June 11, 2012
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One day last week I received a gift one of my daughters had promised me for my birthday a couple of months ago.
One of the most common prayers of thankfulness some of us offer up is that of "saying grace", or the blessing, or the giving of thanks before we eat our meals. It has been a joy at times to hear my grandchildren recite such a prayer as the family has prepared to eat together.
One day last week as I left a local business, I noticed an elderly gentleman standing in the parking lot next to his car. As I got closer, someone in another vehicle said something to the first man, indicating that they knew each other and were meeting at this location for some purpose.
This Sunday will be a special day of celebration.
This October I'm doing something I haven't done in years. I've purchased and am putting up a Halloween decoration.
As I was recently returning from a meeting in middle Tennessee, I came upon a familiar stretch of interstate. It's a beautiful few miles of road that includes traveling over part of Nickajack Lake, maneuvering between high walls of rock, and going under a large railroad trestle.
I saw a political ad on TV recently that suggested that we can't trust one of the candidates for president.
During our recent trip to the beach, I saw many of the usual sights as I looked out over the ocean.
Although I've enjoyed a few mini-breaks from my regular work routine here and there, I recently took my first official week of vacation for this year.
Recently, someone introduced me to a new world -- the world of electric trains.
Following a recent Sunday worship service, our family headed to a local Chinese restaurant to enjoy the lunch buffet. After filling ourselves with the tasty cuisine, our server left us the check along with the traditional treat of a fortune cookie for each patron.
It was Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw who is credited with originally saying these inspirational words: "Some men see things as they are and say 'Why?' I dream things that never were and say 'Why not?'".
Hola, y'all. No, I'm not writing this from some exotic location where they speak Spanish. It might be nice to be vacationing in Madrid or Rio, but about the closest I usually get to such a place is eating lunch at Frontera.
Last weekend, one of the top news stories was the revealing of the Republican presidential candidate's choice for his running mate.
Last week I was driving through a neighborhood when I noticed a couple of kids playing outdoors.
It seems that every set of Olympic Games has its controversies or scandals.
I've found myself uncomfortably close to some of the powerful storms that have recently come through our area.
Recently, a road maintenance crew came through the stretch of state highway in front of our church. I have to say they did one of the most thorough jobs of clearing off the right of way that I've witnessed in the 19 years we've been in that location.
Ow! Sorry, but I just sat back in my desk chair again and felt another prick of pain.
In recent weeks there have been a couple of interesting road projects in the Atlanta area which have been prominent in the local news.