Happy Mother’s Day

7.7 Billion. This is the 2019 estimate for the number of people in the world. 3.8 Billion. This is the 2019 estimate for the number of females in the world. (49.6%, just slightly less than half). 2.0+ Billion. This is the estimate for the number of mothers in the world (52.4% of all females are…

Building Bridges

Depending on how much half way house time I am given I am between ten (eight months half way house) and eighteen months (zero half way house) from leaving here and arriving somewhere where I will begin my reintegration into society. With this come many emotions: joy, curiosity, hope, depression, and a dozen more. The…

Through Time

March 28, 1981. March 28, 2019. Thirty eight years. Imagine 38 years. I’m sure some of you reading this aren’t even 38 years old. Why is March 28, 1981 significant? For most people it’s not but for my wife and me it’s the beginning. On that day in 1981 we went out on our first…

dream

“Let Jesus use you where you are.”  I’m trying to each day.  Are you?  This song by Josh Wilson reminds us how, and why we should.  ~jdoe “Dream Small” by Josh Wilson It’s a momma singing songs about the Lord It’s a daddy spending family time That the world said he cannot afford These simple…

Happy Anniversary

Anniversaries. Days of celebration. Two have come around. The first is the second anniversary of this blog. And without you, dear readers, it would mean nothing. Thank you to those that follow my blog as well as those that visit occasionally or even just once. I consider it a privilege to write for you and…

Do Unto Others…

Another Mother’s Day has come and gone. Did you honor your mother? I made sure to send cards to the three mothers in my life – my mother, my wife and my sister and I also called.  I did this because I love them and it’s that feeling of love that brought me to contemplate…

To My Love

Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate the one we love. I’ve sent out my cards. Yes, I said cardS. Why more than one? I have four significant women in my life – mother, sister, daughter and wife. Each is important to me in unique ways but it’s my wife I want to write about now….

Do It Yourself

Funny, how so many of us become attached to objects because of the memories associated with them.  How many of us have concert or movie ticket stubs from a first date or first time attending such an event?  I know I do. My father passed away earlier this year (see “Dad (Warning, He Cusses)”).  Between…

Sketches, Reflections of Father’s Day

“Who needs fathers?  We all do.  We especially need our Father in heaven, who forgives our parenting inadequacies for Jesus’ sake and who enables us each day with a fresh start.  Just as the loving father in Luke’s gospel welcomed home his lost son, our Father will one day welcome us into heaven together with…

Happy Father’s Day

“Who needs fathers?  We all do.  We especially need our Father in heaven, who forgives our parenting inadequacies for Jesus’ sake and who enables us each day with a fresh start.  Just as the loving father in Luke’s gospel welcomed home his lost son, our Father will one day welcome us into heaven together with…