Eight Scholarships, Eight Lessons Learned Well

by: Larry Davies | April 29, 2013

A few years ago, eight high school seniors received a college scholarship. In addition to being intelligent these students were chosen because they were the first in their family to attend college. All eight winners allowed me to read and quote from their scholarship application letters. Each letter highlights a story offering an inspiring example […]

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Boston, Chickens and Fear

by: Larry Davies | April 22, 2013

I once lived in Camden, a small town in Arkansas. One day, while walking home from baseball practice, I took a shortcut through a neighbor’s back yard. There was a chicken coop nearby but I didn’t think anything of it. “Chickens don’t hurt people, right? They just run around the yard clucking or sit in […]

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Worship: Uniquely Human

by: Larry Davies | April 15, 2013

Rev. Ronna L. Swartz was preparing to lead a communion service for the leadership team of an upcoming Emmaus Walk. Holy Communion is always an important part of Emmaus and she wanted to do her part as a minister to make the service meaningful and inspiring. Several people on the team experienced particularly difficult situations […]

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Hospitality: A Tale of Two Restaurants

by: Larry Davies | April 1, 2013

Mell (my wife) and I were attending a conference at a large hotel. The session ended early so we wandered through the lobby looking for a restaurant. At the entrance of one restaurant, the greeter said: “We’re closed now but should be open in 30 minutes.”   “We were hoping to eat an early lunch.” […]

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