“WHY”

Such a small word – but so powerful. When we were raising our kids it was one of my favorite words to use when they would do something wrong. I would generally ask, “Why did you do that?” The reply would be a blank stare, a shrug of the shoulders or an “I don’t...

Cornerstone #2

Life is full of choices,  and the choices I make today  can affect the circumstances of my life – and others peoples lives – both now and into the future. When we started working with kids in East Los Angeles back in 1986  we realized almost...

The Golf Swing and Actions Speak Louder Than Words

I need to preface this blog with the statement that 42 years ago when Sheryl and I started walking this road of Missionary life we decided that we would never interject politics into our news letters or our public presentations. Sheryl and I have political beliefs...

May, 2021 – Boundaries

In life we all deal with boundaries – and we all try to stretch the boundaries we come up against – all of us! Why is that? Deep inside we know that individually we need boundaries and some are even smart enough to know that as a society we need...

Life Is Not Fair

Cornerstone #1 talks about Qualities. Qualities are the things I choose in life – like my relationship with God, the peace I extend to those around me and the forgiveness I give to others. You can find all three Cornerstones by looking on our Web Page under the...

Choose Wisely

How many of us would like to change something about our lives? For instance: The family I was born into? Which side of “the tracks” I called home when I was young? Where my parents came from? The language I spoke as a child? The color of my hair? The  color of my...

Circumstances vs Qualities

The First Cornerstone of Life Is Full Of Choices: Life Is full of choices and the choices I make today will determine the qualities of my life both now, and in the future. Most of us want to have a good life, better than yesterday even better than our parents. ...

All Things

In the Church we often say: We know that God causes all things to work together for good for those who love God (Romans 8:28a)  as a way of saying I don’t understand what is going on – but I am trusting God. Let me tell you a story. John and Sally Childress...

February 2020 – Affection

While in college, I had a roommate from Alaska. He told me that in the Eskimo language they have a bunch of words to designate different aspects of snow. That is because snow is an important a part of their lives, they need to know the type of snow they are taking...

Choosing Prayer

We work with people who are choosing to make changes to the choices they make.   But they have trouble seeing the choices they want to make because their history gets in the way.  They have been responding to a given circumstance in a certain way for so long...