Those of you who have being reading this blog for awhile know that I collect quotations. I have seven small file drawers crammed with 3 X 5 cards on which I have written thousands of quotes over the years, mostly from books or magazines I’ve read. I wrote about my collection in my post for […]
My sister, Mary Ann Hartman, passed away a few weeks ago after a brief illness. She was 77. A widow, the mother of five and grandmother of nine, she was my only sister and my best friend. The day before Thanksgiving she learned she had cancer in her stomach, liver, and kidneys. Prior to this […]
Some of us have a negative view of winter. We see it as a season of cold that disrupts our routine and puts a damper on our fun. Have you ever noticed how some of the weather people speak about winter? They say we will be attacked by a cold front. Or we should prepare […]
Alex and Candice are siblings, ages 13 and 11 respectively. (They are also my grandnephew and grandniece). As siblings, they sometimes fight over who gets to ride in the front seat of the car. One day Alex decided to do something about their quarreling. He drew up a legal contract that set the “rules” for […]
Christmas is a time to celebrate the coming of Jesus into our world and into our personal everyday lives. Here is a little poem I wrote for Christmas, but it can be prayed all year long.
What does opportunity look like? Sometimes it looks like opportunity. A college offers you a substantial scholarship. An acquaintance recommends you for a job with good pay and better working conditions. Or a co-worker retires and you are asked to assume her leadership position. In all these cases, opportunity looks like opportunity.
One of my favorite gospel stories is Jesus’ cure of the bent woman on the Sabbath. It is found in Luke 13:10-17. The story is brief, but it speaks volumes about freedom and compassion and how we partner with God in the plan of salvation.
Advent is that time of year we prepare for the Coming of Jesus in history (as a baby in Bethlehem), in mystery (as the Divine Intrusion into our own time and place), and in the fullness of time (at the Second Coming). To enrich our celebration of this beautiful time of the year, here are […]
Matt Harding, a native of Connecticut, was working as a video-game designer in Australia. In his early 20’s, he found his work “insulating.” So he decided to quit his job and travel the world with a couple of friends. On a whim, his friends took videos of him dancing in front of one famous landmark […]