My friend Lisa and I marveled at the twirling pair of orange and black butterflies that wove in and out of her back-yard shrubs. They never separated more than a few inches. How did they learn to dance as one?
Max and Cosette, my two standard poodles, often move in perfect synchrony. They turn their heads in tandem as if an invisible string controls their movements. They gallop through the yard shoulder to shoulder even though Max is several inches taller.…Continue
November 22, 1963 stands out as one of our nation’s saddest moments. Those of us alive at that time remember where we were when we heard the chilling news that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated.
Our nation was thrown into mourning. People wondered what would happen to our country. What would happen to President…Continue
Emotions—we love the glad, excited, and loving ones. But the hurt, angry, and suspicious ones cause us trouble. Or do they? Are hurt feelings the source of our angst? Can unpleasant emotions become our friends?
God gave us emotions. Feelings really are assets—even unpleasant ones. Without physical pain we’d scald our skin and permanently damage ourselves. Without emotional pain we’d stay in unhealthy habits and relationships.…Continue
I watched “Jack” tell his yellow lab, Buttercup, to wait. He then crossed the room and turned his back to her. “Sit.” “Stand.” “Down,” he said. His dog responded to each command.
My daughter and I enrolled our two standard poodles in obedience training. “Jack,” a fellow classmate is hearing-impaired. His dog is his partner. She’s on duty all day listening to and for “Jack.”
Our dogs’ practice a few minutes a week. The difference is obvious.…Continue