As you may have noticed by now, my blog posts vary widely in topic and tone. For my last post of January 2020, I think it’s time to enjoy a chuckle. It is a common saying for grandparents that if they knew grandchildren would be this much fun, they would have had them first. I … Continue reading Grandkids are Good Medicine
I sometimes wonder if there is a common misconception among married women that a husband sitting quietly, deep in thought, must be either upset or up to no good. Seeing the studious look upon my countenance one recent morning, my wife asked, “Is everything ok?” Wanting to quickly dispel any notion that I might be … Continue reading The Manly Art of Pondering
It all started with a box of Cracker Jacks. I don’t remember much from my fourth-grade year at Toney Elementary in 1960. I recall Mrs. Jakes was my teacher. And I remember a box of Cracker Jacks. Our principal, Mr. Grady, announced over the speaker one Friday afternoon that anyone who came to Sunday School … Continue reading Cracker Jack Gospel
Feeling Blue? According to some psychological researchers, you are not alone. January can be a dreary, depressing, downhearted month. More specifically, the first Monday of January is considered the most miserable day of the year. Did I just hear an Amen? Multiple factors contribute to so many of us feeling gloomy and guilty. We have … Continue reading Blue Monday?
It was the day after Christmas 2019, and the last place I wanted to go was the local Mall and face the crowds of people returning unwanted gifts. Yet here in a crowded suburban mall, it was I who received an unexpected gift…one wrapped in tears of grace. Even as I type this, my emotions … Continue reading Tears of Grace
I just had an epiphany about Epiphany. The annual Christian Feast day of Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day, will be celebrated this year on Monday, January 6, 2020. This day marks the official end of the twelve days of Christmas and celebrates the journey of the Wise Men who followed yonder star and … Continue reading Wise Men Tell No Lies