Tag Archives: humility

FMM 2 1 19 You in your small corner (Refurbished)

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” ~ Saint Augustine. Seventy-seven years ago today, a man in his early thirties made a promise that has been repeated over and over again since that Sunday in Salem Congregational Church: “Tomorrow, by God’s grace, I will light a […]

FMM 1 11 19 ‘I have the time’

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” ~ Khalil Gibran. The joy of being a story-teller is that first you must collect the stories.  Which means at the very least having willing ears and an open mind.  Many of us don’t have the patience to hear a […]

FMM 6 12 15 Leaving room for growth

“The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.”~John Dewey Do you remember how annoying it was, at the beginning of each school year, when you had to wear those baggy, too tall uniforms, specially designed for you to grow into?  There is that […]

FMM 6 20 14 Simply the Best!

“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” ~ Steve Prefontaine   I remember being told as a child that all that was expected of me was that I do my best.  I iwasn’t supposed to come first in class, to be better than anyone else, to win prizes or outscore […]

FMM 3 7 14 Quiet heroes

“The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.” ~Felix Adler I was struck this week by the lives of people who go about their days doing remarkable things in an unremarkable way.  They are not […]

FMM 11 15 13 Look, Listen and Learn

“Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.”  ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr. Last weekend I went on a road trip.  The journey was relatively short yet in less than two hours I was transported to another world.  Along with a group of nursing students, I was participating in a health fair […]

FMM Who among these is great? 7 13 12

There is a sermon that my father preached (as kids we used to say that the past tense of preach should be praught!) that stays with me today. It was a momentous occasion, as the service was being broadcast live on the radio. You can imagine how proud we were in Salem, to know that […]