Category Archives: Personal Musings

Peace in the midst of chaos

Every day we are bombarded with news of some person or group expressing outrage. Everyone seems to be on the lookout for a reason to be offended. There are chips on enough shoulders to build that controversial wall. The most … Continue reading

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Sodom & Gomorrah redux

My heart goes out to the families and friends of the murder victims in Florida. Whenever such a heinous act is committed, it’s natural to wonder why and what we can do to prevent a recurrence. In today’s posting, columnist,  … Continue reading

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Something is missing…

“O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth” Psalm 96:9 (KJV). Definitions of worship 1 : to honor or reverence as a divine being or supernatural power. 2 : to regard with great or extravagant … Continue reading

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How Do You See Yourself?

From the self-help gurus of the past to today’s  “life coaches”, most experts recognize the powerful impact visualization can have on a person’s achievements. If we want to accomplish anything, we first have to be able to see ourselves doing … Continue reading

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The First Raindrop

When I struck out on my daily walk one early morning, I noticed it begin to sprinkle. Just a handful of drops dotted the pavement, with the first drying up almost before the others hit and I managed to complete … Continue reading

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Why the controversy?

I have three lovely granddaughters, the children of my oldest son, and now my middle son and his sweet wife are expecting my first grandson. This week they shared their latest ultrasound photo of this precious little boy. The image … Continue reading

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Reaching out

The comic strip Pearls Before Swine, by Stephen Pastis, once featured Rat saying to his friend the goat, “I have not gone to church in a long time.”  The goat responds, “Oh, yeah? Why is that?” and Rat replies, “I’m … Continue reading

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God’s gift of humor

I was recently introduced to the Christian satirical website The Babylon Bee. This site skewers our human foibles in categories of News, Christian Living, Celebs, Politics, Church, Lifestyle, Sports, and Entertainment.  After being pointed to the site by my son, … Continue reading

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Words to Live By

In 2018, this weekly blog will enter its tenth year. The past decade has seen changes, upheavals, turmoil, and tragedies, as well as celebrations and blessings too numerous to count, both personally and worldwide. However, there has been one constant. … Continue reading

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Is Christmas Disappearing?

I live in a household of word-lovers. Conversations are thick with puns and creative word play, so it wasn’t too surprising when I announced to my son the other day that I was planning to dematerialize Christmas this year, his predictably melodramatic response was, … Continue reading

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