September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It is very serious and my prayer is that everyone does what they can to save lives. No matter how simple a gesture, it might just be the thing that saves a life. From my lips to God's ears! Back in the last millennium, when I was a teenager, … Continue reading Revolution of the Squishy Grape
In my last post, All-in, I mentioned playing poker for pennies. What's so special about pennies? Well I'm glad you asked. In the United States pennies are the smallest unit of currency equal to one cent. 100 pennies equals $1.00. But did you know that it actually costs 2.41 cents to make one penny? Why … Continue reading Pennies
This is a term used when playing poker. It means that a player has put the last of their chips into the pot at the center of the table. When a player is “all-in”, they can not perform another action because they don't have any chips left. By pushing “all-in”, you have committed everything on … Continue reading All-in
Raise your hands high so I can see! That's what I thought! I love bacon too! So when God told the people of Israel they could not eat swine, I imagine their sadness of no longer being able to eat bacon. Pork was set apart as a forbidden food, and any who ate it would … Continue reading Who loves bacon?
I've been watching the Boys of Summer plying their trade. That's right, baseball and the Colorado Rockies. When the batter comes to the plate, they play the “walk up” song he has chosen. I Googled “walk up song” and came up with links to the “best ten walk up songs” and others. It is usually … Continue reading Walk up song
I've done this on and off for 24 years. Lately it has become a deeper, richer practice, because now during my Bible reading, I hear/feel a particular verse that fits into a four beat cadence. Defined, cadence is the measure or beat of a rhythmical flow. Meditation is to muse over, contemplate, muse, intend, purpose. … Continue reading Cadence Meditation
The Normandy landings were the operations on Tuesday, June 6, 1944 of the Allied forces invasion of France in Operation Overlord during World War II. Referred to as D-day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began as the liberation of German-occupied France, and later Europe from Nazi control, and laid the … Continue reading D-Day