Covid 19: My First 200 Days

It's true. It's been 200 days since we got home from my nephew's wedding and everything shut down. I thought I would take a moment, reflect and just share some random thoughts, musings, observations and words on this unique moment in time.

The Joy of Covid-19

I know what you are thinking. There is no joy in this. But in trying times, there is also Joy. Stay with me here. I would like to share the Joy of the last couple of weeks. (seriously!)

The Quarantine Anniversary (is that a thing?)

So it's our 28th anniversary today. If you read my earlier post this week, you know what we are NOT doing together. But as I sit here this morning, my wedding vows came into my head. And was thinking how they look, today with Covid-19 and "Stay In Place/Stay Safe" Order in effect.

"I worked with Kenny Rogers."

I can’t tell you how many times I have said these words. And every time, the best way I can explain it, there is a warmth in my heart when I say it. It was a privilege. It was an honor. He was amazing. Talked to every person, signed every autograph, took every picture. He... Continue Reading →

Decide What To Do With The Time

From my friend Jamie Greening.

Pastor Greenbean

This famous quote from Tolkien has been rattling around in my brain for the better part of a week. It squeezed out of my mouth in Sunday’s sermon, perhaps the last sermon for a while as we all hunker down for COVID-19 contingencies. It is one of the better sentiments on crisis one can internalize.

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 2

First an observation completely applicable to my thoughts. In the novel, this line comes very early as Gandalf is letting Frodo in on the history and darkness of the ring. The line helps set us…

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My America

Thought this was worth the repost, now more than ever!

Intermittent Musings Of A Middle Aged Mind

My America…

My America loves small town parades, festivals and football games.

My America believes respect and love outweigh contempt and hate.


My America believes we are all created equal because it says so in the Bible and the Declaration of Independence.

My America is the bond between mother and daughter, father and son, kids and grandparents.

My America doesn’t let children go hungry, live in poverty or be abused in any way.


My America is proud to be a melting pot of immigrants looking for a better life, a safe place to raise a family and to pursue the “American Dream”.

My America is a boat on a lake, a walk through the forest, a sunset on a beach.

My America uses the bible as a tool, not as a weapon.

My America is Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA, Brooks & Dunn’s Only In America and John Mellencamp’s…

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