Closing the Door on 2020

Closing the Door on 2020

Dec. 29, 2020 by

         Get ready for the annual recaps of the past year to be presented by the major TV networks and news outlets, complete with video and commentary.  We can be

Holiday Greetings

Holiday Greetings

Dec. 22, 2020 by

         The other day a chipper fellow walked up to me and said, “Happy Hanukkah!”  He smiled with satisfaction as he walked away.  I stood there wondering why he would

“Virtual Christmas?”

“Virtual Christmas?”

Dec. 15, 2020 by

         After all that this world has been through in 2020 it stands to reason that we will end the year with a Christmas notably different from any we have

“We’re Gonna Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, a-Zoom”

“We’re Gonna Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, a-Zoom”

Dec. 8, 2020 by

            If you had asked me this time last year what Zoom was, I would have looked at you with the most vacant expression I could muster.  I sit here

When Your Hospitality Is Not Good Enough

When Your Hospitality Is Not Good Enough

Dec. 4, 2020 by

            Joe (not his real name) called me last night as Evelyn and I were getting ready for bed.  His furnace was malfunctioning, ever so slowly seeping gas fumes into

Not Giving on Giving Tuesday

Not Giving on Giving Tuesday

Dec. 1, 2020 by

            ‘Tis the season.  To be jolly?  Maybe.   But it’s also the season for charitable appeals.             As I did last year, I began stockpiling the mail that came

History Lessons

History Lessons

Nov. 25, 2020 by

            During my elementary grade school years I remember loathing history class.  I had zero interest in history.  Why did we need to know or worry about what already happened? 

I Haven’t Cried

I Haven’t Cried

Nov. 13, 2020 by

            Recently, while Evelyn and I were Walmart shopping, we got news that my uncle, Chuck Wilson, had passed away from an apparent heart attack.  My Aunt Linda called to

Touching

Touching

Oct. 27, 2020 by

Reading my daily devotional guide, “The Upper Room Disciplines,” for last Tuesday, October 20, I found myself considering the special blessing that is contained in touch.  The devotional writer, Marilyn

Quandary

Quandary

Oct. 13, 2020 by

I still attend the little church I found here in Delaware after my retirement eight years ago.  Dave does not. Dave and I met shortly after I started worshiping in