Monday Morning Meditation: The Difference is Love

One day while Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, with a crowd of people gathered around him, the Pharisees brought a woman to him. The Pharisee had caught this woman committing adultery – sleeping with someone who was not her husband. The woman was stood in front of the group Jesus was … [Continue reading]

Flag Retirement Ceremony


When we left the Ocmulgee National Monument last Tuesday, we still had a few hours to kill, so we stopped at Fort Hawkins to see if it was open.  Last Tuesday, as you may recall, was Veterans Day.  As we pulled into the parking lot, I noticed that chairs were set up for some kind of ceremony.  I … [Continue reading]

A Letter from Ben and Kate’s Elf (Now on a Different Continental Shelf)


Dear Ben and Kate, I'm not sure you remember me.  I was your Elf on the Shelf.  You used to call me Elfie. Or maybe Hershey. I can't … [Continue reading]

Ceremonial Vomiting and Other Historical Items of Note


While north of Gainesville last week, we drove on up to visit with my parents in Georgia.  While they were occupied on Tuesday at the Georgia Baptist … [Continue reading]

Our First Hammered Dulcimer Workshop (and Visit to the Florida Natural History Museum)


Before Casey and I attended out first hammered dulcimer workshop last weekend, I predicted that Casey would be the youngest participant . . . and that … [Continue reading]

Princess Bride-O-Ween


For the past few years, we've opted out of trick-or-treating with the kids and organized a scavenger hunt instead.  Heidi-Ho and her kids join us and … [Continue reading]