Most of the time, I am just fine. Perfectly contented. Happy right where I am. But ever so often, I find myself struggling with loneliness which leads to self-pity. A couple of weeks ago, that is exactly where I was. Sundays are the worse. There’s something about going to church alone, then leaving alone. I … More Always Welcome
This was orignally posted in December 2016, but I thought it was worth reading again. Remember, this is from 2 years ago, so it wasn’t this past Sunday’s sermon (Dec 2018) that I refer to. With all the hustle and bustle, the lights, the gifts, the busyness of the season, it is so easy to … More Missing Christmas?
Every single day is a gift. Unfortunately, too many of those days we fail to stop and recognize that fact. Sometimes it takes a sudden jolt to wake us up to notice how precious each day truly is. This past Friday my family had one of those jolts. It was completely unexpected and we were … More The Fragility of Life
In its 80th year of production, The Lost Colony is the outdoor drama that brings to the stage the story of the English settlement on the Roanoke River whose whereabouts still remain a mystery. My sister, my 2 grandchildren and I had the privilege to relive that time earlier this week. Because my sister and … More Learning From The Past
With all the hustle and bustle, the lights, the gifts, the busyness of the season, it is so easy to actually miss Christmas. Of course, I know the day will come and it will go, but will we even notice it’s Christmas? Santa has taken over the day. Now don’t get me wrong, I love … More Missing Christmas?
“Love first. Ask questions later.” This is the premise of Preemptive Love, an organization founded by Jeremy Courtney and his wife. Their mission is to secure surgery for children in Iraq that are suffering from life-threatening heart conditions. At the beginning, they had to send the children out of the country for these surgeries, but … More Some Musings
Events of the past 10 days or so have resurrected some feelings inside of me that have been dormant for a while. A member of what I consider extended family had to say so long to his wife of 64 years this past week after a tough time of much sickness. It was hard to … More Surviving A Loss