Category: Inspiration

  • A Good Life Remembered

    I am thankful for having known Howard O. “Buzz” Triebold, whose funeral was held 8 years ago today. What I remember is them taking me hunting; I was about 13 or so. Buzz was a great outdoorsman and loaned me a shotgun since we were out for birds–quail, or grouse. It was a monstrous blunderbuss. […]

  • Hail, the Conquering Hero!

    I am thankful for Joe Boris, a history/sociology teacher at State College Area High School. He is retiring this year, after 40 years at State High. The number of students he’s touched is in the tens of thousands and there isn’t one who knows Joe at all that doesn’t love him. Or at least will […]

  • Thoughtful Thursdays: On Teaching

    I am thankful for the ability to ponder. To thoughtfully consider. To “split infinitives” as I please. To think. I think… Thoughtful Thursdays are one opportunity for me to share and showcase some of the ideas, sayings, proverbs, quotations and clichés that inspire and motivate me. So, what inspires me this week? Glad you asked… […]

  • Musical Monday: Memorial Day 2013 Freedom isn’t free

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Xrlf3taEo               Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.                                                               […]

  • Sunday’s Spiritual Spin: The Fallen

    unday’s Spiritual Spin I am thankful for my brothers and sisters in arms who have fallen in the line of duty. Memorial Day is the day on which we honor those who gave their lives in defense of our country. It is no surprise that nearly all Americans recognize this honor, regardless of their viewpoints on […]

  • Grace Prep High School

    I am thankful for Grace Prep Christian High School here in State College, PA. I am thinking of them today primarily because they’re off on one of their “Air School” adventures: 20 miles on the Appalachian Trail, somewhere down in VA. Not sure exactly where since my nephew really didn’t make that very clear. Maybe […]

  • Uplifting. Upworthy.com

    I am thankful for Upworthy.com which routinely sends me uplifting stories from all over. Soooo much better than news outlets that focus on negative stories. (Oh, I keep tabs on them too, just not as much any more.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjKgV65fpo Here’s an example of someone I got to know about, but unfortunately got to meet. Zach […]

  • Sunday Spin: Fellowship V

    unday’s Spiritual Spin I am thankful for Fellowship. What is called the Communion of the Saints in many of Creeds. You may have noticed that. What you may not know is that most Believers spell Fellowship this way: F O O D* With a potluck lunch after service today, what can I say? Om, nom, nom, […]

  • Armed Forces Day, 2013

    I am thankful for our  Armed Forces, the men and women who swore an oath to defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our rights. President Harry S Truman led the effort to establish this holiday for citizens to come together and thank military members […]

  • Thoughtful Thursday: Murphy Strikes Again…Still?

    I am thankful for the ability to ponder. To thoughtfully consider. To “split infinitives” as I please. To think. I think… Thoughtful Thursdays are one opportunity for me to share and showcase some of the ideas, sayings, proverbs, quotations and clichés that inspire and motivate me. I learned many things while in seminary. For example: […]