From Joe's Desk...
Yesterday, a most unexpected thing happened to me--first gut wrenching, then illuminating, in a span of merely 10-15 minutes. My wife texted me a change of address for our kids piano performance. The address was 556 Vallombrosa Avenue. “Just past the post office,” she texted. “Easy enough,” I thought. As... Read more
The story is told of Alexander the Great, that one day, upon heading home from a victorious battle, his caravan came upon a beggar by the roadside who asked for a copper coin. Initially, the courtier sent him away, but King Alexander intervened and asked what the poor man wanted... Read more
I live less than a mile from the most popular Fitness Center in Butte County here in Northern California— In Motion Fitness , and as the New Year is suddenly upon us, I am seeing that annual overflow of traffic that comes with everyo ne’s “New Year’s resolution.” Who has... Read more
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to lead a retreat across from Six Flags amusement park in Vallejo, California. During one of my breaks, I was looking out across the lake (the lake separated the retreat center from the amusement park) at one impressive roller coaster after another -... Read more
How many of us woke up this morning, and without giving it much thought, got dressed? How many of us woke up this morning, and with great care, went through our wardrobe to pick out a matching pair of clothes, or outfit that was our “Sunday best?” How many of... Read more