The Lesson and Life — July 15, 2012

By Brent DeWees    A man found a lamp and started to rub it. Sure enough, out popped a genie. The genie told him he had three wishes. For his first wish the man said, “I’d like a beach house with 20,000 square feet, a pool, and a boat slip.” Poof! He was in his […]

The Lesson and Life — June 24, 2012

By Brent DeWees    Friendly Persuasion is an old Gary Cooper movie set during the civil war about a family of Quakers. Naturally, the rules for good standing in the Quaker church were very strict and our hero Gary kept running afoul of what many today would consider unreasonable restrictions.   Loving People Nevertheless, the […]

The Lesson and Life — June 17, 2012

By Brent DeWees    Golf can be a frustrating sport. One day you’re at the top of your game, and the next day it feels like you’ve never swung a club.    A Do-Over Thankfully golf has an age-old tradition known as the “mulligan.” Simply put, it is a do-over: if you hit the ball […]

The Lesson and Life — June 10, 2012

By Brent DeWees    We live in a mobile society and I would expect people to be able to fit into new and different situations. Yet, it seems it is still hard to be the new kid on the block. When you’re the new person in a community, everyone already knows everyone else. Each person […]

The Lesson and Life — June 3, 2012

By Brent DeWees    “Wrong is always wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is always right, even if no one is doing it.” It was a simple post on a friend’s Facebook page. But it has significant meaning. In a world that blurs the boundaries, it’s important to have a reference for what […]