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?
The Monday after Thanksgiving is labeled Cyber Monday since it is the biggest online shopping day of the year. In an effort to counter the rampant consumerism that surrounds the Christmas season, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has, in recent years, been designated as Giving Tuesday to encourage people to donate to their favorite charity, ministry … Continue reading No Room for Mr. Wiggles
Every once in a while, I come across an article that possesses such insight, such wisdom that it is worth reading over and over again. It is not only worth keeping but sharing as well. Sifting through a box I had labeled “do not throw away,” I stumbled across an older correspondence entitled, “Memory Tattoos.” … Continue reading Memory Tattoos
Recently I heard that Brown University plans to offer a course to help men unlearn toxic masculinity. Forgive the chuckling you hear. The very thought that a college class at a liberal university can somehow convert a toxic male into the Left’s vision of perfect manhood deserves at least a laugh, if not a loud … Continue reading Toxic Masculinity…and What Women Really Want
Four-letter words have a bad rap. A synonym for cussing for as long as I can remember, speaking one of these bawdry four-letter words in my youth always resulted in a certain mouth being washed out with a bar of soap. It is only a wicked coincidence that the word “soap” also possesses a mere … Continue reading In Defense of Four-Letter Words