I choose not to side with accusers, slanderers, or with those who feed on the adrenaline of controversy and conflict.
Max always has "important" input. He wants whatever I'm doing to include fun. I know this by a certain sparkle in his eyes and by the way he perks up his ears.
I'm fascinated by the way some nations honor those who are worthy of honor. For instance, when my friends ministered in Pakistan, the sponsoring pastors placed several white flowery wreaths around their necks. Then as they entered the sanctuary, the congregation sprinkled rose pedals on the floor before their feet. And I know of a … Continue reading The Culture of Honor
Tonight, I won't be talking about exercise. Don't worry! I'm not slacking; each time I rise from my chair, for the first ten steps or so I walk as though my legs are strapped to boards. My sore thigh and abdominal muscles testify that I've worked them pretty hard. Neither Vern nor I stretched out … Continue reading Something That’s Been on My Heart
We had to go to the city today. To remodel homes older than 1980, Vern was required by the state of Oregon to take a lead-based paint certification course. I went along to keep him company on the hundred-mile drive. Sticking to a "diet" while traveling is tough at best. How do you find something … Continue reading Muffin Top
I'm determined to keep to my commitment of exercising six-days per week. Today has been one of those days when everything runs behind schedule. The first meeting of the day ran a little later than expected. The next meeting began fifteen-minutes later than it should've (due to the other meeting). Vern and I made chicken-vegetable … Continue reading Late Night Stretch
This evening, Vern and I exercised to an aerobics video. It's a good thing we were the only ones in the room. We looked like a couple of clowns doing a comedy routine. But we got our heart rates up, and that was the goal. Before I write further about this, I'll share what has … Continue reading Clown Aerobics ~ Repost