I was hired on a short-term contract to catalog a prison library in a federal penitentiary with an inmate crew to help me. The men lived in the cell block that my husband guarded. "Anything that you tell me will go straight to him," I … Read more
Search Results for: "Ecclesiastes 1:"
Just Keep Breathing
In high school, one of my favourite teachers was Mr. Rogers. He taught English literature and creative writing. The tidbit which came up in a lesson that most resonated with me was, "Life's a bitch and then you die." That phrase reflected … Read more
One Sunday, my wife and I were driving to a church service some distance from where we live. It was quite early that morning, and there was not much traffic on the road. We met a few cars, and then among them was big rig with a grocery … Read more
Something Old, Something New
I am fascinated by the current cinematic trend of remaking or re-envisioning old movies. For the last couple of years, it's been difficult to find an original story or a completely new series of pictures. Hollywood seems pre-occupied with … Read more
Back To The Future
One day recently, I drank too much caffeine, so I ended up being wide awake in the wee small hours of the morning. You would think that I would know better by now, but I like my tea and my … Read more
The Plight Of Meaninglessness
"Everything was meaningless!" These cynical words in Ecclesiastes erupted from an aging man as he reflected on the tragic mistakes he had made earlier in life. He had determined to find meaning somewhere "under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 1:3) — somewhere … Read more
Clutter Or Memories?
Ivie Bozeman's devotional, Sentimental Treasures , published on April 3rd, spurred me to write further on our sentimental treasures — what others call clutter. For some time now, I have felt guilty about my clutter. While it's not nearly … Read more
Jesus Makes Life New
My father had two books which guided his life: the Bible and the Grier's Almanac. The Grier's was a yearly publication similar to Poor Richard's Almanac and The Farmer's Almanac. It is a southern version printed in Georgia which has … Read more