In our modern western culture, many of us are often insulated from the concerns that required our ancestors to have skills to keep them alive.
“And now you know – the rest of the story.” That was the famous closing line spoken by broadcaster Paul Harvey at the end of his beloved radio program.
When it comes to style, our digital devices provide plenty of crowd-sourced direction.
Have you noticed how much our parks, neighborhood sidewalks and city avenues have changed in the last decade?
The anticipation and the thrill of the unknown are part of the joyful experience of the holiday. That tangible, wrapped gift, resting in mystery under the evergreen certainly has the ability to honor and bless those in our lives.
On July 4th, the nation will join in concert to celebrate 237 years in the life of America. But more than fireworks, cookouts, baseball games or singing the national anthem, for many it’s the sight of the American flag that captures the spirit of Independence Day and the gratitude of a free people.
Recently, a friend told a story about how after his father passed away, he found stacks of dusty journals in boxes of his father’s keepsakes. As he flipped through the pages, he came across an entry from when he was about 7 years old that read, “Work is overwhelming right now, but I kept my plans to take my son fishing for the first time.”
Recently, a friend told a story about a woman he met who was about to undergo a risky brain surgery. Doctors prepared her for the worst, because in all likelihood, the invasive procedure would destroy her ability to speak.
Tall pines loom with authority over an undulating green. Sounds of nature echo across fuchsia flowers, green brush and 18 legendary yellow flags. A hushed crowd watches in anticipation, waiting patiently for the next swing. Suddenly, a distant roar explodes through pine trees and interrupts the pristine setting.