The power of discipline

By Friday, January 20, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 3

Some years ago, Gerry attended a conference in Washington. It was the lunch break and he was eating at a nearby food fair. The area was crowded and he sat down at the last open table by himself, even though it was a table for four. A few minutes later, an older gentleman and a younger ...

A Pianist with Four Fingers

By Friday, January 13, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 2

It is the story of a mother and a daughter who have overcome odds from the very beginning. Lee’s mother became unexpectedly pregnant while married to a disabled man.  Doctors told her that because of a medication she had been taking her child would not be normal.  She elected to continue with the pregnancy and in ...

Magic of 3 days

By Friday, December 30, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 1

It was a beautiful spring day, and a sense of peace stayed with me as I left the cathedral on Easter Monday morning. I paused for a moment on top of the steps leading to the avenue, now crowded with people rushing to their jobs. Sitting in her usual place, inside a small archway, was ...

The Chinese farmer

By Friday, December 23, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 2

There is a Chinese story of an old farmer who had an old horse for tilling his fields. One day the horse escaped into the hills and, when all the farmer's neighbours sympathised with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, 'Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?' A week later the horse returned ...