Saturday, January 15, 2022
The famous sales motivational speaker, the late Zig Ziglar, used to say, “It not your aptitude, it’s your attitude that determines your altitude.” I think he was right.
Saturday, January 08, 2022
I have a habit of misplacing things. It’s not something that creates constant chaos. It’s more annoying.
The ending of an old year and the beginning of a new year affords us many opportunities. For one, it offers us the chance to leave some things behind ... to move on. Some things are better left to the past. And too, we can look back and take stock of the past year and consider all the blessi…
Saturday, January 01, 2022
Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not for living in the past. But Bob Dylan was right when he wrote, “The times, they are a changin’ ” … indeed, they are ... and fast.
They say the only way to get over a fear is to face it. I don’t know who actually said that, but whoever it was has obviously never been on a plane with me.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
It is a story of vast extremes … of a star and a stable … of angels and shepherds … of the most expensive gifts and the most inexpensive cloth … of time and eternity … of a holy God and sinful man.
Years ago, we had to drive around and look at the Christmas lights and envy homes and their décor from afar when we wanted to.
Saturday, December 18, 2021
I always like meeting new friends.
I’m not really sure when the commercialization of Christmas began to impact modern America in dramatic fashion. Maybe it was in the 1960s. If not that early, it was certainly underway by the 1970s.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
When did the political systems of 193 nations become the business of the government of the United States? And who elected us Americans to write the moral code for the regimes that rule other lands?
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Over the years, I’ve looked to friends in their 50s as my own personal Dalai Lama, full of wisdom and experts at living a life full of intent.
I have long admired the life and work of the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Either the U.S. and NATO provide us with “legal guarantees” that Ukraine will never join NATO or become a base for weapons that can threaten Russia — or we will go in and guarantee it ourselves.
Saturday, December 04, 2021
My late mother told of two trucks that my grandfather, Will Herod Brim, owned after the passing of the horse-and-buggy days.
I like pretty things. For that reason, we own very uncomfortable furniture.
Thursday, December 02, 2021
Saturday, November 27, 2021
After days spent cleaning everything from baseboards to cobwebs in preparation for the holidays, I was exhausted. I even cleaned fingerprints from around switch plates and walls.
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Thanksgiving Day is here ... a time to stop and reflect on the past year and years ... a time once again to recount our blessings.
Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko has cleared out the encampment at his border crossing into Poland, where thousands of Middle Eastern migrants had been living in squalor.