Coming Home in Spirit

The website of Donald Lee – author, speaker, spiritual teacher

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Click below to get to get your free sampler – 5 of the 50 parables in the “mini” ebook. It will give you a flavor of the whole book and give you some short inspirational messages.

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"You are as certain of arriving home as is the pathway of the sun laid down before it rises, after it has set, and in the half-lit hours in between"

- A Course in Miracles


About Donald Lee

My life and my website are dedicated to helping people everywhere understand that we are spirit. Our true home is with God, or whatever you choose to call that Divine, Creative, Intelligent, Loving force in the universe. All of us are having a grand adventurous journey home – to God. The closer we come, the happier we are. I am overjoyed to help you along your journey home.

The Band Director's Lessons About Life

Volume 1: 50 Parables on Life's Performance Cycle

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Check out this review of my book by fellow author and blogger (no relation) Lee Hall.

"5 Stars – I thoroughly enjoyed this."


This book’s for you!


It’s a cross between Chicken Soup for the Soul, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, and Conversations with God. If you liked any of those books, you’ll love this one.


In The Band Director’s Lessons About Life, author Donald Lee draws on his decades as both a band director and religion teacher to create modern-day parables from the classroom. People of any religious persuasion—or none—will be delighted and inspired by how these band-room vignettes shine a spiritual light on everyday experiences. The parables are short enough to read in the bathroom yet deep enough to ponder for days.


Every little event has a spiritual dimension—tuning the flute section, a terrible performance, a broken clarinet, and even the ugly band uniforms. You’ll recognize the characters, chuckle at their misadventures, and maybe even learn something about yourself. If you’ve been a kid, if you love music, this book’s for you!

Donald Lee Is “The Band Director”

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What People Are Saying About

The Band Director’s Lessons About Life.

“The stories made me laugh. The reflections made me think. These lessons are for everyone.”

Joanne Byfield,

Journalist, Radio Host, TV Producer

“If you pick up this collection, consider that you found a treasure. I do. It both entertains me, and inspires me.”

Archbishop Gerard Pettipas, C.Ss.R.

Archbishop of Grouard-McLennan

“If you need a little boost in your life, this is the book for you.”

Neil Wilkinson

Past President, Toastmasters International

“Every chapter is a gem that helps one become a better person, a better student, and a better teacher. I will recommend this work to all my music education students. Bravo Donald!”

Dr. Tom Dust

Professor - Secondary Music Education

University of Alberta

Lessons About Life is a well-written, insightful, inspiring work of art presented in a thoughtful, thoroughly enjoyable way. It's timely and highly applicable in today's world. Donald's students were blessed, and now readers will reap the same benefit.”

Michele Preisendorf

Editor with Eschler Editing