Are you a new graduate looking for that first job? These tips might help.

I’ve been working for universities since 2004. Each spring, I watch thousands of new graduates leave the comforts of college life to launch the careers for which they’ve been planning and preparing. I’ve learned a few things since I entered the post-college, professional workforce in 1999. If you are a new graduate, here are a few things that might help you land that first job.

Proper writing is key.

For those of you who slept through English class and didn’t care about learning proper grammar, you’re already at a disadvantage. Continue reading “Are you a new graduate looking for that first job? These tips might help.”

Trampled by a donkey

Yesterday was Palm Sunday.

We had a guest preacher at our church and he helped me understand, somewhat, one of the many mysteries of the Bible that has perplexed me for years.

“What changed between Sunday and Friday?”

Sunday is Palm Sunday, the day Jesus arrived in Jerusalem and was heralded as the coming King! A crowd of thousands of Jews, armed with palms, rushed out to meet him as he entered the city. The Jews believed him to be the one of whom Scripture foretold, the one to sweep in and squash their Roman occupiers.

Hosanna! Continue reading “Trampled by a donkey”

What’s a Pony Bird? Thanks for asking.

My Uncle Tommy is 56 years old.

He has cerebral palsy and other disabilities that leave him non-ambulatory, requiring a wheelchair.

A few years ago, my grandparents, who are in their 80s, had to make the toughest decision of their lives. They had to move Tommy out of their home. However, they soon found out that their tough move was actually a tremendous blessing when Tommy moved south of St. Louis to Pony Bird – a residential care facility that provides 24-hour care for developmentally disabled, non-ambulatory children and adults. These individuals are unable to meet their daily living needs without assistance.

Pony Bird is a beautiful place. Continue reading “What’s a Pony Bird? Thanks for asking.”