Sandee Hagen was one of the most courageous people I have ever known.
What a great Fathers’ Day! It had all the best features: family, friends, food, celebration, a powerful morning at church, serendipity all over the place. Far too much to cover in one post, but I’ll offer some highlights. First, Andrew and Alicia flew in to RDU Saturday evening. This was … Continue Reading life rocks! Dads’ Day at Maul-Hall is just another example!
“Share of the bounty with which the Lord your God has blessed you. Remember that you were once slaves in the land of Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you!” – Deuteronomy 15 Wednesday in Central Florida was a day for good memories. Not nostalgia, but gratitude. Nostalgia tends … Continue Reading Good memories and the promise of more!
This week’s Wake Forest Today column tells the story of how Scout Labradoodle became my personal trainer. Not only is it a great story, but it’s an invitation to more deliberate personal health… across the board. Primarily I’m talking about physical health, but spiritual health often works according to the same … Continue Reading Wake Forest Today column… plus my take on “Social Media”
Day after day they met together in the temple. They broke bread together in different homes and shared their food happily and freely, while praising God. Everyone liked them, and each day the Lord added to their group others who were being saved. (Acts 2:46-47, CEV) With the exception of last Saturday’s … Continue Reading best gumbo recipe ever (+ koinonia)
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. … Continue Reading even relaxing can be all about faith
I know this is a writing blog, but sometimes a picture is more than enough. That’s almost the case this morning, because this shot of Rebekah with her great friends, Micah and Liam, pretty-much says it all. We went over to Tim and Kelly Black’s house for dinner Friday evening, … Continue Reading the blessing of friendship and shared ministry
A couple of weeks ago I promised our friends Kelly and Tim Black that I’d write a post about their new child-to-be, Vivi Black, and also include a link to the ongoing “Bring Vivi Home” fundraiser (click on “Bring Vivi Home“). Vivi – Vivienne – Black currently resides in China, where … Continue Reading important! please help my friends bring their daughter home…
Okay, foodie peeps, this post is for you! Yesterday, Rebekah and I went out to lunch with Lynn Oakley Marx, one of her great friends from growing up. Lynn and her husband, Randy, live in Richmond, but Lynn periodically heads this way to visit her mom in Sun City. Lynn’s … Continue Reading live forward (one for the foodies – Oakley’s Grille)
I understand that everyone who lives around Tampa knows this already… but it simply won’t stop raining! Tropical Storm Debby – who was supposed to be traveling west and sharing a few inches of the damp stuff with everyone – is still stalled out a couple of hundred miles west … Continue Reading living large in soggy Tampa (rain, more rain, tropical storm and rich blessings)
So much to do in the next 24-hours… but then we’ll be cruising, literally, with no alternative but to relax. I’m just going to have to make my list and go through today like a writing machine. Consequently – and no offense to my most excellent readers – I’m resorting to … Continue Reading three photographs and an “ah-ha”
A SMILE A DAY…: This morning I’m keeping my post simple and upbeat. We all need to smile more often. Smiling is not only great exercise for the face, smiling is also a well-documented positive mental-health intervention. And it’s not the “feeling good makes you smile,” equation – it’s the … Continue Reading SIX IMAGES THAT MAKE ME SMILE
Try to shine as lights among the people of this world, as you hold firmly to the message that gives life. – Philippians 2:15 QUITE THE BABY: Then there’s the latest photo of our grandson, David Henry; it was taken at Naomi and Craig’s church Sunday morning. Sure, it’s not one of … Continue Reading baby… party… serendipity… youth
Wow… There were new records set for a single-day viewing of my blog post – yesterday. Evidently, the words touched a lot of people (October 18 post “Rest in peace – live into promise” if you missed it). Today is a new day – Wednesday – and I’m sure you … Continue Reading Food, friends and babies (well, the new one!)