The Bricks of Life

THE BRICKS OF LIFE About ten years ago, a young and very successful executive named Josh was traveling down a Chicago neighborhood street. He was going a bit too fast in his sleek, black, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE, which was only two months old. He was watching for kids...

Fit Me In Somewhere

FIT ME IN SOMEWHERE Fit me in somewhere in this giant jigsaw, God, somewhere in this work of art you’re working, select a space my shape can fill and with a puzzle maker’s skill let my contours find their fit without contortion. Teach me which patch I am, God,...

Make A Difference

MAKE A DIFFERENCE A teacher in New York decided to honor each of her seniors in high school by telling them the difference they each made. She called each student to the front of the class, one at a time. First she told each of them how they had...

A Little Inspiration

A LITTLE INSPIRATION When I was quite young, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember well the polished old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach the telephone, but...

Heartprints

HEARTPRINTS Whatever our hands touch- We leave fingerprints! On walls, on furniture On doorknobs, dishes, books. There’s no escape. As we touch we leave our identity. Oh God, wherever I go today Help me leave heartprints! Heartprints of compassion Of understanding and love. Heartprints of kindness And genuine concern....