Feeling the Juice Today is the first softball game of the season. I can feel the juices flowing and we still have 5 or 6 hours to go before the ump hollers “PLAY BALL”. This is my 46th straight year of taking the field as a pitcher. It’s my 44th straight year playing with Aspen […]
Now, just this past week I read an article that all of our behavior is contagious. Yep, everything we do is apparently contagious. For instance a recent study has shown that a conference speaker who follows a nervous speaker can catch that nervousness. Bad moods and bad attitudes are contagious too. It seems we can […]
The Sherburne bridge was a one of a kind and a gem of an old covered bridge. I had wonderful memories of it. It spanned the Licking River crossing at the Bath County and Fleming County line. It was a bridge of great history and even greater pride to residents of Eastern Kentucky and especially […]
Life is complicated. As I sat in my office yesterday, I was looking out the front window. The bird feeder was a flurry of activity as Black Capped Chickadees, Cardinals, Mourning Doves, Flickers and even a beautiful Red Bellied Woodpecker flew in and out in a feeding frenzy. I was enjoying the feast. Suddenly a […]
In one of the great songs of our times “Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine” by Tom T. Hall a man tells the story of being in an airport in Miami, Florida waiting for his flight when an old man comes to the table where he is sitting and invites himself to sit down. The […]
“Take care lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is […]
How true it is. We seem pretty over the top with X Boxes, iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Android phones and all the other technology we’re so enamored with these days. Some of the grandchildren stayed with us over the weekend and we pretty much had to have them “park” the technology so they would interface with […]
I’ve been playing organized baseball / softball for as long as I can remember. I’ve loved the game with a passion that only those who love the game can understand. For me, the joy of the game doesn’t come from watching professionals play but rather playing myself.
Recently, I was hurrying to a meeting, knowing I would be late. Trouble is I had forgotten about the meeting and was trying to make up for lost time. With the worst of all luck I encountered a red light at the corner of Norwood and Ednor Roads. I had just missed the green light which meant it would a long stop. Cursing my bad luck I clutched the steering wheel and stewed about my luck.
A long time ago another first year minister in training and I used the baptistery in his church (Sharpsburg Christian Church) for a baptism of a member in my church (Bethel Christian Church). Bethel didn’t have an indoor baptistery (Flat Creek was just fine during the summertime and we usually waited until summer) but Sharpsburg did have an indoor baptistery. Someone made a Confession of Faith at Bethel one Sunday morning and didn’t want to wait until summer so my friend, the student minister down at Sharpsburg volunteered his church. It was a great act of kindness on their part.