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As Americans, we value, celebrate our independence. I know I certainly do. I am proud to be an American. We are an exceptional country – in all of history. I know it’s not very PC to say these days… I’m […]

The is Memorial Day weekend…we’ll fire up the grill, drink our beer, mow the lawn, have some friends over and enjoy our family. That’s all good. But while you are doing that don’t forget what this day is all about […]

Wasn’t it refreshing to have the news full of worship and the Cross of Jesus lifted up? His name was lifted up and He got the honor. No one else could have done that! Pope Francis had such a dear […]

My car is old – 13 years old…216,000 miles old…it has a cassette player old…. Things are beginning to break down. For instance my CD player is broken. I loved to listen to audio books as I trek up and […]

There are two new books I’d like to recommend! First a disclaimer: both are written by friends! Your Sacred Yes, Trading Life-Draining Obligations for Freedom, Passion and Joy by Susie Larson. and Killing Cows, Six Sacred Cows Keeping You from A […]

War is hideous. In recent years I think, in many ways, we have become immune to war’s hideousness and ugliness. We watch wars play out on television sitting in our living rooms. War is a decision men/women make in Washington […]

I arrived back in the US Wednesday afternoon after traveling almost 20 hours from India – literally half way around the world. It was  a marvelous, fascinating, exhausting trip. A host of wonderful memories of sights and sounds. Last Sunday as […]

I may have posted this last year…it’s worth repeating.   There are loved ones that are missing From the fireside and the feast; There are faces that have vanished There are voices that have ceased; And we know they passed […]

I  got this some years ago. It is by an unknown author. It’s all a matter of perspective.   Being thankful for: The mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends. The taxes […]

We live in a great, albeit flawed country! It feels good to vote – when I go to the pols each Election Day I feel like it’s Christmas! I get excited about my opportunity to make my voice count. We […]