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faith: My Dad, Now Here Was a Man! - 12/14/12 07:05 AM
My Dad, Now Here Was a Man As many of you older folk will recall, I borrowed the title of this post from a song sung by Paul Peterson back in 1962, on the Donna Reed Show. It was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Even to this day, I get a little teary-eyed when I hear it. The first couple of verses are below… He isn't much in the eyes of the world He'll never make history No, he isn't much in the eyes of the world But he is the world to me My dad, now here is (26 comments)
faith: Peace Be With You! - 12/09/12 12:54 PM
I posted this last Christmas. I thought it some of my best work, so I thought i would repost it. I truly hope you can find comfort in reading it. Peace to You this Christmas Season The word “Peace” sure gets used an awful lot this time a year. It appears on Christmas cards. It shows up on all sorts of decorations…from Christmas ornaments to window displays. It is a politically correct safe word. After all, who could possibly become offended when the word “peace” is used in a sentence? We all want the world to live in peace…don’t we? Yet, (7 comments)
faith: Aging With Grace - 07/17/12 06:58 AM
Sunday was my birthday...I turned 63. I wrote the following post last year. I thought I would re-post it. I posted it...not so much for you, the reader, but more for myself...to sort of reinforce how I should feel being another year older. My son asked me at lunch on my birthday how I felt about being another year older, and I told him that I was just happy to be on this side of the grass. It's funny how much you can enjoy life...when you simply lower your expectations to just being able to draw your next breath! Anyway, here (8 comments)
faith: The Homeless in America - 06/21/12 09:26 AM
The Homeless in America In my previous blog, entitled “Each person’s Life has Meaning and Purpose” I spoke of how society has created inequality in our humanity, but that God sees us all as equal, since we are all His children. I would like to continue on again with that same general theme with this blog. My daughter-in-law, Heather, and I were talking on the phone last night, and she related the following event. Here is a little background information… Heather recently opened up an automotive repair shop, and mini-dealership in a blighted area of St Petersburg, Florida. My son’s children (33 comments)
faith: Each Person’s Life Has Meaning and Purpose - 06/20/12 08:29 AM
Each Person’s Life Has Meaning and Purpose Each person’s life has meaning and purpose…we live in a time and in a place where that statement seems rather difficult to accept. We have been conditioned by our media and our culture to believe that only those individuals walking on red carpets, or sitting in boardrooms, or residing in glamorous locales are worthy of recognition. The rest of us …well, we are just props in the background in the lives of the rich and famous. God doesn’t view us as we view ourselves. He sees each of us as equals. He isn’t concerned (6 comments)
faith: Thomas Kinkade: The Painter of Light, Spent His Last Few Years Living In Darkness - 05/14/12 08:55 AM
Thomas Kinkade: The Painter of Light, Spent His Last Few Years Living In Darkness The autopsy report was just released for Thomas Kinkade, who passed away in his home on April 6th. Kinkade was just 54 years old. According to his live-in girlfriend, he had been drinking heavily the night of his death. The coroner’s report revealed "a lethal level" of alcohol, combined with benzodiazepine, the anti-anxiety medication known as Valium. Kinkade’s final two years of his life were in stark contrast to how he had lived his earlier years. Kinkade had become a fixture in the bar scene over the (6 comments)
faith: Give Yourself the Gift of Optimism - 04/25/12 12:06 PM
Give Yourself the Gift of Optimism This world is hard. It can beat you down. It can wear you out. It can cause you to become cynical. It can make you come to believe that tomorrow will be just as bad as yesterday. It can make you see the glass as always half empty, instead of half full. How we view the world is a choice we make. Well, you say, how can that be? My life is in the toilet right now…and there is no sign it is going to get any better in the foreseeable future. Friends, I am (8 comments)
faith: Have You Ever Had an Out of Body Experience? - 04/24/12 01:13 PM
Have You Ever Had an Out of Body Experience? I am almost hesitant to even discuss this…in fact, I am not sure I have told more than 10 people what happened to me…and here I am, posting it in a blog for all to see! About 10 years ago, I broke a filling; so I called my dentist to see if I could get an appointment to have it fixed. The dentist was a friend of mine, and his wife was the receptionist; so when I called, they were able to squeeze me in that evening after I got off work. (10 comments)
faith: Compartmentalizing God - 04/23/12 07:30 AM
Compartmentalizing God I wonder how many of you have undergone the same metamorphosis. Earlier in my life…in an effort to fit in, I tried to please everyone. To the buddies I bowled with, I was one person. I could be crude and lewd with the best of them. To my fellow workers, I could be Mr. Cold and Calculating. To my wife and kids, I could me Mr. Warm and Fuzzy. To members of my Parish, I could be Mr. Holier than Thou. I tried to be all things to all people, and by doing so…I became lost. When we think (8 comments)
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