A time for seeking the light

Mom would make magic bars – those delightfully tasty, baked combinations of graham cracker crumbs, coconut, chocolate chips and walnuts held together with butter and sweetened condensed milk – and Dad would sit us down in the living room and crack open the Good Book. It was the only time of the year he wouldContinue reading “A time for seeking the light”

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree

So back when Quirinius was governor of Syria, this kid was born in Bethlehem who grew up to change the world. God made us in His image, so that means in a little piece of us is the power to change the world. In a little piece of us is the creativity to build aContinue reading “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree”

Glad … for serendipity

I’m so glad we … had a serendipitous miscommunication. I’ve been enjoying an early Christmas present — Paul McCartney’s New album, that is to say, the album McCartney released in 2014 called New. A couple of weeks ago, Red asked me what I want for Christmas, I was stumped for a moment, and then IContinue reading “Glad … for serendipity”

Glad … for the Bill of Rights

I’m so glad we … live in the place where the Bill of Rights was drafted. Imagine a world so dark and oppressive that someone had to draft such a document. The First Amendment alone is a masterwork that sets down five essential unalienable rights that should have been self-evident, but apparently they weren’t becauseContinue reading “Glad … for the Bill of Rights”

Glad … for winter solstice

I’m so glad … for the promise of light. By the time most folks read this, the winter solstice will have occurred (unless you’re in the southern hemisphere, in which case hello! and happy summer solstice) — I’m told the solstice happens at 4:02 a.m. CST this Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Up until this morning,Continue reading “Glad … for winter solstice”

Glad … for my favorite pen

I’m so glad I … found this pen. As I continue my season of gladness, I look at my hand and remember how grateful I am that I discovered its near-perfect match, wow, probably more than 10 years ago now. Something about the way the Uni-Ball Jetstream Sport fit in my hand was more comfortableContinue reading “Glad … for my favorite pen”

Glad … to be an optimist

I’m so glad … I can see the bright side. I confess. I’m Pollyanna. I have done my best to cultivate an inner attitude that it’s going to be all right. I’ve been grateful for that attitude a lot, lately. It’s a big, scary world with people who seem hell-bent on keeping it scary forContinue reading “Glad … to be an optimist”

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