Drumroll please... It's my 2015 Christmas Letter!

The day after I mailed my Christmas cards this year, I came across my Christmas letter from 2009. It was...more

2016... all you need is Love!

Each year I have a guiding word. A mascot. Last year it was "Embrace" ....more

All I wanted for Christmas...

The last few days have been a wonderful blur of unfamiliar activity...more

Peace Begins with a Smile

I think it's time, don't you? Somewhere I read that everything we do, every simple action or word, sends an energy into the world, either positive or negative, ultimately contributing to either war or peace. We can point fingers and lay blame, but to some degree each one of us carries that...more

First Came Love...

First came...more

Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World

It’s the hardest thing to give awayAnd the last thing on your mind todayIt always goes to those that don’t deserveIt’s the opposite of how you feelWhen the pain they caused is just too realIt takes everything you have just to say the word…ForgivenessForgiveness ~from "Forgiveness" by Matthew West ...more

Happy Thanksgiving, by George...

Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him....more

A weekend of birthday celebrations and away they go again...

My oldest and his beautiful wife are somewhere over the Pacific Ocean right now, traveling to New Zealand with another couple for a trip of a lifetime, one they've dreamed about for years. I would say "the" trip of a lifetime, but these two have already spent Oktoberfest in Munich, honeymooned in Italy, and traveled to Moscow,...more

Lesson #84 (Happy birthday, happy Friday the 13th, and thank you, Mama!

"You must have been a beautiful baby..." ~Johnny Mercer ...more

Reflections on Veteran's Day

They are all around you, disguised as ordinary...more