Good King Wenceslas

            Most afternoons as I sit in my office, I have children’s music lessons playing in the background.  I usually know they are there, but I really don’t hear them.  It isn’t that I tune them out, I just don’t note them.             The other day I did notice...

Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer

Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer Jesus taught us how to pray.  Take that statement just for what it says.  The Son of God taught us how to pray to God. Without getting into the metaphysics of it.  Jesus taught us how to talk to him anytime, from anywhere, about...

Wee Willie Keeler

Wee Willie Keeler. Back in the recesses of our memory, that name might ring a bell. He was a Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder who is best remembered for the phrase, “Hit ‘em where they ain’t.” He was what is called a place hitter. Rather than swinging for the fences...

Pray for the People of Our Country

From the time I was nine years old until I left northeast Ohio around my 30th birthday, it seemed I was always around politicians and politics. My mom, Blanche, was a politician. She ran for office only once, but she was always in and around campaigns, and public...

Hope in God I Will Praise Him Still

2013 was just a disaster. Not for me, but the Houston Astros. They lost a whopping 111 out of a 162 baseball games. Their winning percentage was a lousy .315. They ended up 45 games out of first place in their division.  To make matters worse, that season they moved...