Monthly Archives: July 2012

Got Waterproof Mascara?

I’m signed up to be baptized on Aug. 26th. My schedule is getting full for August, and I was going to wait till November to get baptized, but then I realized I was making my “valuable” time more important than the … Continue reading

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Bill Board Challenge?

My church has posted a giant bill board . . . in front of one of the other large churches in the community. I wonder if situating it there was purposeful or just a luck of the draw. I wonder … Continue reading

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HOMELESS NEED WORK

The man on the corner of Market and Belmont Streets held a sign: HOMELESS NEED WORK. He’d drawn a small black dot in the center of each letter O. To me, these dots signified creativity, hope. In my 10 years … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton, Tiger Woods, Bon Jovi: Thorns in Their Flesh

I thought the phrase “thorn in my side” was a polite way to say that someone is a “pain in the ass.” A big nuisance. A major inconvenience. As when a supervisor says, “Jane’s a good welder, but she always … Continue reading

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Bible Resolution Wrong

I don’t live in the so-called Bible belt region of the USA, and yet it seems that frequently letters to the editor of our local newspaper are about religion, both “fer ‘n’ agin.” Here’s a letter from the other day. How would … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs Abused His God-Given Gifts and His Family

I sometimes grumble that if I don’t sell or share what I wrote, then I’ve wasted my gift. I’ve served no one. And that’s wrong. But that mindset seems perverse. Consider the Olympic athlete who swims hours and hours to … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror, mirror, etc., etc., etc.

Do this: Stand in front of a large mirror. Now hold a hand mirror so that you can see the reflection of the hand mirror in the large mirror. If you aim the hand-held mirror a certain way, you will … Continue reading

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Rrrrr! Is Not Just What Pirates Say

Rrrrr! It’s not just for pirates anymore. Receive Respond Repent Rejoice Repeat Christianity is interactive. Those are the instructions. That list popped into my head last night as I drifted off . . . Got more Rs or other letters to … Continue reading

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This is how I know He’s alive

My brother is learning disabled. Thinking disabled would be a more accurate term, in my opinion. There are so many things to admire about him, but I nearly always found myself getting snippy and critical with him. In the car, … Continue reading

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