Sometimes, I wonder: Did Jesus ever just have a bad day? Or simply an especially tiring one?
Monthly Archives: January 2017
We haven’t had much to cheer about this season…we fans of the SLU Men’s Basketball Billikens. Just three seasons removed from a conference championship, our guys have become the bottom-feeders in the Atlantic 10.
Adding insult to injury, the university’s athletic department ‘re-designed’ the team’s mascot this season—turning our beloved Billiken into something that was borderline demonic.
Last night though there was redemption of sorts.
‘Armageddon’ or ‘Awesome miracle’? It’s remarkable to consider how one event can be perceived in two such contradictory ways. But if my Twitter feed is any indication, this is precisely the case for the ‘transfer of power’ that occurred in the US on Friday.
There’s nothing ‘ordinary’ about the way in which Ordinary time has begun in our neck of the woods. Two waves of ice and sleet have hit the region in the past 24 hours…with a third expected overnight.
Much of ‘ordinary’ life, as a result, has slowed to a crawl: Events canceled…schools, stores and businesses closed…and streets virtually deserted, save for the passing of the occasional salt truck.
On days like today, there’s really just one disadvantage to a home-based business: Having to send my dear spouse out into the gathering ice-storm to work her shift…while I hunker down all snug and cozy in my basement office, a blazing hearth just a few steps away.
Granddaughter Hannah celebrates her third birthday this weekend—perfect timing, as it happens, for her Gramps to ponder the great blessings she has conferred upon him since making her debut.
It’s not that becoming a grandfather has made me a Wise Man, exactly. But it has offered myriad opportunities to gaze upon the world in a richer, more satisfying way.