Swaddling Clothes

Merry Christmas everyone! I am so happy this morning, this Christmas Eve at 5:21 in the A.M. I am filled with hope and anticipation for tomorrow and next week and next year and this process started earlier this morning when I was awakened with the thought of “swaddling clothes” in my mind. I’ll never understandContinue reading “Swaddling Clothes”

Five dollars for gas?

I once went to Walmart to get a belt, and when I went to pay for it, the price was $5 less than the sticker price. On my way out to my car, my excitement about my savings, (because it doesn’t take much to excite me), was interrupted by a young man who asked ifContinue reading “Five dollars for gas?”

Billionaires

(This is a reblog – sorry – busy today) It has come to my attention that there is something in this world called a “billionaire”. I didn’t even know this was possible, but apparently some people out there have over a billion dollars! Not a million or ten million or 100 million, but a BILLION!Continue reading “Billionaires”

Try the dessert

In the past, I have talked about my disappointment in how we as Americans are so sharply divided along party lines. I keep seeing examples of “Well, I can’t like him anymore because he’s a Democrat or she doesn’t have any sense, because she’s a Republican.” There’s a lot of instant anger and judgment withoutContinue reading “Try the dessert”

Nothing new

As it says in Ecclesiastes, “there is nothing new under the sun.” This is my 42nd blog, and everything I’ve ever written in these blogs has been said before – somewhere. None of what I said was a completely original thought, originating with me. Some of what I said was in fact original to myContinue reading “Nothing new”

Possessions Possess

I’ve been selling off some of my stuff lately. Not the sentimental stuff, but things that I put back that had value, but no real connection to me or my family or the imagination. I managed to completely empty a safe deposit box today and do away with it, thereby saving me $37.10 a yearContinue reading “Possessions Possess”

Public Prayer

It’s not often that reading the Bible has made me stop doing something considered virtuous, but when I read Matthew 6: 5-6 it made me almost completely stop praying in public. I still do on rare and special occasions, but for the most part, thanks to those verses, when I pray it’s when I’m completelyContinue reading “Public Prayer”

The weary blogger

Most days I’m pretty upbeat about things, even during the Corona Age, but on certain days I find that I have to avoid any and all kinds of news in order to stay optimistic. Today is one of those days. I’m sick of hearing about politics. I’m tired of hearing about social problems. And I’mContinue reading “The weary blogger”