Barbara Bush’s Genuine Pearls

Barbara Bush’s Genuine Pearls

A New York Times article called Barbara Bush “soft power in fake pearls.” Many of our nation’s first ladies have worn pearls, but none as famously as Mrs. Bush. In fact, her famous three-strand necklace is still sold by Kenneth J. Lane on his website. (I provided the...
A Modern Parable of Success

A Modern Parable of Success

Dan munched on his chicken sandwich as he watched the long lines of people waiting outside. His anger welled as his neighbors continued to leave their money in the hands of the undeserving. No one carried his banner. No one shouted in protest. One by one, each...
One Word That Makes All the Difference

One Word That Makes All the Difference

The word is “whatever.”  Interestingly, that word was labeled one of the top five annoying words in 2016. The meaning of the word depends a lot on the attitude behind the person using it. The Bible uses the word whatever about 173 times, depending on your translation...
Leaving the Lanai

Leaving the Lanai

On our last morning in Hawaii, I couldn’t wait to grab my cup of coffee and sit on the lanai. There is something profoundly beautiful about watching waves during high tide, seeing the colors of the sunrise reflected on the clouds, and hearing the tropical birds call...
The Small “g” gods

The Small “g” gods

We recently spent time on the island of Kauai and enjoyed learning the history and culture of the island. We chose Kauai because it was the quieter and slower paced island in Hawaii. It’s called the Garden Island, and it is easy to see why. We left Los Angeles and...
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