Mr. Holland’s Opus

In 1995, MGM studios released a movie starring Richard Dreyfus called Mr. Holland’s Opus. The movie told the story of a high school music teacher whose sole ambition it was to write a great American symphony. As the story unfolds, viewers enter into this teacher’s lifelong journey with music, experiencing the joys and struggles bothContinue reading “Mr. Holland’s Opus”

Super Running Hugs

“Find what scares you the most and go live there.” Unknown Nothing compares to a dad hug.  They were only toddlers when super running hugs became as common as anything else in our home. I would kneel at one end of whatever hallway might be situated within our current home, my daughters barely containing theirContinue reading “Super Running Hugs”

The Wounded Dog

“But if you are patient, and you wait long enough, That dog will eventually come out from under the porch.” ~ Grandpa Fourkiller, The Cherokee Word for Water It is almost impossible to accept that there are people in modern America who do not have access to clean drinking water. Nonetheless, this was the realityContinue reading “The Wounded Dog”

When Goodness Happened

“More important than our experience of Christ, is the Christ of our experience.” ~ James B. Torrance Recently, my youngest daughter was tasked with a project that spanned two of her middle-school classes. The project focused on creating a PowerPoint presentation (one class) that told the story of the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany duringContinue reading “When Goodness Happened”