The Hero’s Journey Begins with a Single Step

THE HERO’S JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A SIGNLE STEP It is a step over the threshold – out the door and into a world that may prove to be dramatically different from the world being left behind. Crossing the threshold is the point of no return. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The...

Walking Through the Fog

WALKING THROUGH THE FOG In 1803, an English pharmacist named Luke Howard forever changed the way we talk about clouds. He helpfully suggested that clouds be classified into three groups. Layered clouds he called stratus.  Fluffy clouds he named cumulus.  And the high feathery ones he labeled cirrus. More...

We Smell Like Our Work

WE SMELL LIKE OUR WORK Author Rita Snowden remembers sitting in a café late one afternoon in a small village near Dover, England. As she was sipping her tea, she was suddenly overwhelmed by an astonishing fragrance. It was quite simply one of the most pleasant aromas she had...

Life Changing Moment

LIFE CHANGING MOMENT A near disaster at sea transformed one man’s life. And that ended up changing both music history and spiritual history. On May 10, 1748, the wooden frigate Greyhound – built to transport Africans to a life of slavery in the New World – was caught in...

Free Wheelchair Mission

FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION Don Schoendorfer’s “Gen One” wheelchair looks like something cobbled together from assorted spare parts. That’s because it is. Don, a mechanical engineer from California, was vacationing in Morocco about 20 years ago with his wife. His conscience was seared by an image he would never forget. ...