Thursday, June 3, 2010


Winter is gone (finally).
Spring is almost, too.
Before summer pushes its way in for good (or ill),
here is a last bit of spring for you.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

...birthday wishes...

Though Facebook can be the source of much time wasting, it does have some redeeming qualities. Reconnecting with people you've lost touch with is loads of fun, but getting all those extra birthday wishes is definitely the best part. I know everybody gets prompted that it is your birthday, but that is okay. As the number gets higher and higher I'll take whatever good wishes I can get...prompted or not!

Monday, December 7, 2009

...Christmas music...

Please press "pause" on my Christmas playlist at the bottom of this page to fully enjoy this "Crazy" organ solo of Go Tell It On the Mountain.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

...CHRISTmas time is here...

Christ...the real gift of Christmas

Monday, November 30, 2009

...nature's small gifts...

Young boy fishing with his dog: Palm Beach County, Florida
Today I was driving behind a truck. One of those extended cab pick up things. As I followed behind I could make out the outline of a dog sitting in the middle of its backseat. It seemed to be one of those big, short-haired, floppy eared dogs that you see hanging around with guys with extended cab pick ups.

As we were driving along I was watching the back of this dog's head and just pondering the relationship between man and dog. The loyalty, the trust, the give and take of dominance between man and his companion whom we lifted up out of nature to suit our needs. Were we selfish to force our domination of one of nature's creations? What benefits does the dog receive from this relationship?

As I looked and pondered, something else came into view in the truck ahead. I saw something white on the dog's head. I looked again and saw a tiny white hand, a quarter the size of the dog's head. I couldn't see the hand's owner, they were too small to be seen over the car seat. But, I could see the white hand stroking the big, soft head over and over. And the dog turned and put it's head down into the seat, I'm sure to offer a big wet kiss to the owner of the little hand.

I've seen many beautiful places around the world. Sights that seemed almost too spectacular to belong in our mortal realm. But, the more I see, the more I appreciate the small and subtle blessings in nature that surround us every day. Like a kid and a dog.

Friday, November 27, 2009 cup overfloweth...

So many things to be thankful for.  Family, food, fun together.  The ease and comfort of being among those who know and accept you whatever the outcome of your Thanksgiving experiments.  While those away from us were missed, we were together in our hearts...and through our stomachs!  

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

Go ahead and say your thanks to someone (out loud) today.  Only good can come from an attitude of gratitude.  Make it a habit. 

Psalm 30:12

Monday, November 23, 2009