In this ever-evolving genderless world we call the New Enlightenment, to suggest that a husband serves a role as protector of his wife and children is a most politically-incorrect concept, if not outright inflammatory to those feminists among us. But don’t tell that to my wife. She readily admits to appreciating this traditional male function. … Continue reading Getting Married Saved My Life
The wedding ring has long symbolized endless, eternal love. A circle, with no beginning or end, is said to symbolize infinity. A gold wedding band first adorned the fourth finger of my left hand on September 2, 1972. I planned to wear it forever. Now, three wedding rings later, I have a story to share … Continue reading The Tale of Three Wedding Rings
Our local church has encouraged families to meet in small groups to build faith and community. Twice a month, our Friends of Faith group meets to discuss a topic/chapter in our latest book of choice. This week’s discussion group started as usual with some small talk, as we sampled the light hors d’oeuvres, followed … Continue reading The Last Dollar
The title of the opinion piece caught my eye. "Dear militant feminists, stop messing it up for the rest of us." The author, Carol Roth, is a "recovering" investment banker, bestselling author of "The Entrepreneur Equation," and television news contributor. The article (1) expresses her fears that good manners are being killed because some women … Continue reading They Are Always Watching
We arrived on time for our divine appointment — we just didn’t realize we had one. My wife and I decided to spend a few days in St. Augustine, Florida, touring the historical sites, exploring the eclectic shops and boutiques, and sampling the local cuisine. An arts festival was in full bloom and artists were … Continue reading A Rendezvous with Rosa
A recent email from my favorite tool equipment company has suggested that Moms want to get their yard-work done quickly and get back to what truly matters, family. Moms, so says the email, deserve the very best. The headline of the ad-mail reads “Dear MOM, Happy Mother’s Day. Love, STIHL.” The implication being that lightweight, … Continue reading Avoiding the Chainsaw-Toting Mama – A Mother’s Day Reflection
I saw a bumper sticker recently that read, “If you really believe Jesus rose from the dead, inform your face.” Christians are the Resurrection people and joy should be the hallmark of our lives. If not, we may need to prayerfully evaluate our relationship with the Lord. I know I have had to do that … Continue reading Daddy’s Easter Basket
“I have a question for you.” That’s a sentence I hear a lot…from my wife. While we dated, it was an expected comment as we both sought to grow in our relationship and get to know each other. Now, as a married couple, it is often how she seeks to get my thoughts or opinions … Continue reading What Do Husbands Want for Valentine’s Day?
Today, February 2nd is Groundhog Day when tradition holds that if a groundhog sees his shadow, he will return to his burrow and we will have six more weeks of Winter. Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, saw his shadow this morning, so springtime in the North may be delayed. Yet his Southern cousin, General … Continue reading Groundhog Morality
One of our daughters and her one-year-old son stopped by the house recently for dinner. She had just returned from a visit to the pediatrician where she learned that her son only had a cold and not the flu. While there, the doctor also determined he had a worse-than-average diaper rash. Hearing my wife and … Continue reading You Want Me to Buy What?