One of The Hardest Things To Do: Taking Advice From Others

we all have times when we struggle. we have family problems. we have relationship problems. we have work problems. sometimes, it is our conduct which is causing the struggle. we act in a way that contributes to the problem. we, however, cannot get out of our own way. we hold in our belief system thatContinue reading “One of The Hardest Things To Do: Taking Advice From Others”

Should God Be Allowed To Give A Victim’s Impact Statement at a Murder Sentencing? Why Not?

god created humanity. the murder of a human is a loss to god as much as to family and friends. each individual is considered one of god’s children. god is quite experienced in dealing with murderers. the documents that he confronted first first murderer and was forced to deal with the circumstances and implications. itContinue reading “Should God Be Allowed To Give A Victim’s Impact Statement at a Murder Sentencing? Why Not?”

Leaders Come in Many Shapes or Forms: This Was And Is Part of the Plan

the ten commandments’ story involves god recruiting a physically disabled person, moses, who had a speech deficit, to be his spokesman. exodus 4:10-11. from the bible passages, god’s plan was that the disabled are to play an important role in the world. a role just like everyone else. mr. xavier degroat is such a leader.Continue reading “Leaders Come in Many Shapes or Forms: This Was And Is Part of the Plan”

How To Be A Great Speaker: A Lesson From the Grave, “Bad” Country Music, and You Hitting One Out of the Park

it was a funeral “to die for.” unlike some cheesy funerals where there are mere pleasantries, my uncle’s funeral was special. it was the good, the bad, and the ugly all mixed in one. he was a lot of things to a lot of people. he was a saint, he was a sinner, and heContinue reading “How To Be A Great Speaker: A Lesson From the Grave, “Bad” Country Music, and You Hitting One Out of the Park”

Baby Moses Monday: Reflections on a Commentary

there is a commentary on the torah, a midrash, which tells the story of a baby moses. it is as follows: “pharaoh’s daughter “loved” baby moses as if he were her own. because he was “so handsome” everyone liked to see him and could not turn away from him. pharaoh himself kissed and hugged moses,Continue reading “Baby Moses Monday: Reflections on a Commentary”

A Christmas Story for Hanukah: Giving A Voice for One Who Could Not Speak

i try to avoid writing any personal stories. my goal is not to produce a product about me. the goal is to wish to share information that can help individuals improve their lives and the lives of others. this is the story of being the needed voice. my best friend succumbed to cancer. i droppedContinue reading “A Christmas Story for Hanukah: Giving A Voice for One Who Could Not Speak”

Marcel Moses? A Silent Voice Who Saved Lives: A French Tale

previous blog posts discussed the importance of one finding their voice. one’s voice can shape how one is viewed, and whether one has the ability to persuade others, and whether one has the ability to lead. this is the story of an individual, marcel, whose voice was silence. during world war ii, it is reportedContinue reading “Marcel Moses? A Silent Voice Who Saved Lives: A French Tale”

Greatest Professor Ever? An A+ for an A+ Plus Teacher? His Life Saving Lesson on Confronting An Act of Evil: A Real Hero

there will probably be no greater professor that liviu librescu. all you need to do is ask his students who were present on his last day of teaching. he taught them them a lesson that they will never forget. the lesson of life. during the infamous virginia tech mass shooting in which 32 people wereContinue reading “Greatest Professor Ever? An A+ for an A+ Plus Teacher? His Life Saving Lesson on Confronting An Act of Evil: A Real Hero”

A Growing Voice? The Maturation of Moses

this blog post is about moses’ voice. ironically, the torah recounting of the espisode does not have moses speaking at at? thus, if one does not speak, how can their voice mature? after moses murdered the task master and had controntation with the hebrew who successfully questioned moses’ moral authority, he fled to the landContinue reading “A Growing Voice? The Maturation of Moses”