There are people I disagree with. The list is . . . well, longer than I would like. My list includes people in power and others. I thought I would share with you some of the people (or at least their titles) I disagree with. (I am not going to tell you the reason we disagree, … Continue reading I Disagree
Like many of you, I have been doing a whole lot of thinking about our current culture of mistrust, violence, hate, and prejudice. I honestly feel sorry for society. Many have seemingly lost hope. Many are acting in ways that are only exacerbating this volatile climate. While what I am about to share is not … Continue reading Ten Rules for Life
Monday afternoon, Amy and I left with Bill and Brenda Rayburn to attend a funeral in Jennings, Louisiana. The drive is approximately 6 hours one way, so we stayed overnight in Baton Rouge. Other than some thunderstorms (one we were in for over an hour on our return drive yesterday) the drive had all the typical … Continue reading Adventures in Life
This title comes from the second paragraph of The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." What a … Continue reading Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
I am not sure what I was thinking about writing this morning. I lost all thoughts when I arrived at the scene of what I would learn was a traffic fatality. I commute approximately one hour each morning and back each evening on Alabama Hwy 69, it is a hilly and curvy road. The posted speed … Continue reading A Prayer
I recently had another birthday and that makes me older that many and younger than others. I am old enough that this summer my high school graduating class will hold our 30 Year Reunion. Time truly does fly by. Sometimes I feel like the psalmist, "I have been young, and now I am old . . ." … Continue reading Birthdays: They Seem to Come Every Year
From Thursday's blog: Many times when storms or tragedy strike, we find ourselves asking a question similar to this, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” I am not sure that anyone can satisfactorily answer that question for everyone. But the Bible does give us the answer, an answer that requires a strong faith … Continue reading When Tragedy Strikes: Why do bad things happen?
Chicago was not the first to ask that question, nor will I be the last. Time passes from sunrise to sunset and our life seems to vanish away like the morning fog. Using a calendar, we begin to see how little time we have. Consider this: if you live to be 80 years old, that … Continue reading Does Anybody Really Know what Time It Is?
Ecclesiastes 3:12 says, "I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live," (ESV). Here are a few simple rules for a happy life: 1. Decide to be happy. Happiness is a choice. Look for pleasure in the most simple things. 2. Rule … Continue reading How to be Happy