Month: May 2021

  • Master of His Craft

    “Whatever you are, be a good one.” Abraham Lincoln Our youngest son washes dishes at an upscale restaurant in the city where he lives. The other night we took him out to dinner and I asked him, “How’s your dishwashing job going?” You could’ve heard a pin drop. “Dad, it’s not just dishwashing. I’m the […]

  • The “answer”

    I couldn’t sleep the other night. So I turned on the living room television, but found mostly infomercials. Some guy with a mullet and a bow tie hoped to sell me, “The Answer.” “Yes! For just two easy payments of $39.95, you can possess the greatest wealth building secrets of all time–conveniently printed on three […]

  • Why Do We Run?

    It was to be a stress-reducing two mile run after school. Taking off from the flag pole, I planned an out and back route designed to avoid clusters of children walking home. But as I rounded a corner, there they were: four kids spaced out on the sidewalk like cones on an obstacle course. “Hey! […]

  • Unless the Lord Builds

    Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Psalm 127:1 (NIV) As I’ve mentioned before, my wife and I are compulsive watchers of the HGTV (Home and Garden Television) network. The other night we saw a rerun of Holmes Makes It Right that gave me nightmares! If you haven’t seen it, the […]

  • Why Cover That Up?

    As I’ve mentioned before, my wife and I are big fans of the HGTV (Home and Garden Television) network. We’ve watched so many home renovation shows we should be experts by now–at least in theory! The other night we were scratching our heads, along with Ben Napier from the show Hometown. Underneath some puke green […]

  • Postage Due

    Hand-written cards via snail mail. ☑️ Oops. Do I have stamps?