The End

Normally those two words connote the finale of a play, movie, or some form of entertainment. They are   literally an “ending”. However, I am finding that they are also a beginning. This is the time of the year we are watching many of our children matriculate from high...

Coordinated Excellence

I had the privilege today to be a helper at our local Food Pantry Co-op. We loaded a trailer full of food items from our church and took them over with several volunteers to help sort. They lovingly took us in and informed us how their process works. It is a wonderful...

Much To Do About Nuthin’

Do you ever have those days when you are in between?  Maybe you are in between deadlines, school semesters, emergencies, or whatever.  In those in between times we can get bored and almost listless. When asked what we are up to we often respond “nuthin”.  (I am...

When Do I Get a Break?

Have you ever said those words or at least thought them? Usually it is in a season where everything is less than perfect and we are being stretched because of circumstances beyond our control. Maybe our kid’s schedule is defining our lives. It could be taking care of...

Weather Channel Quits

This is the headline that I expect to see soon based on the weather we have been having in Georgia this year. We are going through all four seasons in a week. It is nuts! I truly don’t think I have ever witnessed weather that was this unpredictable. We are hot one day...

I Used to Could….

The title of this blog sounds like something from Jeff Foxworthy’s Redneck Dictionary. However, I find that is often a fitting phrase in my current world. This week I had to help, or should l say attempt to help, my son with math. “I used to could” do math! At one...

The Sacrifice

There was a break in the sub-zero temperatures that had prevailed for multiple days. The sun finally came out and the temperature reached a balmy twenty-four degrees. Two best friends decided it was time to get out of their houses and explore. They bundled properly...

Get Closer

I like detail in most things. Detail gives us security in that we feel something is thought out and thoroughly considered. In art, for example, I am intrigued by the detail that great artists place in a painting or sculpture. It somehow makes it more authentic to me....

Church Signs

Before I begin, let me say that I know there are two schools of thought on church signs. Some people love them and some hate them. While I can appreciate the occasional clever sign, I find them lacking. They are often an attempt to get people to come to church through...

They Are Back

I saw a cartoon the other day that said “I am one year clean and doing well, but my dealer is back in town.”  The next caption shows a girl scout selling cookies. It is amazing to watch the girls come out of the woodwork during cookie season and see how excited people...