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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 14, 2018) My Mother doesn’t really know it’s Mother’s Day.  I visited her today after lunch.  I helped her brush her teeth and opened a card…

A Coming of Age

A Coming of Age

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 7, 2018) I find myself coming of age… an age of doing things with a different mindset than when I was 40.  That’s hard for me. …

Children as Arrows—Fashioned and Ready

Children as Arrows—Fashioned and Ready

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 1, 2018) An Albuquerque police officer found himself in an unsought limelight last fall. The story of Ryan Holets’ intervention in the lives of a homeless…

Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 30, 2018) When I say the word, pearl, what comes to your mind?  A person’s name?  Minnie Pearl? (Now I’m really revealing my age, as half…

Samee’s Pizza Getti: Where ‘Monday is the new Friday’

Samee’s Pizza Getti: Where ‘Monday is the new Friday’

The Perfect Combination (ROCKWALL, TX – April 21, 2018) Need a conversation starter? Ask people about their favorite pizza. Or their favorite barbecue. Nearly everyone has a mouthful to say on…

National Treasures of the Season

National Treasures of the Season

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 19, 2018) I’m in the city of National Treasures.  The seasonal treasure these days are the cherry trees in full bloom.  They are all over the…

An Eternal Investment

An Eternal Investment

(ROCKWALL ,TX — April 9, 2018) I wept when I sang these words yesterday morning. “And on that day when my strength is failing,  The end draws near and my…

Not Bad for a Near Flunky

Not Bad for a Near Flunky

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 6, 2018) As I drive back to Memphis I often pass an exit labeled, “Gill Campus.” Pride follows the memory of the day the local community…

Red Alert

Red Alert

The voice of the Lord is over the waters… —Psalm 29:3 (ROCKWALL, TX — April 6, 2018) An awful image flashed before me like a snapshot, waking me in the…

The Day After

The Day After

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 2, 2018) I’ve been studying quite a bit about Easter during these last 40 days.  Some things have struck me that I’ve not noticed before.  I’d…

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