In her severely abbreviated life Bella loved cats, dancing to country music and the color green. That’s what we know about what she loved; just three scraps of joy in a life marked by neglect and abuse at the hands of horrible morons… And then, an even more horrifying end. Look at this face andContinue reading ““Lord have mercy on us.””
I had a bit of an epiphany this morning… It occurred to me that parenting is not unlike my now distant and admittedly short-lived career as a soccer parent. At the beehive-level I coached. At that level, I was permitted on the field of play where I ran up and down the field with theContinue reading “Parenting is Like Beehive Soccer”
Sunny Friday mornings are like that best bite you were saving for last… Have a great day everyone!
I’ve seen it said today that while the decision of the Supreme Court is all well and good, there will be blowback and future fights…. Well, there always are. In 1st Corinthians 15:32 we are reminded of this: “If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts, what advantage it me, if theContinue reading “Love wins…today…”
e·phem·er·al – əˈfem(ə)rəl/ – adjective Lasting for a very short time. “fashions are ephemeral.” Synonyms: transitory, transient, fleeting, passing, short-lived, momentary, brief, short; Life…live yours while you are alive
And the rain falls like tears when the heavens can no longer take the pain. In quiet pools we reflect on those who have not died in vain.
Recently, I was at a Cincinnati Reds game on a Friday evening. It was a very nice night for a game and we had those special tickets that come with the food and beverage and that special inside area. You know, the ones where you may not see too much of the game, but you will eat andContinue reading “I knew him… he was a boy…”
So today is a day dedicated to love which comes in so many flavors. There’s the “leaping flames” love of youth and the “quiet white embers” love of the ages. There’s the silly precocious love of your teens; the intensely magnetic love of your twenties; the practical and steady love of your thirties; and theContinue reading “I believe in love…”
Almost bedtime on the eve of the last day of the year. Yes, in a little less than a day, we’ll begin another year… 2014 showed me that life is so much more than something that just happens to us. So, I want to start 2015 clean and clear. The Buddha once said, “Holding onContinue reading “Forgive; don’t forget”
My children are a promise… A promise I made to God; a promise I made to me; and ultimately to them. His promise of “Grace” means that even when we fall, He is there to catch us. No matter how far we wander, He is there, waiting for us to come back. As this promiseContinue reading “My children are a promise…”