July 3, 2020 · 4:03 am
As the USA prepares to celebrate our 244th birthday, it will be a day unlike any we’ve seen in our generation.
In many, if not most communities, there will be no fireworks or parades due to the COVID-19 pandemic that’s changed everything. Large gatherings are out. Beaches are being closed. And communities having fireworks, are urging people to stay home and watch them from the safety of their own backyard.
In fact, instead of this being an occasion to celebrate what’s right with America, we’re seeing an emphasis on criticizing what’s wrong with our country. Continue reading →
May 1, 2020 · 8:47 am
Do you know what today is?
With everyone “sheltering in place” it’s easy to lose track of both the days and the date.
Today, May 1st, might be remembered as the day for many when the “sheltering in place” restrictions expired in their state. However, if you access the National Calendar Day you will find some unusual and interesting celebrations in addition to our normal holidays.
Today is National Chocolate Parfait Day. National Mother Goose Day. National Loyalty Day. And National Principal’s Day. You can look them up to see what they mean. Continue reading →
July 4, 2015 · 10:12 am
I’m feeling a bit melancholy on this Saturday morning.
I probably shouldn’t feel this way, but I do. It’s a beautiful beginning to the day. It’s a very pleasant 60 degrees on my back porch. The sun is shining. Birds are chirping. Squirrels are scampering about the woods behind us. The deer are enjoying their morning “salt lick.” And the coffee is good.
Why don’t I feel in a celebratory mood? Continue reading →
July 4, 2012 · 5:52 am
As work continues on the 1776 foot Freedom Tower scheduled for completion in 2013, I was reading that the foundation is 70 feet deep. We understand the importance of a solid foundation in building a structure of this size. Sadly, our country has forgotten the importance of a solid spiritual foundation. Continue reading →