Just The Way We Are

We go to a regional sporting goods store and they have an indoor play area. Our grandkids love the area and want to head there whenever we go to the store. But while they play, they want me to stand in the same spot. When they climb around, they look through the mesh to make…

My Image

My work takes me to Nashville, two or three times a year. Near the hotel where I usually stay is a nice walking path. It surrounds a golf course, goes through a wooded area, and crosses a meandering creek. When it is nice out, there are a number of people out walking or biking on…

Little by Little

One of the things I love about Haiti is their proverbs. They have many: A leaky house can fool the sun, but it can’t fool the rain. If work were a good thing, the rich would have grabbed it a long time ago. People talk and don’t act. God acts and doesn’t talk. A little…

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…