Laughter is not taught. It is part of us from birth. Within a few months, long before they can talk, babies laugh. It is contagious. Adults join in, doubled over with the laughter and joy of a giggling baby. The laughter of children on a playground is a balm to the soul.
Monday, July 25, 2022
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Under the glaring light of day we may fool ourselves into thinking that we are center stage, that everything revolves around us. But the night gently reminds us that we are, in fact, a small speck in the galaxies of creation.
Let them praise the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created,” (Psalm 148:1-6).
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Our nine-year-old granddaughter went on a trip with her family and left in our charge her prized pet, a hamster she has nurtured into a fat little rodent. She wrote out a long list of instructions of how we are to take care of the hamster.
The little critter reminds my wife of a rat. She is deathly afraid of rats. So, it has fallen to me to take care of the hamster, lovingly named Aspen. I studied the instructions, did my best to assemble the cages, including the tubes through which the hamster can crawl to his delight. I turned off the light and went to bed.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Last week we went on an “almost post-Covid” cruise to Alaska. There were still testings and protocols to pass, but the cruise business is back. What made the week truly spectacular was going with our best friends from college. We had a great time exploring new places and reflecting. We were young when we first met. My wife and our friends were fresh from high school graduations in Texas and Kentucky. I was older and wiser by a year or two.
.And now that we have re-converged in the late years of our journey we are overwhelmed with gratitude for God’s goodness and grace. We are more content than we were in our youth. We are still ambitious to do good and to bless others, but we know we are blessed beyond measure in ways we could have never imagined. Only God could do such a thing.