I worked with a colonel at one point in my career who I admired and got along with rather well. He was the executive officer of the hospital where I worked, and one thing that I admired about him was his desk never had a piece of paper on it unless he was reading it. His desk was perfectly in order. I couldn’t figure out how he did that unless the drawers were jammed full of paper.Read more
When I was a kid most of our neighbors lived at least a quarter of a mile away down a dirt road from us. So the major means of transportation was a bicycle.
Neighbor kids were important if you wanted to play baseball or kick the can or some other sports we will not go into for fear of PETA.Read more
Q: I’m worried about my 10-month-old granddaughter’s health. I love my son and daughterin-law. But when I visited last week, the house was filled with trash, moldy food was stuck to the carpet and dirty diapers were spilling from the trash. My granddaughter is old enough to start crawling, but she’s constrained to an infant seat to keep her from getting into these messes. Should I express my concerns over these troubling health conditions?Read more
While reading in the book of Matthew, I was struck by the rather profound analogy in which Jesus could just as well have been speaking to our current Congress and administration. If you are of a different political persuasion than me you may wish to skip this article and come back next week.Read more
I like to examine words and concepts that we as Christians use freely sometimes without a great deal of thought regarding their true meaning, or at least how they impact our lives. Words like “grace,” “sanctify,” “spirit-life” and others.Read more
Q: This spring I’ve started to realize that, sadly, our family has allowed Memorial Day to become nothing more than a day to celebrate the onset of summer (and eat too much). Even though our kids are fairly young, I want to help them understand what this holiday is truly about. How can we recapture its significance?Read more