Heifer Project

Our Tennessee grandchildren are visiting us this week.  Every Christmas Bev makes a contribution in their name to the Heifer Project, and she wanted them to be able to see first-hand what Heifer does.  HP is a non-profit organization that donates animals to people around the world who need a way to provide food and... Continue Reading →

“Let me buy you a coffee.”

Yesterday I was in line at Starbucks for my morning cup of coffee.  There were about four or five people in front of me, including the man with the stand-up collar.  He looked like a business man, and the collar was an accident. I debated with myself whether to say anything.  Every once in a... Continue Reading →

Business Connector

The Merced County Fair begins this week.  Every year the Fair sponsors a business connector for the three Chambers of Commerce:  Hispanic Chamber, County Chamber, and Greater Merced Chamber.  It is a really excellent way to meet people and network. There are a few people who always stand out to me at these “connectors.”  They... Continue Reading →


Gavin Whitsett wrote the book,, Guerilla Kindness, and was the father of the Random Acts of Kindness movement.  Whitsett said that he wanted to remind people of the kind impulses that all of us had.  In a world that is often rude and unkind, it’s nice to have the reminder. The Bible also reminds us... Continue Reading →

It was meant to be….

I hear it all the time.  It comes in some version of “it was meant to be.”  People who are not God followers tend to talk about fate or some amorphous Cause that created a situation. Believers credit God with the green car they just bought or the perfect job they just got.  The Christian... Continue Reading →

Jim and Casper

I just finished Jim & Casper Go To Church, by Jim Henderson and Matt Casper, and I would add it to my <em>must read</em> list for churches.  It is a keen observation at how churches look to outsiders—in this case an atheist named Matt Casper.  A quote from the Foreword lays out the direction of the... Continue Reading →

San Francisco #4

Part of every trip to San Francisco is getting an Ocean fix.  Like drug addicts we go to smell the salty air and seaweed.  There’s nothing like the feel of ocean breezes and hearing the rhythmic splash of waves on the shore.  This trip was no different. On Thursday we went north out of the... Continue Reading →

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