Drawing Near

I’m in the midst of a huge project of cleaning out my basement closets and garage.  I’ve taken things to a consignment store, sold things through a local on-line garage sale, set aside many bins for Goodwill, and thrown some stuff in the trash. While going through several boxes from my office (haven’t looked at them in the 18 months since retirement) I came upon … Continue reading Drawing Near

What will the New Year bring?

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.   (T. S. Eliot) It was a beautiful Christmas Eve day in the burbs of Atlanta. People were out shopping at our outdoor mall in short-sleeved tee-shirts. It was a bit windy and my hair blew every which way, but the cool air felt wonderful on my face and arms. … Continue reading What will the New Year bring?

A year of wonder & surprise

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.–Hebrews 11:1 When a new year arrives we don’t know what to expect.  We hope for a year of wonder & surprise.  We hope for good things to happen.  Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don’t. As my boss often says, hope is not a strategy.  Planning and doing is a … Continue reading A year of wonder & surprise