Driving, Delivering, Deodorizing

The Mini is getting a lot more highway miles than it used to.  I changed jobs about three months ago, and my commute went from about 14 miles of weaving through Richmond, to 55 miles of highway driving.  My average MPG has gone up, but I’m spending more on gas.  Neither the extra miles norContinue reading “Driving, Delivering, Deodorizing”

Higher Octane – My Crowns in This Life

Grandparenting is one of the most fun and most rewarding parts of my current life.  Maybe I’ve always been oriented to the little ones.  Or is it that I’m not that interested in adult stuff?  Rather, I’d like to think that I take Jesus seriously when He said, “Let the little children come unto me.” Continue reading “Higher Octane – My Crowns in This Life”

Mall Life, Mall Danger, Mall Death

The shopping mall where I spent some of my youth is gone.  Razed to the ground for newer strip-style and free-standing stores and an apartment complex, that mall had been a huge part of my young life.  We always wanted to go the mall as kids.  I can remember a huge bike ride a fewContinue reading “Mall Life, Mall Danger, Mall Death”

Weddings Keep Me Engaged

I look forward to retirement in about 10 years, but I don’t want to stop being active, engaged, and a contributor to my family’s needs.  Working has also given me an activity to keep me connected to other people.  I enjoy being involved with people, and don’t want to lose that “muscle.”   One of theContinue reading “Weddings Keep Me Engaged”

Transportation Decisions

While I was at my Transportation Officer Basic Course at Fort Eustis, Virginia, it was the prime of my life.  22 years old – wearing the country’s uniform every day – training with other young hopefuls.  I enjoyed Army training (most of you are looking at me now with that “He does need therapy” look)Continue reading “Transportation Decisions”

Higher Octane – Let’s Make a Deal

We focus on thanksgiving & gratitude for a few weeks, and then we are pointed to celebrating the birth of the One who has given us the best deal ever: deliverance. I wrote about the connection between Abraham trying to make a deal with God and the deal God provided for us in this HigherContinue reading “Higher Octane – Let’s Make a Deal”

Do I Hear the Wheels Spinning?

My father tells me that my great-great-grandfather was a Dutchman.  My middle name is passed down from that heritage – Holland.  Hoping to visit the Netherlands one day, I was pleased to read a sizeable description of Dutch culture in the book, Niksen, Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing.  The author, Olga Mecking, hasContinue reading “Do I Hear the Wheels Spinning?”