The Power of a Pebble and your Smile

resolutions not years but the day

If we all resolved to be better people we would touch so many lives who need that caring hand that leads to hope and a better life. What if in 2019 that began with you? Think of the impact you would make if you reached out and touched one life, who touches another, and that life changes another. One small stone can create a ripple effect of caring that begins simply by being that tiny stone. When you think your life doesn’t make a difference, please think about the influence of a little stone cast into a pond.

I leave you with this thought. Light up someone’s life with your smile — that outstretched hand in their life circumstance. It won’t change the world, but it will change theirs.

the power of a smile

Father, please remind us when the struggle seems unending, when the trial is overwhelming, when darkness overcomes us and we can’t see light,  when hope is hard to find, that we can still change a person’s life with our smile, and being there for that one person. While we may never change the world, we can cast that pebble into a pond and show that smile to that one person who needs it. Who knows? That person might even be me. Amen.

Dr. Kevin James Osborne Psy D., D.Sc., D.D., is the Vice-President of Institutional and Mission Development for St. James the Elder University. He is a chaplain with Holy Catholic Church International. Dr. Kevin Osborne feels God is leading him to study more about theology, music, writing, and counseling. Dr. Karen Osborne D.Sc. in Psychology is a counselor and a writer. Our mission field is wherever God puts us for His glory. Below, is our counseling website. If you feel we can help you, we are only a phone call away at 1-705-316-0725. You can reach us also by emailing us at or

Below, is the link to our counseling website.


About Dr. Kevin Osborne B.A., B.Th., M.A., M.Div., Psy.D. Ph.D. and Th.D. Candidate

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. Two years ago I completed my Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) through St. James the Elder University. On Sept. 26th 2020, I graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Canadian Christian Theological Seminary. These journeys were started over 20 years ago. In 1997 I received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Canada Christian College & Graduate School. Between working and studying it took 13 years to finish it. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on January 22, 2019, in Facing the new year, Rethinking and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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