January 11, 2020

God has blessed us with yet another year! Each day of life is an undeserved blessing that is given to each of us by a loving God. So certainly each new year of life is a cause for great thanksgiving.

The year 2020 will surely be a year of adventure for each and all of u...

January 5, 2020

A confession:  New Year's Eve is my least favorite holiday.

In our younger years, Harry and I celebrated New Year's in many different ways. Parties with lots of friends. Dinners at restaurants in Chicago, including a meal in Greek Town, memorable for its complete l...

December 29, 2019

We are in the midst of that time between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. For many, it is a time that is anticipated and enjoyable because there is more time with family and friends, there is good food (too much usually) and oftentimes less work days with more time of...

December 22, 2019

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. -1 Peter 4:10 (NRSV)

As I headed to Panera recently for lunch, the jammed parking lots around the Target shopping area provided a noticeable reminder of what...

December 15, 2019

Hope, Peace, Joy and Love... these are the four themes that we are reminded of each year during Advent season.  In fact, these four themes are illuminated by a lit candle during each of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. While the Advent season inspires Christia...

December 8, 2019

A recent development in my life has been the proliferation of passwords.   Back in high school, the only thing that I had to commit to memory was my locker combination and the phone numbers of my friends.   Passwords was a game show during which Charles Nelson Riley wo...

November 27, 2019

“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”, a saying you’ve probably heard, and likely have personal experience with.  For myself, I would probably add a corollary statement that would say something to the effect that: “and the best way to his stomach is with ho...

November 25, 2019

As we approach our national day of Thanksgiving, I simply want to share with you the Thanksgiving Proclamation that President Abraham Lincoln made to the nation at a difficult and troubled time in our national life.   A century and a half later these words still bring...

November 18, 2019

It's snowing as I write this blog.  Not just a flurry, not just a flake or two, here and there.  A full-on, three inches and counting, sticking-to-the-road snow.

It's blowing.  The pine trees at the back of the yard are waving at me.  The hummingbird feeder on the...

November 10, 2019

The leaves are going to fall.... and we are going to have to pick'em up.

Temperatures are going to drop.... and we are going to have to bundle up.

Our favorite teams are going fail us.... and we are going to have to suck it up.

Christmas advertising is going to start.......

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