WHEN IS IT TOO FAR?

As I watched a portion of the State of the Union address, like many of you, I was appalled at the action taken by the Speaker of the House in shredding that speech. It was not what was in the speech; it was arrogance toward our governing system. While I understand the objections each partyContinue reading “WHEN IS IT TOO FAR?”

CRUMBS

It was another one of those “perfect” mornings that we take pleasure in on a consistent basis in Arizona. I was enjoying my coffee in our screened porch, watching and listening to the water dropping into the pond from our little “waterfall”, and appreciating the variety of birds feeding next to the mandarin orange tree.Continue reading “CRUMBS”

CREATOR OF ALL

Our visit to Biosphere 2 was an experience long to be remembered. While my brain does not revel in the scientific realm, it is sufficiently adaptable to comprehend with fascination something of this magnitude. As long as you are in physical shape to handle the walking and humidity in the various phases, include it inContinue reading “CREATOR OF ALL”

CONSIDER THIS…SOME THOUGHTS ON HEAVEN…

Being a very practical person, I guess I should start at that point…Heaven is always treated in Scripture from a practical point of view. Herbert Lockyer noted: “The thought of Heaven becomes an Element in the Formation of Character… ‘Do not lay up treasures upon earth; lay up treasures in Heaven.’ (Matthew 6:19) Character isContinue reading “CONSIDER THIS…SOME THOUGHTS ON HEAVEN…”

CONSIDER THE COST

Something in me kept saying, “It is an outside source that we cannot see.” I watched closely, hoping to spot the cause of this action that produced such pandemonium. Fleetingly I spotted a hawk in the distance and announced that I had spotted the problem, but the hawk had already distanced itself from us. TheContinue reading “CONSIDER THE COST”

COMMUNICABLE / COMMUNICATED

When a contractor was asked to bring his entire crew into their plant for safety instruction prior to beginning the job, he obliged. The men, with their foreman, arrived at 7:00 a.m. sharp. It was 8:45 a.m. when the contractor arrived and saw his crew departing from the building. He approached the foreman and asked:Continue reading “COMMUNICABLE / COMMUNICATED”

CLASSY

We had some very serious problems develop in our family and my father, determined to “get our act together” mortgaged the family home and took the family aboard the Canadian Steamship’s, Lady Nelson, for 28 days in the Caribbean. I did not recognize then what he was doing, but after he and mother had celebratedContinue reading “CLASSY”

CHUCKIN' WILLIE

You wonder why? Though I do not recall ever hearing a curse word from his mouth, the word “chuckin’” was his substitute. Gratefully, it replaced words that in this modern era people consider a necessity to utilize but in far too many cases are completely foreign to the text of the conversation. He chewed tobaccoContinue reading “CHUCKIN' WILLIE”

CHANNEL MARKERS

Standing on deck, I was reviewing the events of the previous week when a Norwegian Cruise Line ship had run aground in Bermuda. There they have a long narrow channel, close to twenty miles, that finally enters Two Rock Passage and subsequently to Hamilton Harbor. One stands on the deck and thinks: “I could jumpContinue reading “CHANNEL MARKERS”