For the good of All

For the Good of All

Should we sacrifice integrity for the good of all?

In today’s socio economic and political environment we are seeing an erosion of respect, morality, and virtue. The question is, does political expedience trump morality? Can we legitimately elect officials who have been accused of serious moral discrepancies to high offices so . . . → Read More: For the good of All

Relationship Advice From Jesus

Advice From Jesus

Look for advice from Jesus. Hope shines eternal when our relationships run smoothly and are in line with solid principles. We all have difficult people in our lives. They are there to teach us valuable life lessons. How often do we say, “My life would be perfect if I had a perfect . . . → Read More: Relationship Advice From Jesus

The Gift of Gratitude


Gratitude brings happiness.

I have the wonderful privilege of teaching the children’s class at the center for Spiritual Living in Maryland Heights, Missouri, on the first Sunday of each month. There were two children in the class this morning.

Six year old Caleb informed us that he is grateful for life. He is happy . . . → Read More: The Gift of Gratitude

Harvest the Gift of kindness

Week Five: Harvest the Gift of Kindness Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. – Robert Brault,


Story: A Woman with A Heart: Laura Otillia Tritz Altman, my mother, lived a life . . . → Read More: Harvest the Gift of kindness

Harvest the gift of compassion

Compassion is the basis of morality.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

Story: Mother Teresa Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. She taught in India for seventeen years before she received the call to dedicate her life to caring for . . . → Read More: Harvest the gift of compassion

Harvest the Gift of Communication

Week Two: Harvest the gift of dedication. Successful people don’t relax on a chair. They feel relaxed with their work. They sleep with their dreams and wake up with a commitment. – Ritu Ghatourey quotes

Story: Doctors without Borders Doctors Without Borders was founded in l971 by a group of French medics who recognized the . . . → Read More: Harvest the Gift of Communication

The Gift of Commitment

October: Harvest month:

Week One: Harvest the gift of commitment. The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. – Vincent Lombardi

Story: Honoring excellence Every year Johns Hopkins School of Nursing inducts new members into FAAN, the American Academy of Nursing. . . . → Read More: The Gift of Commitment

The Gift of Mindfulness

Fall into success with the gift of mindfulness “Thoughts are like an open ocean, they can either move you forward within its waves, or sink you under deep into its abyss.” – Anthony Liccione

Story: From Stress to Success Dr. Randall Cho was on staff at Mayo clinic as a research physician. The stress of . . . → Read More: The Gift of Mindfulness

Nurturing: A Gift of Love

Quotes on nurturing: I don’t think feminism, as I understand the definition, implies the rejection of maternal values, nurturing children, caring about the men in your life. That is just nonsense to me – Hillary Clinton .

Story: Maria Schneider, My paternal grandmother: Maria Schaubheutel Altman Schneider immigrated to this country in 1898 at the . . . → Read More: Nurturing: A Gift of Love

Fall Into Success

Experience hope and happiness Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you – Deuteronomy 31:6

Story: The Gift of Teaching Children Maria Schmidt runs a successful business working with learning disabled . . . → Read More: Hope and Happiness