Even though I started off the weekend feeling bad from a cold, I got a few things done today. Let’s see…. I cleaned the kitchen, washed a couple loads of clothes, straightened the dining room and living room, cleaned out a closet. All the time feeling like I was functioning inside a barrel. Ugh.

A New Phone

I was going to buy a new phone tonight after work. I walked into the Verizon store, where it appeared three young men were on duty. They had customers, so I walked around the store, looking for the particular phone I wished to purchase. One of the customers left. I continued walking around the store, looking at the phones, waiting for someone to speak. Even a simple, “Good evening. Someone will be with you in a few minutes.” But I got nothing. The fella who finished with his customer walked over to another one of the guys and began talking… Continue reading

Staff Meetings

Today we had our weekly staff meeting. It took about an hour to complete the business part of the meeting, and then the senior chaplain asked us to share where we were with God these days; how God was working in our lives as we entered the new year. I shared with them my desire to leave an “impression” (see article below) on the world that points folks not to me but to Jesus. The other chaplain at the meeting remarked how very interesting it was that I should say that, because he was currently reading a book in which… Continue reading


Several weeks ago, our Wednesday evening service was centered around a prayer labyrinth. Don’t get all hung up on the word “labyrinth.” We just followed some taped lines in our chapel to different “stations”. At each station we focused on a particular aspect of prayer. Every station, every thought centered around our relationship with Jesus. Is He the center of my praise, have I properly forgiven those in my life who have hurt me so that the name of Jesus is magnified; is the person inside of me the same as the person I show the world about who Jesus… Continue reading

January 1, 2012

Good morning! Well, we made it safely through the night. I waited up for Jenni and the little boys to get home, and then we all turned in about 1:30am. It’s going to be a beautiful day today. Heading out to worship in a while and then home to a nice, quiet afternoon. At some point, I have to take down the Christmas decorations. Does anybody else groan over doing that? I really enjoy seeing them up each year, but taking them down is such a chore. A BIG shout-out must go to my precious daughter, Jenni, for getting our… Continue reading