The Dimension of Time

Time itself is a strange concept. When we are enjoying ourselves, time seems to move quickly. When we are uncomforable, time seems to move slowly. When we are kids, time seems to pass slowly. Each day is so long; Christmas and Summer Vacation are always light years away. As adults, sometimes we stop and realize … More The Dimension of Time

The January Squeeze

The festivities of the holidays are over–the relatives have been visited, food has been consumed in huge quantities, eggnog has been inhaled, and presents exchanged and re-gifted. We now return to our normally scheduled life. I have noticed that every January–no matter how well planned December was-January is a squeeze! It’s supposed to be a New … More The January Squeeze

Can I get a Spam Filter on My Life?

I must admit that WordPress has the best spamfilter I’ve ever encountered. Those programmers must have been filled to the brim with coffee and donuts on a regular basis to come up with such a sophisticated filter, that actually works. I’ve experienced 99% success with WordPress finding and flagging all those annoying messages in broken English. … More Can I get a Spam Filter on My Life?

Recognizing Jerry

As usual, the names have been changed to disguise the guilty, because, let’s face it, I don’t want any lawsuits! In 1999 I went to Niagara Falls to visit my cousin Norm. While I was there, his half brother Jerry called. I got on the phone with Jerry and we hit it off immediately. We … More Recognizing Jerry

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We had one strange kid in class, his name was Charles, not Charlie, or Chuck or Chad. No nickname. No intimacy. He smelled a little funny, like he didn’t bathe very often. He didn’t really have any friends, but didn’t seem to know any better either. He…

The Year of Mrs. Whitlock -The Lord’s Prayer – Day 3 – in no particular order

Although school prayer had been outlawed in 1963 (?) Mrs. Whitlock was sure to force us to say the “Our Father” every morning right after the Pledge of Allegiance. Our Father who art in Heaven Hallowed be thy name Thy Kingdom Come Thy will be done On Earth as it is in Heaven Give us … More The Year of Mrs. Whitlock -The Lord’s Prayer – Day 3 – in no particular order

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We lined up as instructed, and we marched back to class. The smell of chalkdust permeated our nostrils as we headed back to our desks, and sat down. Mrs. Whitlock addressed the class, “I would like everyone who is able to donate 25 cents so that we can buy a…

If the Church functioned like the Ron Paul Revolution, Jesus would be back by now!

Whatever your opinion of Ron Paul, there is a lot to be learned by watching his supporters. The Bible instructs us to ” 15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Study. Learn. Ron Paul supporters don’t just repeat the Mantra, “End the Fed.” … More If the Church functioned like the Ron Paul Revolution, Jesus would be back by now!

Deadlines

We as humans tend to put forth Super Human strength just before the due date. If someone is running for office, there is a flurry of activity just before election day. If we have a goal such as losing 10 pounds, it makes it easier if we give ourselves a deadline, such as “June 25, … More Deadlines

Did I take a shower today? …because I don’t remember…

Home bound chaos. What day is it? Thursday? Friday? Where’s my car keys? Oh, that appointment isn’t until next week. Oh no, it was yesterday! If you work from home, you know that sometimes the days blend into each other. There’s not much human contact. Night and day blend into each other. Throw a kid … More Did I take a shower today? …because I don’t remember…

Shrinking Mountains

Lest we forget, God has quite a sense of humor. On more than one occasion, I’ve had a problem that I saw as an immovable mountain. When I asked for help, God gave me a BIGGER mountain, which made the first problem look like nothing.  Not exactly the answer I was looking for…. But the … More Shrinking Mountains