Grandkids: packing a full week of action into twenty-four hours!

My job as Grandaddy Derek is to love David and Beks with the cumulative love of all these decades, to nurture them spiritually in ways I’m only now beginning to grow into, and to share with them the stories I couldn’t possibly have known thirty years ago because I had yet to live them. Continue reading Grandkids: packing a full week of action into twenty-four hours!

vision, new life, and inspiration for 2016

“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” – Isaiah 43:19 This morning, and in the spirit of Tuesday evening’s “State of the Union” address, I’d like to share a little vision for the coming year. 2016 has the potential to be a landmark year … Continue reading vision, new life, and inspiration for 2016

celebrating my morning “patina”

This morning I heard the alarm clock, went back to sleep, hit the snooze a second time, dozed, then reluctantly pulled myself out of bed in response to some impatient, targeted (at me), huffing by Scout Labradoodle – who had been ready for her walk since the first sounds of Dan Fogelberg’s “To the Morning” leaked from my phone twenty minutes earlier. My knees objected … Continue reading celebrating my morning “patina”

reason to get up in the morning

“For I want you to understand what really matters…” – Paul, Philippians 1 This morning I’m heading out the door fairly early, so just a short post for today. AGING: I’ve been listening to a series of TED-talks on the aging process (NPR’s The TED RADIO HOUR). It’s been an interesting discussion, and there are a lot of theories in play regarding how we can increase our … Continue reading reason to get up in the morning

10 reasons middle-age rocks! #BabyBoomers-R-Us

I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. Isaiah 46:4 People born between the years of 1946 and 1964 (the official American “Boomer” population) now range in age from 50 through 68. My year, 1956, falls pretty-much squarely in the middle. I’ve loved … Continue reading 10 reasons middle-age rocks! #BabyBoomers-R-Us

Feeling “creaky” and middle-aged – but it’s OKay!

God has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart… (Ecclesiastes 3:11) This morning I walked Scout, eased Rebekah from slumber with a mug of fresh-brewed coffee, then sat down to read the morning paper. In sitting, some kind of a noise must have escaped me, because Rebekah immediately looked my way and said: “Are you all right?” “Fine,” … Continue reading Feeling “creaky” and middle-aged – but it’s OKay!