This Thing Called Prayer

The American reality television series called American Pickers has popularized the little known past-time of “picking.”  This captivating show of exploring barns, sheds, workshops, and attics in hopes of discovering unique, collectible, and sometimes valuable items of Americana vaulted the program to the History Channel’s highest-rated show.  In my case, I don’t have to go … Continue reading This Thing Called Prayer

Life Lessons I Have Learned from My Children – Part 2 How to Treat a Restaurant Server.

Being a parent, I have always tried to be mindful about how my behavior influences my children.  Ironically, there are some life lessons they have taught me.  Case in point — how to treat a server at a restaurant. Two of my daughters served as waitresses at various times during their high school and college … Continue reading Life Lessons I Have Learned from My Children – Part 2 How to Treat a Restaurant Server.

Avoiding the Chainsaw-Toting Mama – A Mother’s Day Reflection

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