Wait… Wait… Wait…

“Wait until your father gets home.” “Wait! You are going to hurt yourself.” “You will just have to wait until dinner.” “I can’t wait until my birthday/I’m 16/I’m out on my own/…” “You will just have to wait.” “Wait here while I go over there and pray.” (Jesus words to his disciples) Waiting is aRead more

Blog 2.7.15

“How are you doing? Do you need anything?” asked Judy my loving, compassionate helpmeet of so many years. (Incidentally, your time and especially your attention would be completely exhausted if I were to list even a small portion of her many selfless efforts in my behalf!) “Sure Pop–Pop!” Says the beautiful little girl (Isabel myRead more

“I win. I win.”

“I win. I win.” There is a soft familiar knock on my bedroom door at about 7:45 each weekday morning. It’s my 4 (almost 5)-year-old grandson, Jonathan. When queried, he always responds, “Is it moofy (translation smoothie) time yet? Jonathan, Judy and I take great delight in sharing this special time together. It almost neverRead more

Contagion:

Over the course of my injury, I’ve had several occasions on which to discuss various infections with contagious disease specialists. I have also personally known a physician who specializes in infectious diseases. The license plate on his car reads: Bug Doctor. I can imagine that this term – contagion is very familiar to him and possiblyRead more

What! Me grouchy!?

This morning I had a “discussion” with my wife. She advised me that I was grouchy… Of course I didn’t believe her – she was just tired and frustrated… A little while later I got to my computer and checked my email. Each day I receive an email from dictionary.com and another from Matthew HenryRead more

Larry and the NCAA trophy

Do you know Larry Culpepper? He is the fictitious character on a TV commercial selling Dr Pepper, presumably at a football game. Larry surreptitiously discovers the NCAA Championship Football trophy in a secluded hideaway inside of a packed stadium. Entering the “sanctuary” where it is stored, he reverently worships and adores it. He praises itRead more

For better or for worse

This little phrase is tucked neatly into the traditional vows of the wedding ceremony: for better or for worse. Like many things in life, these words have greater clarity when viewed in the rearview mirror. Only by looking backwards can we see what these vows really entail. Having been married for 44 years. I realizeRead more

Christmas Eve

Imagine your ideal, most picturesque Christmas setting. You know, you have seen The Hallmark movies. Everything is perfect; snow is gently falling (except the Larry Levinson productions, which always seemed to be set in Southern California). Well-dressed and better behaved children gather. Parents are patient and calm… Picture the day before Christmas at our house.Read more

The man upstairs…

“The man upstairs was watching out for me…” You’ve likely heard people say this hundreds of times. Perhaps you have said it yourself. Last week when NFL quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a serious automobile accident, he said words to this effect: the man upstairs  was watching out for me. I don’t pretend toRead more

“I like your wheelchair. What can it do?”

Our conversation actually began a couple weeks ago, one Sunday morning. A smiling, bright – eyed boy greeted me after I entered the building and was being helped with my hat and coat. “… I like your wheelchair. What can it do?” So I showed him that by using my joystick and chin I couldRead more