Monthly Archives: December 2016

Three Similar Stories, But Different Coverage for One: Are We Just a Statistic?

  Over the last few days there have been three news items dealing with unexpected deaths that seem to have been given quite different treatments by the news media in America.  The first was the crash of a Russian airliner … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Belief, Conflict, Country, Culture, Death, Entertainment, Famous People, Grief, Humanity, Life, Loss, Military, Music, Peace, Politics, Russia, Self-Worth, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Happy? New Year

We’re here again-on the verge of another new year.  The typical greeting (or is it a wish?) we give each other is “happy new year.” Is that what we all really want?  To be happy, according to the Apple Dictionary … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptability, Adversity, Balance, Bed-ridden, Belief, Contentment, Depression, Despair, Disappointment, Education, Fear, Feelings, Learning, Life, Loss, Milestones, Miracles, New Year, Perseverance, Persistence, Perspective, Questioning, Religion, Self-Discovery, Service, Values, Wisdom, Worry | Leave a comment

This Time of Year

This time of year must surely lift us The annual joyful event called Christmas Forget this year, this weird election Instead we need sincere reflection A blinking star still lights the way To feeding trough where a baby lays The … Continue reading

Posted in Adversity, Baby Jesus, Belief, Bible, Christ, Christmas, Darkness, Faith, Fear, Feelings, Freedom, God, Humanity, Imagination, Jesus, Letting Go, New Year, Patriotism, Peace, Perseverance, Perspective, Politics, Prophecy, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Stress, Thankfulness, The Past, Values, Word of God | Leave a comment

Dealing with Loss At Christmas

Originally posted on Rich Rockwood, Christian Author:
Experience as a Flashlight:  The woman was beside herself with grief.  It was only a few months since her husband had died.  She was not looking forward to Christmas.  How could she deal…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Light

Night is passing… Into day Light is passing… Over darkness Life is passing… Over time Time is not passing Over God God is Light

Posted in Acceptance, Aging, Appreciation, Belief, Bible, Contentment, Darkness, Eternal Life, Eternity, Faith, God, Heaven, Heavenly Father, Life, Night, Peace, Praise, Priorities, Providence, Spiritual, Spirituality, Testimony, Time | Leave a comment

A Model Priest

My favorite clergyman was Fr. Malloy of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, a small community of about 15,000 people.  St. Joseph’s church had two priests, Fr. Zander and Fr. Malloy.  Although the pastor, Fr. Zander, was friendly … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures, Charity, Church, Clergy, Education, Extravagance, Faithfulness, Grace, Guidance, Learning, Memory, Religion, Service, Spirituality, Testimony, Work, Youth | Leave a comment

An Acquired Taste

Participation in old age is an acquired taste for me.  According to Wikipedia “an acquired taste often refers to an appreciation for a food or beverage that is unlikely to be enjoyed by a person who has not had substantial … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Aging, Appreciation, Contentment, Food, Grand children, Happiness, Letting Go, Life, Old Age, Peace, Perspective, Reality, relationships, Retirement, Values, Wisdom | 2 Comments