It happened

After almost 650,000 deaths in the U.S., Covid has finally crept into my world. I just had the first person that I knew well die of Covid this week, and it feels just like I thought it would. Awful. I had not talked to this person in a long time, but he was a bigContinue reading “It happened”

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”

A HUNDRED BUCKS!?!

Did I hear this right? They’re starting to pay people a hundred dollars to get the vaccine?!? I got mine in May. Can I get another one please? Can I get several other ones please? What a crazy world we live in! Paying people to get a free thing that prevents death. Maybe I canContinue reading “A HUNDRED BUCKS!?!”

Childhood bedroom

I’ve worked 2 days recently clearing the clutter out of my childhood bedroom, and I can now proudly declare that there is room on either side of the bed and at the foot of the bed to actually walk! The room seems ginormous now and my mother is getting excited about possibly using the extraContinue reading “Childhood bedroom”

I’ve never texted!

That’s right. I have never sent a text message. I’ve read a few before when I thought it might be something important, but I’ve never sent one. I’m trying to be the oldest American to have never sent a text. I know a lot of elderly people will have to die off before I canContinue reading “I’ve never texted!”

Were you the tree?

It’s really starting to feel like we’re coming out of this Covid darkness. The increased optimism and sense of normalcy is starting to become more and more evident with each passing day. This feeling is sneaking up on me, almost to the point that I’m forgetting how grateful I should be. I guess I wasContinue reading “Were you the tree?”

Jesus busts a cap in the leper

I was thinking back this morning to those verses in Matthew where a leper approaches Jesus, and gets a little too aggressive with his pleas for healing, and Jesus has to drop him with his Smith and Wesson. Oh wait, wait, wait…. that doesn’t sound right. Oh, I’m confusing it for the time in LukeContinue reading “Jesus busts a cap in the leper”

Fore!

I found this great set of verses in the sixth chapter of Proverbs that seems to go with someone that’s been in the news a lot in the last 5 years or so. It goes like this… “A soundrel and a villain goes around with crooked speech, winking the eyes, shuffling the feet, pointing theContinue reading “Fore!”

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”

Letting go

I’ve been trying to do some painting recently – abstract art mainly, and I find I make much more interesting paintings when I have no idea what I’m going to paint. I do my best work, when I put a bunch of paint on a canvas and just start spreading it out. Eventually it takesContinue reading “Letting go”