Right or Left? Liberal or Conservative? Democrat or Republican?

There has always been a difference of opinions in this country. There always will be. However, the divisiveness and intolerance for opposing views has escalated, and in some cases to the extreme.

Concerning the hot social issues in this “information age” we live in, there is an abundance of information, as well as misinformation, promoted on many fronts. From social media, to online news services, to 24 hour cable news outlets, platforms providing information continue to grow.

I was talking with someone a few weeks ago


New eBook Will Inspire You!

Are you getting older?

Harold works around 20 hours a week.  He’s 100 and wants to live to 105.

Charles is 95, and in 2015 he set a world indoor record.

Carroll has been wearing a costume for over 45 years as a character on “Sesame Street.” He’s 81 and has no plans of retiring.

In 2007, Nola, at age 95, became the oldest colleges graduate in the USA.

Dave is 78. He donated his massive woodworking tool collection and now helps others to use his tools on their projects.

Pictures and stories of these “seniors,” and, over a dozen more, in my new eBook, The Encouraging Word – Getting Older.

Plus, in Chapter Two, you’ll discover, “9 Keys on how to keep on bearing fruit and flourishing in old age.”

  1. Keep On Learning

The brain was designed to learn – learning is an exciting adventure! A lazy brain is a decaying brain; an active brain is a sharp brain.

Keep on learning about God and His Word. Keep on learning about how to stay healthy, what to eat, etc. Keep on learning about the new technology etc. Keep your mind active! Keep on learning!

And Chapter One is filled with dynamic and inspiring verses from the Bible, about getting older.  A number of “seniors” from the Bible are also mentioned.

Are you concerned about getting older? Baseball great Yogi Berra coined the phrase, “It ain’t over ’till it’s over.”  Your life ain’t over ’till it’s over!  This book will inspire you to live and enjoy the life you have today!

100% Guarantee! If this eBook doesn’t make you feel younger, or, at the least, inspire you, send me an email for a full refund – no questions asked!

Price is $5.99 – Click Here 


This Song Is So Inpiring

I’ve posted this song before, but it is so inspiring – The God of All My Days.  With the release of my new eBook about getting older coming soon, this song says a lot! (The lyrics are printed below the video)

There’s a great line in this song: “My seasons change, You stay the same.”

The song is by Casting Crowns.

I came to You with my heart in pieces
And found the God with healing in His hands
I turned to You, put everything behind me
And found the God who makes all things new
I looked to You, drowning in my questions
And found the God who holds all wisdom
And I trusted You and stepped out on the ocean
You caught my hand among the waves
‘Cause You’re the God of all my days

Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days

I ran from You, I wandered in the shadows
And found a God who relentlessly pursues
I hid from You, haunted by my failure
And found the God whose grace still covers me
I fell on You when I was at my weakest
And found the God, the lifter of my head
And I’ve worshiped You
And felt You right beside me
You’re the reason that I sing
‘Cause You’re the God of all my days

Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days

In my worry, God You are my stillness
In my searching, God You are my answers
In my blindness, God You are my vision
In my bondage, God You are my freedom
In my weakness, God You are my power
You’re the reason that I sing
‘Cause You’re the God of all my days

Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days

In my blindness, God You are my vision
In my bondage, God You are my freedom
All my days


Coming soon – a new eBook, titled, The Encouraging Word – Getting Older.

You’ll see pictures and read about over a dozen seniors around the world living their lives and inspiring others to do the same.

You will find 9 specific keys on how to keep “bearing fruit and flourishing” in old age.

And there is an abundance of Scriptures specifically related to those who are getting older.

This will be very inspiring to anyone over the age of 40!







Truth Is Truth, But Gravy Might Not Be Gravy

brooklyn l
What was he talking about? I remember my first day after moving to Brooklyn, New York asking someone for directions.  They said, “Go three blocks and turn left at the “L” and…” I interrupted, “L Street?”  “No, turn left at the “L.”  “The “L?” I asked, very puzzled.

His irritated response was, “Where are you from?”  No, I wasn’t a native and had no idea what the “L” was.  However, I learned quickly that, “L,” actually meant


Thought About A Spiritual Diet For The New Year?

Last year around this time, I decided to do something through the year 2017. More about that in a minute.

At the dawn of a New Year many people make resolutions. There are things they want to eliminate in their lives as well as things they want to add. Often, these, “New Year’s resolutions” have to do with diet.

So what about


It's That Time Of The Year Again

The “Christmas Season” is here once again.  I wrote in the last post that Jesus is supposed to be reason right? Isn’t all of this about the savior coming into the world? In some places he gets some attention, while in others, maybe just an honorable mention. But, at the very least, there is some attention on God sending His Son, the savior of the world!

Below are some links to past posts, including topics like the Magi, Christmas trees, swaddling clothes, Simeon and Anna and even holiday stress!

Have A Very Blessed Season And A Great New Year!

holly-bowA Social Network Christmas
A video about Joseph and Mary on Facebook. And while Facebook has changed quite a bit, this is still one of my favorites!

holly-bowHoliday Stress
Short article with some helpful hints to avoid holiday stress.

A Sad Time of the Year for Some

Short article – for some, for various reasons, this is not the most wonderful time of the year.

holly-bowSimeon And Anna
From “The Eastern Eye” the great blessing to these senior believers in seeing the Christ child. A song about them by Lisa Tracy at the end of the article.

holly-bowThe Christmas Dilemma, and, ‘Twas the night before…
Do you say, Merry Christmas, or, Happy Holidays? Some thoughts on that, and some other choices.

holly-bowChristmas Tree Or Holiday Tree?
A podcast with some history of the “tree,” and, find out about a Jewish man who does not like it referred to as a Holiday tree.

holly-bowWho Were The Magi? Part 1
Who Were The Magi? Part 2
A couple of articles explaining who they were, where they came from, how they knew, what they saw, etc.

holly-bowSwaddling Clothes
What were they? What’s the significance?


Christmas Season Is A Real Struggle For Some

Back in the day when I was on the radio playing music, like most stations, this time of year we played a whole lot of Christmas music. One of the most popular then, and, I still hear it today, was, Andy Williams. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Andy sings his heart out about kids jingle belling, good cheer, friends, parties, and caroling out in the snow. He croons of much mistletoeing, and hearts glowing when loved ones are near. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

But Not For Everyone

Yes, it is a wonderful time of the year, for most people,


Happy Thanksgiving! 

Someone once said, “Gratitude is an attitude.”  Gratitude is also a habit, a good habit!  And there is always much we can thank God for!

Below are some links to past Thanksgiving posts from this blog.

Some forgotten history of the pilgrims 

A Psalm for Thanksgiving 

What Washington and Lincoln said

Lots of history related to the pilgrims and Thanksgiving

Have a great holiday weekend!



If You Stumble And Fall Again, Get Up Again - Don't Quit!


I think we can all look back to events in our lives where we felt that we failed.  It’s true for me a number of times in my life. I don’t remember where I heard this from, but it is some sound advice: “Have you failed? Try again. You say that you have tried again and failed again? Well, try again, and again, and again!”

Almost everyone knows Thomas Edison refused to quit. They say he tried about ten thousand items before he got the light bulb to work. I think we’re all glad he didn’t quit; you’re reading this article on your computer!

Oh Sure, Easy For Him, Right?

Some might say, “Oh, sure, Thomas Edison. You know, he was a brilliant inventor; it was easy for him not to quit.” Yes, it’s true he was a brilliant inventor, but he was still human like me and you. The fact remains he was not a quitter!