ci·vil·i·tyNoun - The sum of the many sacrifices we are called to make for the sake of living together.
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Dear Joseph, I once overheard someone say, “He likes to hear himself talk.” Truth be told; that someone was referring to me. A major OUCH to say the least. While I don’t think that person ever intended for me to … Continue reading
Dear Joseph, “Are you trying to butter me up?” That was the question my grandpa Bankhead would ask when one of us started to use lots of “nice words” to get something we wanted from him. When I was your … Continue reading
Great lesson on what happens when we truly get to know people.
Dear Joseph, One of my favorite movies growing up was the Princess Bride. My friends and I could practically recite the movie line for line. In one of the scenes, the character, Inigo Montoya, is supposed to fight the man … Continue reading
Dear Joseph, My mom had a unique way of getting us to think about what we where wearing. When I would be heading out the door to some event, she would give me a look over and then say, “You’re … Continue reading
Dear Joseph, You have a contagious laugh. It always cracks me up to see something get your funny bone. While laughter is often “the best medicine” in tough times, I’ve found it that only really works when that laughter isn’t … Continue reading
Dear Joseph, I once had somebody tell me that the reason we have two ears and one mouth is that it was God’s way of telling us that we should listen twice as much as we talk. I don’t know … Continue reading
Dear Joseph, Your brother, David, has an interesting habit. When he wants you to listen and he thinks you are not, he grabs your face with both his hands and pulls it close to his face so that he is … Continue reading