Stick And Stones And Kind Words

On the one hand a childhood saying “Sticks and bones may hurt my bones, but words will never hurt me” spouts a lie. A wise person from the past wrote (Proverbs 12:25 NIV) “a kind word cheers a person up.” Kinds words uttered softly and liltingly can unlock closed minds and soften hard hearts. In …

Tell Me A Story

Stories engage, attract, teach, and connect. What is your favorite story and/or storyteller? I would love to hear them — send them to phillipfkapela@outlook.com , subject line: favorite story. My last two blogs shared memories, embarrassing moments with the intention to teach. This comes naturally to me because my dad was a story teller. As …

The Next Time The Next Person

Disagreement Discord Dissension Disaster This crescendo has birthed so much. Some react. Some persons react by retreating Some respond Some respond by asking how can I/we be a force for good in the current maelstrom? Wisdom from Mother Teresa offers a paradigm which can develop in a plan when she said “Do not wait for …