Happy Thanksgiving!!!

   Traveling over the river and through the woods or staying close to home, give thanks for blessings large and small; with God we are never alone. B Blessed! Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! 1 Chronicles 16:8 NKJV Oh, give thanks to the Lord,Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!!!”

Great and Grateful…

Living in the “Bible Belt,” I read many a church sign. Some of them are witty, and others are downright weird. I did come across one that I did like. It read “A GRATEFUL MIND IS A GREAT MIND.” As I reflected on that particular sign, I thought about my various “states of mind” onContinue reading “Great and Grateful…”

For Better or For Worse…

By the time you read this, I should be well on my way to celebrate my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. My “ride or die” and I are off to spend some quality time together as we reminisce upon our better and our worse, the rich and the poor and appreciate the fact we are in relativelyContinue reading “For Better or For Worse…”

Sunrise, Sunset…

“Sunrise, sunset Sunrise, sunset Swiftly fly the years One season following another Laden with happiness and tears” –Fiddler on The Roof These lyrics came to mind today as I sat on the porch and thought about all the changes my family managed this year. Life as an empty nester is finally sinking in as thereContinue reading “Sunrise, Sunset…”

Keep it moving…

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. Exodus 13:21 NKJV Last week I endured enjoyed a “road trip” with my oldest who is now safely deposited inContinue reading “Keep it moving…”

What Say You?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” James Baldwin “It [Democracy] is a great word, whose history, I suppose, remains unwritten, because that history has yet to be enacted” Anthony Whitman “History, despite its wrenching pain, Cannot beContinue reading “What Say You?”

A Few More Lessons From a Spider…

I’ve learned a thing or two from spiders over the years. My favorite spider is Charlotte from the E. B. White classic Charlotte’s Web. These days the increase of spiders in my yard hint that fair time will soon be upon us. Even as a kid, one of the best things I liked about CharlotteContinue reading “A Few More Lessons From a Spider…”

Don’t Be Deceived…

I was recently reminded to be a bit more mindful and not merely act on what I “think” I see. Our enemies aren’t always obvious. They rarely arrive with a pitchfork and horns. Some are flatterers, even endearing. Many are manipulative and masters of illusion, leading us to make assumptions that can cause us greatContinue reading “Don’t Be Deceived…”

True Independence…

Freedom for black and white or red and blue No increase for me at the expense of you That faith not fear would rule this land That justice could rule with an even hand Would those who fought for the red, white and blue Be honored and cherished for all they went through We chooseContinue reading “True Independence…”