Give and Take

Give and Take

Good guys finish last it is said in a “dog eat dog” world of competitive business. But is that really true? A couple of years ago, my cousin, who is a psychologist, recommended a book to me with which he was quite enamored, entitled “Give and Take” by Adam Grant. In...
Wisdom and Folly: the Battle goes on …

Wisdom and Folly: the Battle goes on …

     The book of Proverbs provides a treasure trove of wisdom. A collection of sayings primarily by Solomon, the son of David, but also of others, in order to preserve what had been made known by God and learned by mankind. The Hebrew word for wisdom is hokmah. It was...
Of Garland and Pendants

Of Garland and Pendants

A new year, 2020. A time for new beginnings, reflection and planning for the year ahead. Proverbs 29:18 states: “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” Vision is a companion to hope. We hope for better outcomes in our life and in the lives of our family...
Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

     Practicing gratitude generally begins at an early age in western civilization.  Teaching and training our children to express “thanks” to others, begins in the days when they are beginning to say words that we can understand. The training begins and carries on...
The Ultimate Extreme Sport

The Ultimate Extreme Sport

 A journey to the Midwest recently entailed the adventure of experiencing a “Testify Training Camp.”  A new experience for my daughter and I which is one reason why it qualifies as an adventure! Something that fits the category of unusual, unique and perhaps unknown...