Monthly Archives: May 2012

Is retirement an option for the Christian?

What are you working for? Do you look forward to the day when you take advantage of 4 P.M. early bird menus, who-cares-when schedules and golfing at noon? Or do you have plans – big plans for God. “My husband has … Continue reading

Posted in Retirement, Retirement Planning | 18 Comments

A little water won’t hurt

It’s always interesting to see how informal groups quickly fall behind a person.  There’s always somebody that has the magnetism and the drive that others recognize. Every group needs a leader, otherwise it will quickly fall apart.The ragtag group called … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, drown, no gain, sink | 20 Comments

Can we ever trust again?

Trust is a critical component — in the workplace, in the home, in churches and in politics. Nothing will derail good intentions faster than a lack of trust. Many of our societal ills come from a lack of trust. Government … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments

How to Find an Upside in This Down Economy

We all know people who have been laid off, fired or whose jobs have disappeared altogether. For millions, months have now turned into years of unemployment or under-employment. Maybe this is you. I have a friend — John — who … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 18 Comments

Going back to the rubble

(Photo credit: OldOnliner) Have you ever opened up a desk drawer and promptly closed it because it was just too messy to deal with. Some of us have chapters of our lives that we wish weren’t part of our history. There … Continue reading

Posted in Thankfulness | 22 Comments

One Brilliant Show

(This is a repost from last year’s Mother’s Day article. When I printed it off and showed it to her, she cried. I didn’t know it would be her last Mother’s Day) She was always a good sport. Amazing senseof … Continue reading

Posted in daffodil, Flower, Mother, mother's love, worship and mother's day | 16 Comments

Brain Freeze

“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.” — Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks     What do you do to keep fresh? Photo … Continue reading

Posted in Leonardo da Vinci | 8 Comments

Tomorrow’s Legacy — Today

What will our children remember? We all treasure memories. At most of my family gatherings, more than one conversation begins with the expression, “remember when?” The term is sometimes used to provoke a story, to spur the conversation. But in … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Memory, North Dakota, Sandwich generation | 14 Comments

I should have seen it coming

Photo by Andy Arthur When personal tragedy hits, we often are shocked to the core.Where did that come from?When we are hit with a failed relationship or a big bill or the loss of a job, we go into a … Continue reading

Posted in Bathsheba, David, ignoring obvious, Uriah the Hittite, Warning label, warning sign | 32 Comments

The F Word

I’ll never forget the first cuss word my son brought home from school. It was the first grade and this mild, quiet blonde-haired blue- eyed little boy uttered a word that had never been spoken in our home. The shocking … Continue reading

Posted in Equal opportunity, Fair, fairness, Jesus, Profanity | 28 Comments