Tag: United States

Surviving Separation: Believing in an End

Since he’s been there, the United States economy began its decline. Jobs in Gregg’s market have been in serious decline and the 8000 mile separation seemed interminable. A contract end date would approach, no jobs would pop up, so Gregg would be forced to sign another contract and stay a few more months, and it would cycle all over again.

Johnathan turned three in May. As I post this, it’s August 12th, and we finally see an end.

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It Costs Nothing to be Polite

When I was thirteen-years-old, my family moved from Oregon to Florida. To that point in my life, I’d lived in Germany, Washington state, and Oregon. There is a HUGE cultural difference between the Pacific Northwest and the Southeastern United States, and it manifested itself in my first southern classroom.

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What Veterans’ Day Means to Me

The valor and sacrifice of all Veterans can never be honored enough. I am so very proud of every one of you, and I pray daily for those of you currently serving. I hope you will accept my humble thanks.

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Domestic vs. International

The church body – identified in Ephesians 1:22-23 as the body of Christ – should be so adept at taking care of the needs of the community, at feeding Christ’s lambs and tending His sheep (John 21:15-18) that children should have to look up the word “need” to know what it means. With thousands of congregants, local charities and help organizations should be turning help away instead of begging for it.

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Veterans’ Day

Veterans’ Day. World War I ended with the implementation of an armistice between the Allies and Germany at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November, 1918.

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gift idea: Potted Amaryllis

Potted Amaryllis: A wonderful hand-made and rather inexpensive gift from the heart would be a beautiful flowering plant from a bulb you (and/or your children) planted.

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