Author: Jim Keller

  • Christmas

  • Posted by Jim Keller on December 24, 2012 | Topics: Family
  • As I write this I am looking out of my hotel window at the Puget Sound. Seattle isn’t exactly a destination city for Christmas but it is for Renee and me this year. Our son, Chris, and his wife Ali live here with their two daughters, Zoë and Charlotte. We’ve just spent two exhilarating and … Continue reading “Christmas”

  • A Spirit of Thankfulness

  • Posted by Jim Keller on November 19, 2012 | Topics: Personal Growth
  • The tradition of Thanksgiving started in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and was attended by 52 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans.  The purpose of the celebration was to give thanks to God for His provision and protection for the newcomers to the New World.  In 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation making Thanksgiving an official national … Continue reading “A Spirit of Thankfulness”

  • Civil Discourse

  • Posted by Jim Keller on October 16, 2012 | Topics: Personal Growth
  • I have been inundated, as you have no doubt, with political advertisements this election season.  Elections are the ultimate in adult competition, but I have to use the term “adult” loosely.  The question that comes to me often is, “Whatever happened to civil discourse?”  You know, when people with differing views can sit down and … Continue reading “Civil Discourse”

  • September 11

  • Posted by Jim Keller on September 11, 2012 | Topics: Coping, Grief
  • Eleven years ago this day our nation was brutally assaulted by enemies that wished to do our nation great harm.  It was a day of horror and disbelief, but also a day that ushered in a great sadness for the thousands of lost lives and the hundreds of thousands who had direct links with those … Continue reading “September 11”