The Gift

The gift is not about the fancy wrappings, neither is it the container within which the gift lies.  The gift is the gift itself.  But if we flaunt the wrappings, praise the container and never use the gift, it is like taking a peanut, eating the shell and throwing away the true source of nourishment—the (more…)

Heaven Bursting Out in Song!

Heavenly Joy Jerkins, daughter of Grammy-winning record music producer Rodney Jerkins and singer Joy Enriquez, stands on her own rights as gifted singer and aspiring tap dancer.  Her penchant and passion for music is ingrained in her being, regardless of the gifts she may have gotten from her talented parents. Passion cannot be feigned; it (more…)

Not So Simple As We Thought?

Just wasting time riding around on that bike?  Maybe not!  Perhaps your child is demonstrating a bodily kinesthetic gift just waiting to find direction? According to Catherine Hess, “What most of us don’t realize is just how complex the art of riding a bicycle actually is.”  In her award winning essay “As easy as riding (more…)

The Treasure Within

There is a treasure within. It is not in the list of subjects we study, it is not in educational standards, it will not necessarily make the super-powers more powerful or the wealthy wealthier.  But what it will make is a sane, thoughtful and compassionate world, one were creativity and passion unite to create inner (more…)