“Losing” Laura?

By | June 25th, 2016|Blogging From A to Z Challenge 2016, Cancer, Christianity, Laura|

The most common phrase in our culture when someone dies is to tell the surviving family members “I am sorry for your loss.” Until I had experienced “losing Laura” to cancer I had not given much thought to the phrase. It got me thinking...

Father’s Day Prayer, 2016

By | June 19th, 2016|Christianity|

I had the opportunity to offer up our Intercessory Prayer this Sunday during worship which happened to fall on Father's Day.

Songs of the Faith – Laura’s Hymn Sing

By | June 14th, 2016|Blogging From A to Z Challenge 2016, Cancer, Christianity, Laura|

It was difficult for Laura to pick out the hymns for her funeral service. Each time we revisited her funeral bulletin she kept changing them. "I like so many it's so hard to choose," she lamented. Then I had a burst of inspiration: "Why choose? You're in the choir... Let's have a Hymn Sing!"

(Face)Book of the Dead

By | May 16th, 2016|Cancer, Laura, Lifestyle, Technology, Tutorial|

I learned this week how you can "memorialize" the Facebook account of a loved one. Facebook has been a wonderful medium to communicate information about my wife's passing, funeral arrangements, etc. but it is also going to stand as a wonderful testament to the life she has led and lives she has touched.

When the Names Change on the Incoming Mail

By | May 11th, 2016|Laura|

For the last year the daily ritual of visiting yon mailbox has been an exercise in connection to family, friends and loved ones. Today, however, there was something different...

Questions

By | April 20th, 2016|Blogging From A to Z Challenge 2016, Productivity|

In today's stimulus-response world we don't spend much time thinking about the consequences of our actions, our decisions, or even our purpose. There is no right way, though I am sure there are plenty of wrong ways, to ask yourself appropriate questions and move forward in one's life.

Joy in the Midst of Suffering

By | April 12th, 2016|Blogging From A to Z Challenge 2016, Christianity, Lifestyle|

It's easy to put on a grin when things are going great in your life - when you are not experiencing conflict. However, how can one experience Joy when things are not going well...

Intravenous Intercessors, and Miracles of Medicine

By | April 11th, 2016|Blogging From A to Z Challenge 2016, Medicine, Technology|

Since my wife's cancer diagnosis April of last year, we have become intimately familiar with all kinds of medical devices and technologies. A number of these are intravenous in nature. I thought I'd introduce you to a few of these life-saving blessings...

Home Theater – Once You Go Goo…

By | April 9th, 2016|Blogging From A to Z Challenge 2016, DIY, Entertainment, Technology|

Creating your own home theater is not rocket science, but it is a lot of fun and will bring out the inner DIYer in you. Learn the basics by seeing what I did to create my cinematic sanctuary.

Gratitude – A Lost Exercise

By | April 8th, 2016|Blogging From A to Z Challenge 2016, Christianity, Productivity|

I have seen a number of folks blog about creating a "gratitude list". My wife has one. It's about time I started one. It basically helps you have a list of all the things to be grateful for, and every day you add a couple and you see over time just how much you have to be grateful for.