Sunday, July 29, 2018

Weekend Wanderings

Summer is winding down here in the sunny South. It's actually been a bit cooler here than normal. Football season is gearing up, and the major league baseball playoffs are getting closer. The silly season is upon us again, as politicians start pandering, er I mean jockeying for our votes.

On to the important stuff:

Grace never expires.
In case you're thinking about deleting Facebook.
Slow learner.
Summer and eternity.
Good question.

Watch out for those extremist groups!
Interesting article.
The smell of rain.
Good article.
Good post from Bob Edwards. 

G-L-O-R-I-A.
More than you ever knew about water.
A warning about warnings.
Good post from Sammy Rhodes.
Identity politics.

The boat in the backyard.
Karl Vaters asks better questions.
Jesus' questions.
Ties that bind.
Believing in the prosperity gospel.

Have a blessed week!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Weekend Wanderings

It's been a while since the last weekend links post. The past few weekends have been extremely busy and there just hasn't been time to write. I'll get the post out this week and next, and take a week off because we'll be out in Seattle visiting our children and grandchildren.

Enjoy some of the good stuff out there:

Excellent post from Kelsi Kembara.
Encouraging post from Steve Brown.
In some ways the medieval peasant had it better.
For the coffee lovers.
Flying spiders!

Good post from Ted Gossard.
Funny post.
Good article on reading.
Good question.
You just never know.

Evidently this is a trend.
Top photos.
Are you a perfectionist? Read this.
The last one.
Another funny post.

Bob Edwards on the healing touch.
Ladder theology.
Mystically tone-deaf.
Good post from Karl Vaters.
The museum of me.

Have a blessed week!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

38 Years and Counting

On this date thirty eight years ago, Jan and I were married. We have been through a lot in that time, most of it good, some it challenging, and some of it flat out bad. We have reared two children, and are grateful that they have grown into responsible adults. We have buried our parents and become the "older generation." We have become grandparents. Not once, not twice, but three times in the past thirteen months.

We have lived in five homes in three different cities, moving from the bustle of the Washington, DC area to the more blue collar Cincinnati, Ohio suburbs, to the small, yet growing town of Rock Hill, South Carolina. We have each taught in four different schools. Jan is currently tutoring part time, and I am working as an assistant in a law office. We have spent most of our working years traveling together to the same place, and had the blessing of having our son and daughter in the same schools with us for a good bit of the time. Jan has stuck with me through the times I was without work, when we often wondered how we were going to make it and when I seriously doubted my self-worth. There were times when her belief in me was what kept me going.

I am grateful for a wife who has been a constant in my life. There has never been a time when I doubted her love for me. She has been a support and a blessing to me throughout the years. She is one of the people God has used to mold me into who I am. I am thankful for the privilege of being her husband, her companion, her love. I consider myself most blessed man on earth.

As we enter this new stage of our journey, being grandparents, and dealing with getting a bit older, I am glad to have such a wonderful woman to travel with. Jan, I love you so much more than yesterday, and so much less than tomorrow. Happy Anniversary.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Acts 23

Acts 23 is an interesting account of some of the things the Apostle Paul went through. I had the opportunity to teach from this portion of Scripture this past Sunday. You can take a listen here.

Weekend Wanderings

Welcome to July! It's hot here in the sunny South, as it is in much of the country. For the soccer fans out there, the World Cup has been interesting this year. Some of the traditional powerhouses have been eliminated, and there are teams no one expected in the knockout round.

Here is the good stuff:

You've been doing this all wrong.
The meekness of God.
Living free.
A history of pizza.
World's smallest desert.

Funny article.
Sand cats. Really.
Love. Or lack thereof.
Revolutionary message.
Ugly dogs.

Fear and options.
Are you hangry?
Don't be a jerk.
Bob Edwards on worry.
Lisa Dye om her big life.

Provocative post from Benjamin L. Corey.
Good post from Andy Gill.
Good ideas for church leaders.
Dan Jepsen has a good one.
Another look from Chaplain Mike.

Have a blessed week!

Weekend Wanderings

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