You Are Blessed

You Are Blessed

I recently reposted my piece “We Are All Angels”.  What prompted me to do so, was a conversation I had with my wife.

She joined NextDoor.com when we moved to our new location.  It has helped with learning more about the area.  But she also discovered that it is basically a Facebook for the locals.  It’s a platform for whining and bitching about the things that go on in the neighborhood.

This particular day my wife was reading to me the comments made by local residents in regards to the town “nut”, for lack of a better and more politically correct term. Continue reading

Lessons From A Hurricane

Lessons From A Hurricane

What a week it has been.  It is one that I will never forget, nor should I forget.

At the age of 59 years I experienced something I have never experienced before and hope I never experience again.

I have learned valuable lessons, lessons I must never forget.

Last Tuesday was my birthday and on that day the weather forecast became very dim.  On that day Hurricane Matthew was forecast to strengthen to a category 4 storm and head my way.

My wife and I live on the central east coast of Florida and the consensus was that this powerful storm was going to track right up the coast.

A part of me was attributing these forecasts to the weather hype machine and my assumption was we’d get up the next day and the forecast would finally show the storm drifting harmlessly out to sea.  But the next day was worse. Continue reading

Your Age Is Not A Handicap

Your Age Is Not A Handicap

I wrote this piece when I was reading the book of Job.  Job is one of my favorite books and stories in The Bible.

The last few verses deal with God restoring Job’s health and wealth.  God gives Job even more wealth then he had prior to it being taken away by Satan.

Job 42:12 reads, “And the Lord blessed the later days of Job more than his beginning.”

I read that verse three times and noted it in my head.  I wanted to remember it because it really hit home with me. Continue reading