Monthly Archives: January 2018

Joe Couldn’t Smile…And Then…

It took one picture—no, make that two—that brought back two memories that I hope and pray never fade from memory. It’s a picture of a man who never smiled. And a second picture with gleaming teeth [do teeth gleam…how about … Continue reading

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It Is Well With My Soul

Long ago was yesterday. In my spirit this morning, as January is about to wave farewell, music calms, inspires and brings me a wholeness I cannot reach by myself. The yesterday. After Katrina pushed devastation upon New Orleans, when those … Continue reading

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Monday Is Bright And Hopeful

Monday morning. January 29, 2018. Not a blink of gloom. A day in which we give thanks to God for goodness and value and healing. Not for ranking…well, that may not be true…because of how I list this! Yesterday, Jason, … Continue reading

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Inspirational Letter From Dwyane Wade

There are often thin, shallow, calloused comments about professional athletes. And, reciprocally, athletes are all about the dollar sign and never about the effort and in a favorite casting shot: down deep they are shallow. [Hey, sounds like non-athletes who … Continue reading

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Recovery Is The Wrong Word

May we always be students. Never stop learning. Never stop seeing the options in life to living not pushing toward zero. I remember when fishing with our nephew Brian, he, who’s struggling with an inoperable brain tumor [Brian is Diane’s … Continue reading

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The Best Route To Carpe Diem

It hit me. Nor sure if softly or a mighty punch. Any manner very clear. Went like this: Know the difference between the times in which we live and the moments we experience. Times in which we live…just coursed through … Continue reading

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Tricia Gleason Has Arrived!!!

Today was a special day…UPS made it so. The doorbell got the attention of my dogs. The UPS driver said, “The package is heavy.” I hunched right: my first supply of the new novel, Truth Uncovered. Am pleased. A buddy … Continue reading

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It Started With A Blueberry Muffin

An update and a commentary: As you can appreciate Jason’s road to recovery has good days and days difficult with heavy challenges. One of the nurses, Suzanne, whom I’ve mentioned previously, shared with me, after more than fifteen years a … Continue reading

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Encouragement Walks with Us and Jason–Keep Casting

Life is always multiple-choice. This or that. Up or down. Verities or fake news. Triage…all the time. Today Diane and I and Jason are walking with encouraging news. They’ve taken off the breathing tube, his first non-garbled words to Diane, … Continue reading

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Update on Jason’s Condition

Wasn’t until I stood on my former 8th grade teacher’s porch, a week before ordination in June of 1966 that “gratitude” became common and necessary. I went to Miss Agnes Carter’s home, she retired a number of years before I … Continue reading

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