After that amazing mountain top experience the disciples thought they were on top of the world, that is until they came off the mountain and started walking toward Jerusalem, and all that was waiting for them there. Over and over they kept falling short and failing.
Nine-year-old Hudson Charles totally rocked his first piano recital. In January, he downloaded an app on his phone and began teaching himself to play classics such as “Fur Elise” and “The Imperial March,” so I decided it was high time to put him in lessons.
A flurry of activity stemming from committee meetings and the passage of bills marked a short but intense week six of the Kentucky General Assembly. Although the Senate was only in session from Monday to Wednesday of this week, committee meetings still met during the later part of the week to give final hearings to a few select bills.
I have always liked the term, true grit, which I first discovered from the title of an old John Wayne movie. It’s apparent that true grit is a quality that people from all walks of life possess. It takes as much true grit to rise from homelessness to job stability and home ownership as it does to be a concert level pianist.
I will soon be traveling to Chattanooga, Tenn. for surgery. People often ask why I am willing to drive seven hours for something that could presumably be handled by a local doctor. Truth is, it was a local doctor that caused my issues in the first place.
We have all been injured emotionally at one time or another, in one way of another – hurt by family, friends, business colleagues, news media, politicians or whatever – and the bitter urge to strike back becomes our first reaction.