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?”

Robin Williams

Yesterday was the 7th anniversary of Robin Williams death, and it still kind of hurts. I remember the shock and all the tributes and I remember being really mad at times. I was mad that he did all of those movies that dealt with suicide and suicidal thoughts and strong emotions, and then killed himselfContinue reading “Robin Williams”

Forest for the trees

“Can’t see the forest for the trees” has always been one of my favorite expressions. I was reminded of that this week on a trip to Weiss lake in Alabama. I “accidentally” overheard an older couple arguing about work that needed to be done around their lake house, and they were really going at it!Continue reading “Forest for the trees”

Art show

I’ve got an art show coming up next week, and I’m really excited about it. I get a 24 foot wall in a gallery in Huntsville, Al, and the 7 paintings I chose of mine will be up for a month and a half…. unless some sell(hopefully). I had a hard time deciding what toContinue reading “Art show”

I miss my mansion

I miss my mansion. No, I wasn’t once rich and lost it all, and when I say “my” mansion, I didn’t actually own it. When I was fresh out of college I got a job at the University of Alabama in Huntsville as the “Facilities Manager” and one of the amazing perks of that jobContinue reading “I miss my mansion”

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!”

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”

Shut up thunder!

Last night we had not one, but two loud thunderstorms back to back, and I couldn’t help thinking of the story from Matthew where Jesus “rebuked” the storm. There’s a lot of things I like about that story. First of all, they had to wake him up! Jesus was such a deep sleeper that heContinue reading “Shut up thunder!”

Virtual Insanity

I was listening to a 1990’s alternative rock station yesterday, and one of my favorite songs came on… “Virtual Insanity” by Jamiroquai. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a really cool upbeat song about serious topics, which I guess is the best way to address some topics, but I was struck by how theContinue reading “Virtual Insanity”

Rainforest Death

My title makes it seem like I’m going to talk about the destruction of the rainforests, which is probably something I should do one day, but my actual topic is my own death. When I was in high school I had a dream that was so real and so vivid and so dynamic that it’sContinue reading “Rainforest Death”