire Street

I knew something was up a few days ago when our car jolted a bit at the green light. Whatever little fire it might have been had yet to reach blaze status… so I ignored it. Until last night when my friend Missy yelled as I was pulling away from a meeting, “Kay! You’ve got a flat!” Sure enough, a nail was embedded in my tire. But it was late. Jon was out of town. NTB was closed. I figured I could make one more trip to and from schools in the morning on the deflated, but not blown tire. Which I did this morning. I couldn’t believe it because just last week, my niece had a similar experience. Her’s, however was blown. And her timing happened to be in a torrential downpour in a not so safe part of town at night. Here’s her story: So, I just finished looking at Melissa Roberson’s apartment, which is near

A No-Rescue Pledge

My (our) friend Brenna Stull shared such an applicable exhortation in her monthly newsletter that I received today, I emailed her to ask if I could share. I found it inspiring… and encouraging. Because, at times I feel a bit lonely on this road. Probably because my road is filled with kids telling me that they are “THE ONLY ONES” who have to do anything at home. We all know it’s not true … It’s just so nice to hear it in action. Thanks Brenna!! … and thanks for walking the road with me. This month I have a challenge for those of you with children in school, and for myself as well. Would you like to do something that would not only greatly encourage your child’s teacher, but would build your child’s character at the same time? Yes? Then repeat this pledge with me: “I will not allow myself to rescue

Worth Pondering

I’m on a bit of a Dorothy Sayers kick. She packed such a punch with just about every topic she picked… one of which was work. So, our Table Talk for the week will be the following excerpt from her essay, “Why Work”. The essay was originally an address delivered at Eastbourne, England in April of 1942. “I have already, on a previous occasion, spoken at some length on the subject of Work and Vocation What I urged then was a thorough going revolution in our whole attitude to work. I asked that it should be looked upon — not as a necessary drudgery to be undergone for the purpose of making money, but as a way of life in which the nature of man should find its proper exercise and delight and so fulfill itself to the glory of God. That it should, in fact, be thought of as a creative activity under taken for the love

Heard on the Street

A DOAT (that would be Dad of Adolescents and Teens) sent me a link to the following article by Rabbi Abraham Cooper on FoxNews.com. entitled “Could LA’s Jay Goldinger Hold the Key to Defeating Homelessness.” (click HERE for the link) The article addresses homelessness especially in the wake of London’s tragic riot situation, but it also sends a loud and clear message to our youth entitlement issues. I especially loved the way he not only gets people out of the muck by offering work opportunities, but also gets their eyes off themselves by serving. Exactly what I’d like my kids to be doing. Here’s a taste. Click on the link above for the full story. Indeed, British Prime Minister David Cameron summed up the fears and frustrations of many when he asked; “Do we have the determination to confront
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