Over the years, I have read books and watched many documentaries about the Holocaust. They are heart-rending. But the most impactful evidence for me have been personal experiences with Holocaust survivors and their liberators. When I attended Dallas Theological Seminary in the late 90s, I remember going to see Shimon Peres speak at the Dallas … Continue reading Holocaust Remembrance Day
Did you notice the error in the blog headline? I didn’t. This salutation went out on one of my newsletters. I've been proofreading a lot of materials lately and am amazed how much I miss, even after I go through them several times. One of my more humorous episodes was proofreading this newsletter that began … Continue reading Hi, Fiend!
Get Out the Vote
When I was in the Navy, I was stationed in Scotland for two years. So Thursday night I stayed up late to watch the early returns on their vote for independence from the United Kingdom. What I found fascinating was the extraordinary high turnout - nationwide 84.6%. In contrast, the official turnout in the latest … Continue reading Get Out the Vote
A Partnership with God
Partnership: (n.) a contractual relationship between two or more persons working together for a common purpose. When a person trusts in Jesus, His Holy Spirit comes to live inside that person. God gives us His Spirit so that we can have an intimate relationship with Him and enjoy the marvelous gifts He has for us. … Continue reading A Partnership with God
100 Days to Black Friday
Before Labor Day I received this notice. I was not sure to whether to be upset that people were thinking about Christmas shopping before Summer was gone or to be grateful for the reminder that I need to finalize my plans for my flight back home for the Holidays before all the good fares are … Continue reading 100 Days to Black Friday
Celebrate Labor Day
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23-23 (NIV)In 1894 the U.S. Congress established our annual Labor Day holiday, … Continue reading Celebrate Labor Day
Discovery . . . ?
Pads of paper are sprinkled around my apartment – on my nightstand, in the kitchen and bathroom, next to the phone and my rocking chair. I’ve gotten to that age where if it isn’t written down, it doesn’t exist. So I pen these little reminders – things to do, grocery lists, . . . and … Continue reading Discovery . . . ?
Fireworks and Fountains
On Monday a group of girlfriends met at Bonefish Grill to celebrate the 50th birthday of a dear co-worker.Unfortunately, when we called for the dinner reservation, the only seating was on the outdoor patio.Have you ever been in Orlando in the summer? Do you like hot and muggy weather?We expected a miserable time without air … Continue reading Fireworks and Fountains
No Brag, Just Fact
“The Guns of Will Sonnett” ran two seasons in 1967-69, but I still remember its repeated line. Walter Brennan played the patriarch of a family of fast guns. Will Sonnett was an ex-cavalry scout and gunfighter who roamed the west with his grandson, seeking his wandering son. In numerous adventures, the two displayed their prowess … Continue reading No Brag, Just Fact
“Old Maid Schoolteacher”
What comes to mind when you hear the term, "old maid schoolteacher"? The stereotype female who no man really wanted to marry, so now she is an elderly, probably homely, crotchety spinster who has to support herself? This idea is wrong. My Aunt Bertha was a natural teacher. She had the talent, training and … Continue reading “Old Maid Schoolteacher”