Peace? Really?!

Yesterday, I shared a personal epiphany I had when I rode Amtrak to Washington. Looking straight out the window yields a blurry sight. But if I look ahead a bit, the image becomes clearer and the blur goes away. I was challenged about this when I was reading about the angels declaring, “Peace on earth.”…

Lessons From A Train Window

A few weeks ago, I took a day to go into Washington DC to enjoy some of what our nation’s capitol has to offer. The weather was sunny yet a bit chilly. The crowds were minimum. And the day was great as I … Enjoyed the Smithsonian Museums to the National Zoo. Perused the gardens…

Finding Peace

As I write this, threats of winter storm Gail is blowing into my area of the country. We are just on the edge of the storm, so I don’t expect too bad of ice and wetness. Yet, already people are freaking out. Stockpiling. Closing schools. Filling car tanks. Getting generators ready. They want to be…

The Lights of Peace

The Messiah is called “Prince of Peace!” The angels cried out, “Peace on Earth!” Really? Look around. It doesn’t really look like peace. Forget the lack of harmony between people, which keeps escalating, look at nature … hurricanes, natural disasters, fires, pandemics, and so on. So “Peace on Earth” seems to be a stretch. Or…

My Kind of Eulogy

Have you ever wondered what they’ll say at your funeral? For me, I want levity, laughter, and a little musical jam session. Talk about my passions, my love for Lisa, my legacy in my son, my weird sense of humor and how this life was just a warmup for eternity in heaven. No tears. No…

I am Hurting

It is physical … I am physically sore. I hiked a bit Tuesday (Mount Pleasant in George Washington and Thomas Jefferson National Forest). My calves burn, my knee is bruised (fell on a rock), and my left ankle is sore. Yeah, I know, stop whining Todd. Alas, there is more. My lungs hurt. But that…