I write a lot about passions. I have a lot of them. One of the passions I have is music. I love music. Always have. Now, I’m not a musical person. I don’t play any instruments, unless you count drumming on the table. When I was a kid I played the piano. I was pretty good at it but at seven years old the piano was kind of boring to me.
When I was a teenager I wanted to be in a band. I loved music so much and the sound of the era I grew up in. It gave me this great feeling that I wanted everybody else to experience. I wanted to share that passion. But, that never happened.
My musical tastes changed over the years, as I’m sure it did for a lot of you. Does anyone remember Continue reading
Sounds a bit crass, doesn’t it? But we all know it’s true. Just when you think there’s hope for the world someone does or says something that makes you remember how flawed we all are. I’m just as guilty as the next guy.
I will spare you from all of the drama but I remember sitting at the table the other day working when I got a text that just stopped me in my tracks. I remember throwing myself back in my chair, looking up at the ceiling and thinking to myself, “Are you serious? People suck sometimes!” Continue reading
I had a bit of scare this week. Well, maybe more of a “what was I thinking?” moment.
Our sons and a friend were using the jacuzzi one Saturday night. As is typical when the spa is used the water level recedes quite a bit. This happens when people get in and out of the jacuzzi a lot as well as evaporation. When I got up Sunday morning I noticed the water level was lower than normal. So, to help the auto-fill process along I put the hose in the spa for a few minutes before we left for church. The water level was so low it didn’t make much of a dent. So I turned off the water and away we went to church.
When we got home from lunch after church the low water level was still low and was bugging me! So I turned the hose back on. A while later we took off for my son’s ballgame. Continue reading
“Like a good neighbor…” I can hear the jingle of that popular insurance company TV commercial in my head.
We have had three new families move into our neighborhood over the past year or so. We have made it a point to introduce ourselves and welcome them to the neighborhood. They seem like nice people and by all accounts they seem like they will fit right in to our neighborhood dynamic. Continue reading
Some people like to hit golf balls, some people like to read and some people like to surf. Me, I like to work out. Cross training, specifically. Over the past couple of years it has become a discipline in my life and part of my daily routine. If I miss a day I feel out of kilter…like I’ve cheated…like I’ve called in sick when I’m not really sick. Do you know the feeling? I was thinking about this recently and it got me thinking about my life as a Christian. Kind of a weird comparison but I am amazed at how similar physically conditioning your body and being a Christian are. Continue reading