The Gratefulness Series

A reminder that we are grateful


August 2018

Happy, Happy…

Maybe my title should be Busy, Busy, because that is what I am.  I did not do a whole lot of work that I was paid for this week, but I was laying the ground work to be paid in… Continue Reading →


today I am grateful for my tears. it washes my righteousness and anger away, bringing me back to zero—a reboot if you will— and i am once again filled with peace and hope, knowing there isn’t anything that separates us… Continue Reading →

Once again…I don’t know

There is a lot of bickering going on in our nation right now; fueled by social media as well as the main media outlets.  It seems to me, that if people put as much energy into loving each other and… Continue Reading →

a warm room

things are difficult right now – no doubt i am certainly facing some demons; dark mornings/dark nights i have faith that something of value is being forged by the raging fires i might be wrong i am grateful for a… Continue Reading →


In my life, there are three very specific friends that are more than just friends to me…they are family!  Two of them I have known since we were in diapers.  I even told my wife, when we were dating, that… Continue Reading →

gently weeps

i am grateful for friends… and family; ’cause family is friends

Tried and True

Rather than tell you what I am grateful for, I am going to tell you what I dislike!  What a minute, that is not what this blog is about.  Another week of travel.  This time to Southern California, the San… Continue Reading →

empathy & forgiveness

i am grateful for the situations and people that are helping me learn about empathy and the blessing of forgiveness…

Moving through Life!

A friend and neighbor lost his son this past weekend, very suddenly.  His son was about 19 or 20 years old.  I can not imagine the emptiness and hurt that this would bring on; even after watching my younger sister… Continue Reading →

a gospel according to…

I am grateful for the Holy Spirit That rises up and quenches my fires Burning me; not brightly Nightly I am grateful for Joachim’s daughter Teaching me Grace and Mercy As I receive I give Giving all to have all… Continue Reading →

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