While many people are out on a shopping spree to liquidate any cash reserves they might have left, I am taking this time to do a little bit of reflection.
Shopping is not my favorite thing to do. I forgot about it last week and Thursday evening I took my Continue reading
Now that summer is out of the way and the holiday season has begun, I can throw out the kitchen window all of those diet restrictions introduced by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. After all, the whole purpose of the holiday season is to eat.
It begins in late Continue reading
This is the time of the year holidays get into full steam. It begins with Halloween when people put on a scary face and ends with New Year’s day when people put on a new face. I could never figure out if the Halloween face was the New Year’s Day Continue reading
Not too long ago, I woke up one morning, nauseous, headache, exhausted, miserable. I wasn’t sick. I didn’t have the flu.
I had a hangover.
You see, I enjoy beer. I enjoy scotch. I enjoy it too much. I don’t sip and savor; I drink like a man at a Continue reading
For some inexplicable reason, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is under the impression that my favorite hobby is flying kites. I have no idea where she got that notion. Last Thursday, for example, she said to me in one of her sterner voices, “Why don’t you just go and Continue reading
Flying in an airplane is not my preferred style of transportation. However, flying without an airplane is quite disastrous, if you know what I mean!
I am not quite sure the Wright brothers would be too happy with some of the things passing as an airplane these days. It seems Continue reading
This past week I had to go to the mall. I know, I should know better but I thought I could sneak in, get what I needed and sneak out again. So much for my thoughts.
I wanted to purchase several tie chains for my neckties and searched every jewelry Continue reading
A certain situation has been building in the Parsonage for the last several months. At first, I did not think it too serious but alas, we have reached a terrible impasse.
It started a few months ago when I came home, walked into the house and was hit in the Continue reading
I awoke last Tuesday with a strange feeling I had missed something. Not only that, but I was shivering like a polar bear without his pajamas. I knew something was wrong but to put my finger on it was just too early in the morning for me. I like starting Continue reading
Am I getting old or his time passing faster than it used to? It seems I just settle down to do something and before I know it, it is over.
Back in “the day,” a minute had 60 seconds. An hour had 60 minutes. A day had 24 hours. Oh, Continue reading
It was my pleasure to take my first trip to California. I heard many rumors about California and particularly the people there.
Overall, my trip was a blessing and the people I met were truly wonderful.
I did, however, have an illusion of California burst. You know how it is, Continue reading
For my wife’s birthday (I am not allowed to mention which one) I surprised her with round trip tickets to her family reunion in upper New York State. Out of courtesy to her, I elected not to include myself in her little vacation. After all, it is her family and Continue reading
Enjoying a casual evening at home, I reclined in my favorite easy chair reading, while the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was chatting on the telephone. I rarely pay attention to telephone conversations. After all, I only get one side of the conversation, which may be misleading at the very Continue reading
It was my birthday and I decided to celebrate it as low-key as possible. I am at that stage in life where I really do not need presents from anybody reminding me of how old I really am. I know every present represents an obligatory return on the gesture and Continue reading
There have been many events and rulings and findings that are disturbing to those of us who have been saved by Christ. We have good reason to be disturbed or upset: Our Father in heaven has told us what is sin through his Word.
The problem at times such as Continue reading