Category Archives: Loving People

What’s Different About This House?

In the quaint mountain town of Julian, outside of San Diego, you will find this charming house. Notice anything different about it? Here’s a closer view. Yes, it has two front doors. When William Kettner built the house in 1923, … Continue reading

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Good Reads: The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak This is a story showing — not just telling about — the power of words. Through words, strong cords of love form in the midst of a war relying on the power of might and beatings … Continue reading

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Good Reads: Learning from the Serum Run

The Cruelest Miles by Gay and Laney Salisbury Need encouragement to just keep on doing what you need to be doing for  another day? This book may be just the story to inspire you. A diphtheria epidemic breaks out in Nome, Alaska in … Continue reading

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Good Reads: Sarah’s Key and Remembering What’s Important

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay Sarah’s story begins to surface when a journalist is assigned to research what happened in WWII in a Paris neighborhood 60 years earlier. The book alternates between the voices of the journalist and a young girl in wartime … Continue reading

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Good Reads: The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

As we add years to life, we acquire labels. Some are labels to be proud of: graduate, husband or wife, scientist, writer, musician, mother or father. Some labels we’d just as soon peel off and discard but we can’t: unemployed, divorced, stubborn, chronically … Continue reading

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Enhancing Beauty

Lake Tahoe in September, when the heat of summer wanes and before the snow falls. What makes it so breathtaking? The lake is the main attraction, with more than 70 miles of shoreline. Beauty is not only found in the … Continue reading

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Making Even Small Investments in People

Have you ever given a little bit of yourself to help someone and later (maybe years later) reaped unexpected dividends? Recently I enjoyed dinner at an elegant restaurant on the San Diego bay on a fine summer evening; my favorite seafood … Continue reading

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