Tag: Jesus

A Day Late, A Dollar Short

At noon today I pulled up into the drive-thru of one of my favorite lunch locations. I ordered something a little different because I noticed that according to the sign that it would be on special. I rolled forward and pulled out my wallet to pay. My stomach sank as I saw that I had left…

Blessings for a New Year

              I am blessed to have a job that allows me to meet wonderful people. Many days I get to learn someone’s story and lend my assistance in their journey. One year ago I was working with a homeless man who had recently transferred from a mission in the city…

Hope in a Christmas Jar

              I love my children. All day at work I look forward to seeing them. Even if it is a day that I won’t get to see them…I’m still thinking about the smell of their hair and the twinkle in their eyes. I love to listen to them talk…

Stop Swimming or Drown…

Once upon a time after a torrential rain 3 dogs of various sizes were playing on a small bridge on a gravel road called Keseman Avenue in rural Benton County. This bridge has a tendency to be underwater after high rains. This is the bridge: Now picture it ominously covered with rushing water…. The smallest…

Double-dipping–party foul or party party?

A friend of mine was recently accused of “double-dipping”–a faux pas that has been known to incite blind rage and leave a bad taste in your friend’s mouth. When I think about double-dipping I cannot help but think of the scene from Seinfeld when George Costanza committed the ultimate party foul, transgressing against all of…

Idol Confessions

Confession: Once upon a time I threw away my mom’s ceramic statue into a burning pile of trash in our backyard. I remember being very young when I asked mom what the little ceramic statue was. She said it was something that her friend had painted for her. It was painted very well in 2…