I spend a lot of time waiting for my family to get in the car so we can go places. One of the things that keeps me from getting hostile about that is that I get to scare them by beeping the horn when they walk by the front of the van. It’s just one […]
In the seventies Jim Croche recorded a haunting song called “Time in A Bottle.” You probably remember it. The song laments the swift passing of time and it’s made all the more poignant when you realize the singer himself was killed in a plane crash when he was a young man.
My Dad taught be to rise early. He challenged me at twelve years old to take a morning paper route. The paper was the Dayton Journal-Herald. My first Journal-Herald route was in a the little burg of DeGraff about thirty miles northeast of Dayton. I rose around five every morning and peddled my bike around […]
I have lost over 100 pounds and kept it off. I would like to answer a question I have been asked at least a hundred times: “How did you lose your weight?”
It must have been the coldest day of the winter so far. Our neighbor silenced the pleading of his children by climbing to the top of his TV antenna tower to hang a star of colored lights. His daughter came down the hill red-cheeked, all bundled up and begged us to come up and see […]
High in the Alps of Switzerland is a village called Champrey. It was there that Francis and Edith Schaeffer settled in the years when Europe was recovering from the devastation of WWII. Students traveled to Champrey from all over the world. They came to ski and hike in the beautiful mountains surrounding the village. The […]
You can take every precaution, but you really never sin in the dark. It is very unlikely that you will successfully conceal your sin from me. And it is impossible to conceal your sin from God. I speak from personal experience, painful and humiliating personal experience. I’d really rather not document them here, but I […]
Some men stumble through life without really noticing anything around them. They only exist, they don’t really live. Among them are those who think they have to wait until they have enough money to buy life, fools who believe the slick lies of the add slogans. Some keep looking for just the right person who […]
Some people see Veteran’s Day as little more than a day when the bank is closed and the mail doesn’t run. For a couple reasons it means more to me than that. My Dad and my grandfather served in the armed forces. My Grandfather was stationed on Guam during WWII. Dad served in the Navy […]
There is a Golden Retriever who lives on Sandusky Street. I don’t know what name he uses now, but I do know what he used to go by. He used to be called “Captain Hook” You may wonder how he got that name.