Daily social media posts

January 13 This is my first blog post in a while, because as I hope you know, I am posting daily for this year on Facebook and Instagram.    I’m going through a virtue a week for 52 weeks, and tomorrow will finish off the 2nd virtue of Compassion. For those of...

Join me in 2022

I invite you to join me during 2022 to explore, consider, and put into practice the fifty-two virtues in my book “Little Book of Virtues.”   I will start January 1st with the virtue of “Authenticity” and spend a week going deeper into being a...

A Christmas Virtues Story

Grandson Caleb Wilson, who would have been about Marty’s age… I first came acrosss this true story by Diane Rayner about her son Marty years ago when we lived up in Skagit County. I have read it aloud at Christmas gatherings a number of times since, and it...

Practice makes possible

1975, Rathskellers, Moscow ID True confession:   I’m a drummer. A very out-of-practice drummer. But at my peak…I was a mediocre drummer! I had a brother who was a child prodigy, a cousin who was a famous rock star (in the 60’s), a talented father who...

Every Time…

Grandsons Fred and Julio You might get tired of me hammering home this point, but it’s so important! If you are a Virtues giant giving Jesus a run for his money in regard to holiness, great!  But if being virtuous seems just way too overwhelming, I will say it...