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In my mind’s eye, I can still see my mother’s left handed notation on our monthly budget. Written in pencil in case adjustments were needed, the budget could easily be found in the desk drawer … more
It’s hot outside! It’s been unpleasantly hot the past few weeks. Most of us have a variety of ways of enduring or avoiding feeling the full impact of the heat. I’m increasingly … more
Attempting to beat the heat is the name of the game this week and has kept the air conditioning and utility companies scrambling to provide some cool. to homes. Utility companies are sending out … more
Welcome to another installment of “Things you should do before the highlight of your week is lime Jell-O Thursday!” This year, in my family’s ongoing quest to turn ourselves into an … more
Most Sundays right before the service begins, I teach a portion of the Catechism to children and “eavesdropping” adults. This past Sunday the portion was the Fifth Commandment (Exodus 20:13; … more
IN their 2018 selection of applicants the Yale Young Global Scholars admitted 1,768 students from 126 countries and all 50 of the United States to a summer program dedicated to international exchange … more
Unmet expectations result in disappointment. Our expectations are often reasonable. But how do we develop reasonable expectations of God? We know what he’s like and what he’s promised to … more
They make us proud. Our youth strive to succeed whether school is in session or not and in East Texas the names are surfacing of those who have spent their summer making sure they have a strong … more
This summer my wife and I travelled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to collect my second leg lamp for humor writing from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists at the annual conference. The conference … more
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, or so the secular proverb usually goes, but apparently the reverse is also true: one person’s treasure is another person’s trash, or so my mother … more
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