Believing in the Unseen | its not what you think

Candle with Orange smoke

One day while at work, a cow-worker, David, walks into my office. He is very excited to share some news with me. “Brian, I’m so happy today, I finally hired myself a personal assistant!” “Congratulations” I say, “I’d love to meet your new assistant sometime” David replies a little dejected “What do you mean? I brought him in with me.  Brian, meet John, my new assistant” I look up, but all I see is David. “Uhh, I’m sorry” I stutter, “I don’t see John in here”. Reinvigorated, David says “Sure…

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The Power of a good Story

George Washington Cherry Tree

Humankind loves stories; for what ever reason it is the way we best remember concepts, ideas and principles. I can teach my children to be honest and it sounds like I am preaching. If I tell them a story about George Washington Chopping down a cherry tree and admitting to it without getting in trouble, I have taught them several principles with several different layers of understanding. Does the story have to be verifiable to have the same effect? It is definitely stronger if the child thinks it is real,…

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