Faith

Thu
02
Sep

Getting prepared

Many years ago Floyd Ebey spoke at a convention that my wife and I were attending. He told a story that might be considered a parable or an analogy. The story went something like this. A wealthy man, perhaps a king, gave a speech to a large group of people. He made an offer.

Mon
23
Aug

Keep it brief

The Lord's Prayer in the book of Matthew in the King James Version has 66 words. The book of Luke is even shorter. The Gettysburg Address is made up of 286 words. The Declaration of Independence totals 1,322 words.

Mon
16
Aug

The best investments

The Sunday newspapers give a list of financial institutions and the rates that they pay o CD accounts. The shorter the deposit time, the lower the return rate. Some banks have three month CDs, most or all have six month deposits. We guess when we buy or renew CDs.

Tue
10
Aug

Life's important decisions

Most adults can think of acquaintances that fit many categories. There are the good luck people, the bad luck people, the lazy bunch, the ambitious ones, the happy folk and the complainers. We could probably add many more to our list. Part of this is reality, all is perception.

Wed
04
Aug

Content and contentment

There is an old story about someone asking a very wealthy man the question "How much wealth would it take to make you content?" He replied, "just a little more." If a runner or a golfer improves their time or score just a little, that is good enough for now.

Tue
27
Jul

It is not about me

It is not the awards, educational degrees or accomplishments that count when considering from birth to forever. Yes, they are nice and satisfying, but they are not the end in themselves.

Mon
19
Jul

Counting our blessings

During the 1950s and 60s we sang an old chorus that we well might sing again. "When upon life's billows you are tempted and tossed, when you are discouraged thinking all is lost; Count your many blessings, name them one by one. Count you many blessings, see what God has done."

Wed
14
Jul

Friends and neighbors

I went out to look for friends and didn't get any. I went out to be a friend and got many. This was written in an article long ago There is a truth in it that really works. Love, appreciation, friendship and the list could go on and on.

Sun
04
Jul

A very special day

Father's Day was a very special day. The last get together at the old homestead was even more special because all four daughters were there. Then of course, the grandchildren and great grandchildren only added to the joy of our family get together.

Mon
28
Jun

A different Father's Day

This year was the 51st Father's Day at the same house for our family. We have many great memories. A variety of games including volleyball have been part of the routine. A great meal including grilled hamburgers, steak, chicken and hot dogs have been standard.

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