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Author Archives: Jaren
She did WHAT?
I participated in a conference where I was entertained by a speaker who used humor to educate. At the end of his presentation, he shared with us a story (in a serious tone) about a woman’s courage. The tale was … Continue reading
Posted in Stories from people I meet Tagged america's got talent, bravery, courage, susan boyle Leave a comment
No "do overs."
Life presents itself with hills and valleys, ups and downs, or highs and lows. Science learns about historical events in specific areas by examining tree rings. On living trees, for example, a core is taken and reviewed by experts. They … Continue reading
I can only imagine
Maybe I can’t, but I got a pretty good sense. My brother-in-law, the rock of Gibraltar, a pillar of faith and an example of true courage, learned yesterday he has a terminal disease. As we gathered together, family and friends, … Continue reading
Posted in Stories from people I meet Tagged cancer, father, pure love 2 Comments
Want to be happier, healthier and have brighter kids?
Would you be interested if I told you there is a way for you to live happier and healthier, accumulate wealth, and build social status? What if, at the same time, you could boost the educational performance of your children … Continue reading
Posted in Real Estate Tagged american dream, homeownership 15 Comments
I guess not all cops eat doughnuts?
My youngest daughter asked me and Kim what old people like us do for fun. My first thought was, “We are not old” then I realized at her age, everyone over 16 is old, so I let that comment fade. … Continue reading
Posted in From friends Tagged funny, police 2 Comments
"Gosh dang it; how on earth will I survive another day?"
“Gosh dang it; how on earth will I survive another day?” Julie thought as she was preparing to get into bed. She felt as though the world’s weight was on her and knew that with any more pressure, a complete … Continue reading
An Angel landed on my step!
The world is full of beautiful, wonderful angels which show up in our lives, making our days a little brighter. One (Chris Bangerter) appeared in my life just yesterday. She called for no reason other than to thank me for … Continue reading
Posted in Stories from people I meet Tagged angel, friend 1 Comment
When you wish upon a star
Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, “It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer.” The other day I was blessed to eat lunch with the baseball player Steve Sax. Steve was the National League’s … Continue reading
Posted in Stories from people I meet Tagged commitment, dream, sports 3 Comments