Tag Archives: Guest Column

  • Guest Column:


    According to Google, responsibility is “the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something, or having control over someone”. In other words – authority, control, power and leadership. Those are powerful words! In my opinion, responsibility is something you are trusted with more and more as you grow older. Responsibility has to […]

  • Guest Column:
    A Lesson in Respect


    A few weeks ago, my daughter received a lecture about showing more respect at home. It was not the first lecture of its kind. In true preteen style, it was met with an eye roll and a bored, “I know, I know …” It was a frustrating moment. With as many times as we had […]

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    A Few Thoughts on Gratitude By Rev. Linda Bartholomew, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection One of my favorite contemporary theologians is Paul McCartney. Don’t you marvel at how being one of the Beatles was only the start of his career, and how he has had things to say not only about love and life, but […]

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    “Unselfish giving and sharing of resources, time and talents with others.” Performance. Professionalism. Responsiveness. Service. These are the themes that emerged when our community was recently asked to describe the Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD). Our firefighters do indeed spend their days and nights preparing for and responding to emergencies to protect people, property and […]

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    INTEGRITY Famous 1970s pop singer Jackson Brown once advised others to “live so that when your children think of caring, fairness and integrity, they think of you.” The definition of “integrity” is the “quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.” The origin of the word integrity is integrate.  People with integrity usually are […]

  • Guest Column: Diligence


    Baseball is a game of failure. Hall of Fame hitters fail 70% of the time. However, players don’t see it that way. They see baseball success as the great mountain that needs to be conquered. They revel in the little battles and the opportunity to overcome adversity. Each pitch presents an opportunity to do something […]

  • Guest Column: President Lincoln’s Legacy: Honesty, Integrity,
    and Personal Example


    “If people believe in your word, then the opportunity to make a difference is enhanced.” When casually asked to define an “honest person” the logical response is, “It’s someone who tells the truth.” But when honesty is revered as a character trait we need to go beyond a simple definition and ask: What attributes do […]

  • Guest Column: Are you playing fair?


    “Fairness always begins with the right attitude toward others.” As I pulled on my striped shirt and adjusted my hat prior to walking onto CenturyLink Field, I was thinking about two of the players on the Seattle Seahawks football team. As a referee in the National Football League, I am charged with a single assignment…to […]

  • Guest Column: Caring


    Whitworth University has been a PACE partner since its inception. Every September, classes at this university are cancelled for the better part of a day in order for students to take part in service projects throughout the community. The following is my reflection on the traits of caring and compassion as they apply my life […]