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So, what gets you?

You're strong, successful in your sphere of influence, important to people close to you -- perhaps even to some you'll never meet in person.  That didn't happen by accident. To accomplish what you have, you've chosen carefully the paths you've taken, rejecting what wasn't compatible.  To maintain what you've achieved, you've guarded your perimeter:  you've… Continue reading So, what gets you?

Two things I bet you can’t do at one time

Walk and chew bubblegum!  Oh, you've got that one?  Great!  (Just don't leave your gum on the sidewalk when you're done.) Pat your head and rub your tummy! Good with that one, too?  Wow, we're getting somewhere. How about saying "Thank you, God" for your job while griping about your boss?  What? A little harder?… Continue reading Two things I bet you can’t do at one time

What’s your earliest faith memory?

They say a two year-old wouldn't be able remember much. I remember the barn burning. Not from what I was told, but the vivid picture of where I was sitting on the bed in the bedroom that doubled as a den and looking out the window.  And the flames. I don't remember much else from… Continue reading What’s your earliest faith memory?

When you have time

What's your "one of these days, I'm gonna..." dream? You know, the "when I have the time, ..." thing. I don't have a "bucket list", maybe because I associate those with jumping out of airplanes or hang gliding in the Grand Canyon, and I think that could hurt -- a lot. I've begun writing, which… Continue reading When you have time

What Is Your Quality Of Life?

I have to admit, I'm not looking forward to getting old. It's not even a real goal of mine, though I haven't picked out a time to "stop" getting older. I don't aspire to be 100, now that I'm over half-way there. Perhaps it's from watching at close range as my dear friend declined, gave… Continue reading What Is Your Quality Of Life?

4 minutes that changed the world

15. True ____ False ____  An inch is a large unit of measure. The answer's obvious, isn't it? This was an actual question on a Physical Science test during my freshman year in college -- possibly a final exam, since I remember so well my agitated state of mind upon reading it. After all, it… Continue reading 4 minutes that changed the world

Where do you get your water?

We've had enough rain in the past few weeks in Mississippi until it's hard to picture anywhere on the face of the earth being short of water. Even on higher elevations, the ground squishes when you walk. But I know that's not the case everywhere. In fact, the U.S. Drought Monitor shows high-level drought conditions… Continue reading Where do you get your water?

Sunshine’s for everyone; fire’s for a few

In the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, chapter 4, Moses recounts the acts of God in bringing the Jewish people forth out of the nation of Egypt, where they were in bondage, and creating them as a nation unto himself. In verse 19, in the context of warning them not to forget what he had… Continue reading Sunshine’s for everyone; fire’s for a few

Why haven’t I seen that before now?

Now you see it... Have you ever been driving in a familiar area, and noticed something you'd never seen before, though it obviously was there all along?  I recall this happening once as I drove my daughter and a friend through very familiar territory near the friend's home.  As we turned onto the oft-traveled country… Continue reading Why haven’t I seen that before now?

State of the Dream

What's become of Dr. King's "Dream"? Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s many contributions to the public conscience on race relations, the most well-remembered words of his legacy were uttered in his "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered August 28, 1973, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. As we reflect today… Continue reading State of the Dream