The faith of a mustard seed

I often ponder whether there is a God.   I grew up with God-fearing parents and went to Sunday school and church services in a conservative, evangelistic Christian congregation.  I attended a Christian college.  I worked at Christian colleges for 15 years of my career.  I’m not the kind of person you’d think would question the existence of God. I am highly educated.  Less than … Continue reading The faith of a mustard seed

Do what makes you happy!

I pushed through the door of the cardio movie room and out into the gym.   An elderly woman asked me, “What are they doing in there?”   “They are buffing the floor,” I answered. “Can we still workout in there?” she followed.  I replied, “There’s still one girl in there.  I guess you could ask them.” I don’t usually engage in conversation with people in the … Continue reading Do what makes you happy!

Do what makes you happy!

I pushed through the door of the cardio movie room and out into the gym.   An elderly woman asked me, “What are they doing in there?”   “They are buffing the floor,” I answered. “Can we still workout in there?” she followed.  I replied, “There’s still one girl in there.  I guess you could ask them.” I don’t usually engage in conversation with people in the … Continue reading Do what makes you happy!

Saturday morning softball

I arrive at the game early and set up camp under the shade of several hardwood trees. Other than this fairly large cool haven, there is no other respite from Georgia’s late summer scorcher. This is an interesting part of the year, this week between the waning days of summer and the arrival of the autumnal equinox. Today marks the first game of little league … Continue reading Saturday morning softball

Breezy discovers Michael Jackson

Breezy is 8. Her parents, Papa and I sometimes talk about how much we miss the baby Breezy. She is growing much too quickly. But we all agree that we love conversing with this older, wiser Breezy. She is simply, in a word, amazing. Earlier this year, when she was but 7, she, her older sister, Papa and I were dining at Taco Bell. Breezy … Continue reading Breezy discovers Michael Jackson

Discovering the meaning of life

2017 has been the second worst year of my life. I am just beginning to dig my way out of the destruction and to rebuild. I am trying to fit the events into some sort of framework with the rest of my life, to see the bigger picture. I am seeking understanding. Amidst all the darkness of the year, there lives a little girl who … Continue reading Discovering the meaning of life