“If brains were dynamite, you couldn’t blow your nose!” From yesterday’s Brewster Rockit comic. One thing I don’t like about some comics and comedies is that the dads/men always seem to be the brunt of the joke. They are the morons and the women roll their eyes at them. Seems to me a feminist attitude. [...]
Amy unfortunately inherited my allergy problems resulting in frequent post nasal drip. It causes soreness in her throat and a nauseous feeling. It is not fun. I should know because I have post nasal drip practically year-round. Everyday Amy asks to be prayed for. And I do pray for her everyday. And everyday the post [...]
First day of school for me this year was different…I had to take only one child to school. When school started with Elliot as a Kindergartener, Audrey had to come with us to drop him off. So there’s always been at least 2 kids to get ready for school. For several years, there were 3 [...]
I was on campus at a junior college, ready to attend class. I knew I missed a few days of school, but that’s ok, I can catch up. Suddenly a friend tells me that school started a week ago and I actually missed 2 weeks! I better hurry to my class, but I can’t find [...]
The exit door of one place is an entrance to somewhere else. This gives me hope and optimism.
Amy and I, since we have all the time in the world with 1 week left of summer vacation, worked together on one of those activity sheets. The paper starts out with a page covered with random small shapes. We are to color in the spaces that has a dot in it, and do not [...]
This is from my sister-in-law, written by her, not an e-rumor. I am reminded again that I have nothing to complain about. Hello, my friends, If youâ€™re anything like me, I struggle with how to pray for the war in Iraq. Even though I do believe it was a good thing to go there, it [...]
“See, I am doing a new thing.” Isaiah 42:9 That was the theme of our church one or two years ago. Our church was founded about 20 years ago, and we asked God to rejuvenate us, to do a new thing in our church. Well, looking back, I think God is doing a new thing. [...]
What can you do to amuse yourself on a hot afternoon? I read a book – Death of a Maid, by M. C. Beaton. In this Hamish Macbeth series, the victim is always someone annoying whom everyone wants dead. No one feels sorry for the deceased, so almost everyone in the small seaside village is [...]
Why are some people just so unhappy? Sure, there are times when circumstances are against us and makes us unhappy. But some people have a general “unhappiness” about them. I think here are some reasons why: They pine for what could be instead of seeing their present circumstances as a gift. They gloss over small [...]
This is what the little Tercel looks like now, after the accident. She served us well! We will miss getting 35 miles per gallon on this little car.
Life in the suburbs does not demand much. I have to decide whether to have chicken or fish for dinner, not where my next meal will come from. I have to go to work, by driving there in a air-conditioned fully automatic car. I have to help my mother-in-law buy her medicines, by sitting in [...]
You paid for it with your tax dollars. You might as well make use of it. It has comfortable seating, the temperature is always set just right – cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It contains the resources you need to learn about any topic you want. You can also choose to [...]
As our church is going through a time of change, after our associate pastor has left and many who are discouraged has also left, I am reflecting on who are the ones who are staying on. In this free country where there is a good church every other block, what keeps a person staying with [...]
Recipe for a successful VBS: Take an amateur but talented musician with a lot of enthusiasm and have him put together a live band of equally enthusiastic and talented teenagers to play the music and lead songs for the kids. It would even be better if he could take a week off work to hang [...]
It has to happen to everyone sooner or later. Hopefully not more than once or twice. And hopefully not serious. Elliot was in a car accident – at 19 years old, his first collision. The first concern is – Is anyone hurt? Are you ok? The most important thing is that there were no injuries. [...]