I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks I need to “look within myself spiritually.” The last time I looked within myself, I saw my navel. It was full of lint. Never again.
The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week’s column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. “Surely, you can find some positive things to write about,” she said, “and temporarily take people’s minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that.”
When I scribed about things we don't use anymore responses flooded in.
There is so much worrying in parenting.
I am a newspaper columnist, an author, an evangelist, but the main thing I am as far as ministry goes is a pastor. As such, I know what pastoring is like, and therefore I have a soft spot in my heart for other pastors.
Originally by Christina Hoffmann
Many businesses and private domain owners have received emails from a company in China or elsewhere in Asia telling them someone in China or another country in Asia has requested to register their domain name and use it as a keyword.
Remember 11 September, 2001. Do you remember how it felt? Astonishment. Confusion. Fear. Anger. In spite of the feelings we all felt, some reacted. Some moved forward without a thought of retreat. All of us over a certain age remember it well. I remember reading about “towers” falling and not even being certain what that meant, but I remember the moment and exactly where I was.
Originally by: Deirdre Sullivan
Stopped me cold. At the after-church buffet I picked a booth away from vents that pour frigid air down shirt collars.
Our family of five purchased a vehicle a couple of years ago that seats six, a Mazda Five. We took our own children along with another kid in church to school each morning, and the vehicle was perfect for that task and has the additional benefit of getting superb gas mileage.
It all started with the gnats, or at least I think it did. Maybe there were fruit flies in the mix too, since I can hardly tell the difference, except their size. I really believe they are one and the same, both very annoying and aggressive.
Can it be? Is it September already? One of my favorite tunes, “September Song,” was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway musical in 1938 called “Knickerbocker Holiday. The lyrics could apply today to the current political season in Georgia — “For it’s a long, long time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September.”
Originally by: Deirdre Sullivan
I was thinking of things everybody owned but nobody has today. There are many. The first that came to mind was a “nest egg.”
Flipped classes are a new way classes may be offered mainly on the college level but could occur at the high school level.
I have a lot to be thankful for, and I have honestly made it my practice for many years to try and be a person who constantly says “thank you,” especially to God. I am still alive and healthy, as are my wife, children, mom and in-laws.
There has been an unignorable seepage in the front yard of the mountain cabin, “Respite,” evidence of what it was – a leak in the water line. The line passes under a long lane and could pass through the yard anywhere. I dreaded digging the place up looking for it.
To any readers remotely considering an Espresso machine, beware and reconsider. For years I had been wanting one after traveling to Europe and tasting the rich, frothy, black liquid.
The home page on your browser is the page that displays when you first start the browser. Quite often this is set for Google or Bing or your ISP’s web page to display. Other people have set it to a page they quite often want to go to. On my browsers I have my home page set to www.dwightwatt.com.