Best movie prayer

As a Christian, I like to look for great spiritual messages in popular culture. Often times they are few and far between, but for that reason when I find one, it is usually special and stays with me over time. I found one of my favorite prayers in an action movie about vikings of allContinue reading “Best movie prayer”

Two months!

Two months ago we had 4000 new Covid cases in the U.S., and I was like okay….pretty soon we’ll be down into the hundreds and then it will basically be over! I’ve got to stop saying things like that to myself. Yesterday we had 187,000 new cases in the U.S. How do you go fromContinue reading “Two months!”

Ralph from Spiritual Laws

It’s been a while since I did a blog and a while since I did a Ralph Waldo Emerson blog, so here goes… This is from “Spiritual Laws”… “A little consideration of what takes place around us every day would show us that a higher law than that of our will regulates events; that ourContinue reading “Ralph from Spiritual Laws”

What’s the hurry?

I was reminded recently as I was passed by multiple motorists on Highway 72 in northeast Alabama that one of the great things about being a Christian is that we never again have to be in a hurry. When we die, we get to go to paradise with our Creator for eternity. We get toContinue reading “What’s the hurry?”


I was listening to the Pink Floyd song “Time” the other day, and I realized with quite a bit of shame that despite understanding the correctness of the message when I first heard this song 25+ years ago, I failed to take that message to heart. I agreed with the message of getting great thingsContinue reading “Time”

Happy 4th?

Last night my city did an early fireworks display at the park across the street from our house, and when I was getting chairs set up for us in the front yard I asked my oldest daughter if she was ready to go out and see the fireworks, and she told me she didn’t wantContinue reading “Happy 4th?”

Forgotten granddaughters

Today I need to get back in touch with my granddaughters. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve forgotten some of their names. But in my defense, there are over 20 names to remember – maybe even 30 at this point. I’m speaking (of course) about my 11-year-old daughter’s Cabbage Patch Cuties. At one point I knewContinue reading “Forgotten granddaughters”

“In Christ Alone”

I’m going through a scary time in my life right now, but I know I’m not alone, and that my problems are not what I should be focusing on… this great song by Stuart Townend is a great way to get through tough times, and I would especially recommend the Newsboys version…. In Christ aloneContinue reading ““In Christ Alone””

Goose fingers

Is it just me, or are Canadian Geese taking over the planet? We have a couple of small ponds across the street from our neighborhood, and geese are everywhere over there! When you walk by you have to dodge their weird grey and green poop, and you have to make sure you don’t get tooContinue reading “Goose fingers”

Wottle the Throttle

Lately I’ve been trying to focus on slow and steady productivity rather than the explosions of effort that I have sometimes. I’m pretty sure I get more done in the long run when I’m slow and steady, and to add to that I’m pretty sure I get more done when I do it my way…Continue reading “Wottle the Throttle”