A cold walk

On my morning walk today I passed a guy who was wearing only jeans and a light sweater. It was 51 degrees and raining and very windy this morning. I’m not sure if he was homeless, but he definitely was having a tough start to his day. He had to be freezing. I wanted toContinue reading “A cold walk”

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?”


One thing I look forward to about the end of July is that the figs on our fig tree start to ripen. I don’t even really like figs that much, but I like the idea of a bunch of fruit being readily accessible each morning without any work. I didn’t have to water the treeContinue reading “Figs!”

Just a few things, God

As I was mowing my yard this morning, it occurred to me once again how lucky we are to have such a loving, and amazing Deity, but it also occurred to me that there are a few things that I wish were different. So, I don’t mean to look a gift Creator in the Omnipotence,Continue reading “Just a few things, God”

Stuff units

I tried to walk into my middle and youngest daughter’s room recently, and there was no place for me to put my feet. I couldn’t take one step into the room, because there were toys and clothes and papers and stuff everywhere. Now, I know this is not an isolated event. I know kids andContinue reading “Stuff units”

Back to work

I enjoy running, but as each new year arrives, and I get one more year away from my athletic prime it gets harder and harder to get into it. I take December and January off, which I guess doesn’t help matters, so when I really get “back to work” in February, I most definitely feelContinue reading “Back to work”

2020 is over…Hooray!

This year, we decided not to do a Christmas card. Instead we sent out a New Year’s Eve card that said “2020 is over, Hooray!” We’re so glad this year is over, but I kind of hate to start the new year with such a bad opinion of the last, so this morning I googled,Continue reading “2020 is over…Hooray!”

Super nurses

On Sunday afternoon I went to a memorial chapel for someone that died right before Christmas. I’ve always felt uncomfortable dealing with death and the loved ones left behind, and especially at Christmastime. I felt awkward and nervous and I’m ashamed to say that I was so relieved once I was out of there. ButContinue reading “Super nurses”

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”

100 years ago

In my last blog I joked about “if we ever get that stimulus check”, and then it was finally approved, so today I’m going to joke about that 50 million dollars I want. Just kidding. I was really thinking about how things tend to look up or appear more promising and optimistic at Christmastime, andContinue reading “100 years ago”