Superheroes

Our three year-old grandson is into Superheroes. Like super into Superheroes. He knows their names, their alter ego names, and the villain names. He knows their family, step-children, pets, and the name of their vehicles. I can barely remember our own two kid’s names and he can give you in-depth descriptions of characters I didn’t…

Twenty Peso Bill

Some of you know I’m writing a book. The working title is Simply Grace: Everyday Glimpses from God. The manuscript is due in August and the book to come out in 2019. This has slowed my Friday Posts to every other week and will try to maintain that schedule. While in the midst of reading,…

Autism – Moments of Relief

On a recent vacation, we went to an evening of Caribbean music. They played fun, recognizable songs and the musicians engaged with the audience. A couple walked in with their teenage daughter. At first, I thought she was blind, as she had a tight grip on her dad’s forearm, but realized soon she likely had…

Master of None

I visited my uncle who is a meticulous woodworker. He has built an impressive number of projects and his craftsmanship is amazing. He has built pretty much anything that can be made of wood and many items have been given away to churches, for fundraisers, and to family. What he does with woodgrain, seams, and…

What’s in a Word?

On December 31, I posted this question on Facebook – If you had one word for 2017, what would that word be? The post received over 50 responses and the words were intriguing. First, I realize that it is difficult to encapsulate a year with one word.  The words listed may be reactions to specific…

Surrender

In church recently, we sang the song I Surrender All. It is actually an old hymn, originally published in 1896, and over the years has been sung by many artists and in many different styles. What does it mean to surrender? Not usually thought of as a positive term it’s connected to giving up or…

Why Do You Help?

A week ago, I was part of a team that drove to Houston to help with the flood relief efforts. Let me begin with recognizing Cypress United Methodist Church in Cypress, TX (northwest Houston), who showed us incredible hospitality. Their pastors, staff, and the church have committed a tremendous amount of resources in hosting teams,…