It is with a deep sense of regret and anticipatory grief that I feel it necessary to announce the retirement of my favorite Alaska T-Shirt. This trusty T has serve faithfully and well most Saturdays for the past three years. It has been through a lot and never has it complained. It has endured many, … Continue reading Retirement Announcement
"It's really good to know God loves us." Recently, Telesa and I were having dinner with a few of our grandchildren. We were talking, as usual, about a variety of topics in rapid succession. As is often the case, our conversation turned to spiritual things. I do not recall all the details of this discussion. … Continue reading It’s really good to know God loves us
Mornings matter to me. I would like to sleep in like I used to, sometimes; but there is so much to miss. This morning, sleep is an impossibility. My spirit is disturbed about a multifaceted people matter, which shall remain unnamed. It has dominated my thoughts for a couple of nights now. Getting to sleep … Continue reading Three things to know when facing menacing serpents
Rainfall through the night freshened the air and cleansed the earth. Even still, gently falling rain tickles the earth and makes me smile. The sun enjoys this weather so much it has postponed its rising. A few birds somewhere in the distance have found a dry place from which to sing their morning songs. Quiet. … Continue reading May this be
I found my favorite hat. It was missing for several weeks. In fact, I hadn't seen it since we moved. I knew it was somewhere. It would soon be found. Still, it was gone. This hat always occupied a special place, hanging on the bed post on my side of the bed. The fact that … Continue reading I found my favorite hat!
Serving as a Volunteer Chaplain at the site of the World Trade Center Tragedy, Ground Zero, was the experience of a lifetime. Here are some of my thoughts, which were written very early on. I have published this on numerous occasions in the past. I do so again, to help us remember and never forget. … Continue reading From Ground Zero
Do you know the woman who can just barely see over the steering wheel? Based on appearances, she is a senior citizen. She has those tiny curlers in her hair—the ones with brushes in them. You might know her as the grey haired speed demon who wears the tint-changing, light-adapting photochromic trifocal glasses and drives … Continue reading A special request for the people of Charlotte, North Carolina