Category: Thinking Out Loud
We Are Not All in the Same Boat, But We Are in the Same Storm
We are not all in the same boat, but we are in the same storm. Some of us are in a yacht. Others are in a leaky rowboat, barely keeping afloat. Many are somewhere in between. The current issues of institutional racism and the pandemic affect each of us differently.
Handmade Valentine Card – Date Unknown
Today’s throwback is a Valentine from my dad to my mom. Or it might have been an anniversary card, but since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, I’m going to say it was a Valentine.
Decorating the Church for Christmas
Every year we help decorate our church for Christmas. All four boys were home for this event and they helped too. This has become a family tradition. And their help is always appreciated since they know the drill and they have strong arms to carry all of the trees and boxes from the basement.
Hopeful Waiting: Time To Get Out the Advent Wreath
I love the season of Advent! I’ll break out the Christmas decorations in a couple of weeks, but for now I am going to experience the joy of hopeful waiting. So I got out the base of my Advent wreath. I still need to get some greenery to put around it, but for now that can wait. 🙂
Price Is Not the Same as Value
Bigger is not better. More stuff does not mean more happiness. Price is not the same as value. We live in a society which really values money and material goods. After I had already written these words a few days ago, I talked to a friend of mine who has left her job to return to being a homemaker. We talked about the reaction we often get when they ask what we do and the reply is “I am a homemaker.”
My Dad, a WWII and Korean War Veteran
My dad passed away over 6 years ago. He was a member of “The Greatest Generation” and served in World War II and the Korean War. We are fortunate to have an autobiography he wrote after he retired. Part of it recounts how he joined the Navy in 1944. He was seventeen years old.