“Don’t Be Surprised”

Originally Posted July 30, 2021 It seems that I’m often getting surprised. It’s usually not a huge surprise…nothing earth shattering, but enough to knock me off balance a bit. Maybe an appointment gets cancelled or I’m asked to do something that I wasn’t planning and my schedule and plans get knocked out of whack.  “David, … Continue reading “Don’t Be Surprised”

“O Sing To Him, Sing His Praise …”

Originally Posted July 29, 2021 I was reading from Psalm 105 today and was touched by its power and beauty. “Give thanks to the Lord, tell his name …. O sing to him, sing his praise … Consider the Lord and his strength …. Remember the wonders he has done … He the Lord, is … Continue reading “O Sing To Him, Sing His Praise …”

Black Friday– Another Opportunity To Give Thanks

Well it’s Thanksgiving night and I have to say I had a wonderful Thanksgiving …. great meal, enriching fellowship with  a lot of laughs, modified slightly by  some mediocre football viewing. You may be wondering did I overdo anything. Yes I must confess that I ate too much. I’m serious, I ate too much. The food was … Continue reading Black Friday– Another Opportunity To Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving

I can still remember the morning of Thanksgiving when I was young. The smell of the turkey cooking in the oven wafting through the house… the smell was heavenly. And then the preparation of the dressing and potatoes and gravy added to the smell and the ambience… the table being set. And then the first … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

Heaven Or Cryptocurrency

The other day I found myself thinking about how little I know about the many things going on in the world. Despite being 76 years old and having lived a full life with a good education, travel, study, having interfaced with many people, there is so much I don’t know.  I don’t really know much … Continue reading Heaven Or Cryptocurrency

Truth Eliminates Fear

 No one likes to have their weaknesses on display. I remember a time in 8th grade when Sister got the entire class together and divided them into the “A and B” category. She wasn’t fooling anyone, we immediately called it the “smart & dumb” classes. “Hey Smiley, where’d you land…oh, I’m in the dumb class…how about … Continue reading Truth Eliminates Fear

Time Is Fleeting

Originally Posted July 27, 2021 I’ve read and pondered many thoughts on “time” over the years. From saints and sinners, we have come to understand that “time is fleeting”…… “Art is long, and time is fleeting, and our hearts, though stout and brave, still like muffled drums, are beating. Funeral marches to the grave.” (Longfellow. A Psalm … Continue reading Time Is Fleeting

Time To Take Responsibility

Originally Posted July 26, 2021 It’s easy to blame others for your woes. “You know, if I didn’t get the short end of the stick all the time, I would have done better …. if that mean teacher hadn’t given me that F…. if that coach had given me a fair shake….if that priest was … Continue reading Time To Take Responsibility