christmas: A Very Strange Listing Appointment - 12/08/14 05:22 AM
A Very Strange Listing Appointment
Over the weekend, I was involved in a very, very strange listing appointment. I had received a phone call asking if I could go out to a home in the country and inspect it and get back to the owner about what it might be able to be listed for.  It seems that the home had been in the caller’s family for many, many years. It had served as the family’s summer home; which sort of baffled me. Now, I could see if the home was located on the shores of Lake Erie…but it wasn’t. It … (8 comments)

christmas: Don't Leave Anything on the Table! - 12/04/14 11:18 PM
Don’t Leave Anything on the Table!
From time to time, I skim back over my blog to sort of get a feel of the direction I am heading with this thing. I don’t really have a goal in mind when I write. Many times, something just pops in my head during Mass on Sunday, and I begin to formulate how I want to approach the subject, and away I go. I don’t have an audience in mind, other than God. It really makes no difference to me if anyone even reads my post. My blog is just a way of formally … (2 comments)

christmas: Savor Every Holiday Moment - 12/03/14 10:30 PM
Savor Every Holiday Moment
Christmas is right around the corner, and if your household is like mine, there is tremendous hustling and bustling going on in anticipation of Christmas morning. I have a thirty-something son, who is our family’s version of Peter Pan. Christmas is for him, is exactly the same as when he was 4-years old. He loves Christmas. He is a joy to behold. A more kind, or giving, or loving person you won’t find on our spinning planet on Christmas day. His joy is contagious. Michael will be calling us around 6:00 Christmas morning summoning his mom and … (2 comments)

christmas: I’ll Be Home For Christmas - 11/18/14 02:30 AM
I’ll Be Home For Christmas’s the Christmas season, and many radio stations have already begun playing Christmas music...well before the usual starting date of the day after Thanksgiving. While I hate the thought of everyone rushing the holiday season in an effort to enhance sales, and money changing hands...I do enjoy the music.
In my car this morning, I heard the song, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”. This song has probably been recorded by every musical artist who ever did a Christmas Album. The song was recorded way back in 1943, by Bing Crosby. It was a tribute to … (0 comments)

christmas: ‘Tis The Season to be Jolly - 12/19/13 12:42 AM
 ‘Tis The Season to be Jolly
 Most of you are very familiar with this line from the Christmas and New Year’s carol from the 1870’s, Deck the Halls. Ah yes, we remember it well…
 Deck the hall with boughs of holly,
 Fa la la la la la la la la.
 'Tis the season to be jolly,
Oh, if it were only that easy. Throw up some decorations, and let the festivities begin…and sing a little Fa la la…whatever that means.
I have devoted the last 4 or 5 posts to the subject of encouraging everyone to stop for second and give … (4 comments)

christmas: What the World Needs Now... - 11/21/13 11:58 PM
What the World Needs Now…
Go ahead and finish it…come on, you know the words…
"What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of..".
This beautifully written song was composed back in 1965 by Burt Bacharach, with lyrics by Hal David. While the song is almost 50 years old, the lyrics resonate in our hearts because at the end of the day, life really is all about love. Mother Teresa explained our over-whelming need for love this way, “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked, and homeless. … (4 comments)

christmas: How Foolishly We Waste Our Time and Money - 11/19/13 11:31 PM
How Foolishly We Waste Our Time and Money
The other day on the news, the television crews were filming the exploits of a few hearty souls who have already pitched their tents in a Best Buy parking lot; in anticipation of the huge savings they expect to reap on Black Friday. This is no small undertaking here in Ohio, since the days and nights are slipping into below freezing temperatures. If you are planning to spend a week in a parking lot, you need generators, and heaters. You also need someone to spell you a bit while you go to work, … (68 comments)

christmas: Where is the Line to See Jesus? - 12/20/12 01:01 AM
Where is the Line to See Jesus?
I attended my granddaughter’s Christmas pageant last night, and the children from her second grade class sang the song, Where’s the Line to See Jesus? Being a mediocre word-smith myself, hearing something catchy like that peaks my curiosity. I couldn’t wait to get on my computer and dig into the story of how the song came to be written.
Inspired by grandson, Spencer Reigers, the song was written and performed by father and daughter, Steve Haupt and Becky Kelly. It seems that little 4 year old Spencer was at the mall and saw all the children lined up … (10 comments)

christmas: God Bless Us All - 12/17/12 10:39 PM
My wife forward this to me, and I just wanted to share it with you. Perhaps you have seen it already, but if you haven' are in for a treat! It is a flash mob video taking place in a mall. Turn up the volume and sit back an enjoy. After the past several days, we need a reminder of how wonderful a nation we have, and how wonderful a people we are. Pay special attention to the crowd's reaction to the event...
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christmas: My Dad, Now Here Was a Man! - 12/13/12 11:05 PM
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)

christmas: Peace Be With You! - 12/09/12 04:54 AM
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)

christmas: God Has a Big Tent! - 12/04/12 09:11 PM
This term “big tent” often comes up in conversation when we are talking about political parties. This party, or that party has a big tent…or it doesn’t have a big tent; which is meant to mean that a particular party is inclusive in its organizational structure, or that the party is not welcoming to particular groups. Depending on your political leanings, the other side’s “tent” appeals to all groups; or maybe various groups go unrepresented.
What got me to thinking about God having a big tent; was when I was reading about the ACLU group bringing litigation upon communities to remove … (8 comments)

christmas: It's the Holiday Season...Get Rid of Your "Debbie Downers"! - 11/21/12 01:21 AM
Rid Your Life of the Debbie Downers
Life is hard. This world can be a cold, cruel place. It is easy to become down on yourself…to become discouraged. Especially in the business we are in. Being a real estate agent is not an easy career path. It is not for the faint hearted.  Add to all the stress of working on deals, sometimes in the millions; the stress of the upcoming holiday season, and it can make you head straight for the nearest bridge. The cooking, the baking, the present buying and wrapping, the cleaning, the hosting of parties…it is easy … (4 comments)

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