Do you have milestones only you remember? I'm having one today. June 14th is the 35th anniversary of my ordination into Christian ministry. Over the past decades, year after year, it is mostly just me remembering the day that changed my life forever. Well, just God and me, remembering. I'm not writing about it to… Continue reading A Quiet Anniversary
Argh and ugh are my two favorite kind-of-not-real words for expressing what is almost inexpressible. I use them when life seems so DIFFICULT. Lately, I seem to be using them more. Many things seem to be increasingly hard, uncertain and antagonistic. From Will Smith to fill-in-the-blank here, we all are not our best selves these… Continue reading Argh! Ugh!
The Golden Thread
In ministry and life I've seen a some hard things. Some have been difficult things for me personally so many others have been the excruciating things other people have had to endure. I could name them all from work to relationships to financial troubles to church woes, or our mental and physical health issues, but… Continue reading The Golden Thread
This weekend was another happy college football weekend for our family, if you don't count the outcome of the game. It was especially delicious for us because all our children were there, our son-in-law, our grandson, other relatives and lots of friends, old and new. Football weekends are always very busy and loud with cannons,… Continue reading Breaking News
A Bucket of Skunks
I was loading my car early in the morning to head home from my daughter's house to mine, readying myself for the five-hour drive, when I saw it. Actually, the smell of it came before the seeing. It stopped me in my tracks, a bucket of dead skunks. Okay, it was a bucket of two dead skunks but… Continue reading A Bucket of Skunks