Browsing All posts tagged under »humility«

Into the Wilderness

October 19, 2013


Originally published at Real Intent I’ve been on a bit of a sabbatical for the past 6 months, moving from one wilderness to another to yet another. Three years in wildernesses of one kind or another, following decades of wildernesses of different kinds. It has been a refreshing experience. If you’ll forgive a bit of […]

Public Dissent and Private Responsibility

January 24, 2013


My oldest daughter couldn’t find a building for her young mothers group to practice volleyball anywhere last night, even though we live in the land of LDS chapels within every 8-block grid. The reason: their elders quorum had the building scheduled every Thursday night until the Second Coming from 6PM-10PM. Yes, you read that right. […]

The Lord’s Plan to Prepare

October 9, 2012


…An unseen power will aid me and you in the glorious cause of truth … Courage, for the Lord is on our side … These words have been going around and around in my mind last night and this morning as I’ve yearned in prayer toward the Lord. Not in fearful “oh please oh please” […]

The Three-Day Haircut

July 30, 2012


For the last 30 years I’ve cut my own hair. I love to have people run their fingers through my hair (easiest way to get out of chores at my house), so there have been a few professional cuts – maybe about ten of them. The rest have occurred, often at 3AM, by my own […]

Who Owns Our Success?

July 19, 2012


Mr. Obama has a case of foot in mouth lately. Poor guy. I actually sympathize. Several years ago my oldest, who has taught me a lot about being a more humble human being, pointed out that I didn’t own either her successes or her failures. In utter exasperation one day, she said that she was […]

The Parable of the Principals

January 20, 2012


The other day a friend, whose work life changed dramatically with a new boss along with the new year, sat across from me reborn, excited once again to be a teacher. She glowed and bounced as she talked about her day, laughed at the various trials of an overcrowded classroom, and grinned as I responded […]