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Happy 4th of July!

I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!  This is a wonderful holiday to spend with family and friends, enjoying the freedoms we’re blessed with in this country. At least once during the day, I hope you take the time to say a prayer for or thank […]


I’ve posted this for the last two years.  I thought it was worth posting again. My parents had me and my brother late in life (but not by today’s standards).  When I was born in 1951, my father was 46, my mother 38.  By 1960, my father was a widower raising an 8-year girl and […]

Memorial Day 2013

Today, while we’re enjoying the start of summer and backyard bar-b-ques and time with our families, let’s not forgot those fallen heroes who have died for our freedom. “And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.  And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right me.”  […]


A couple of years ago, a story went viral surrounding the re-naming of Easter eggs “Spring spheres.”  It has since morphed into an urban legend.  The “story” was never confirmed but said to have originated on a radio program here in Seattle when a 16-year old from a private high school purportedly called in and […]

Happy 65th Birthday to the United States Air Force

Dear Lord, maker of heavens above earth and sea below hear our prayer for the men and women of the United States Air Force as they answer their Country’s call to serve, defend, and protect all we hold dear. Accept their sacrifices of time, energy, effort, blood, life. In times of peace and in times […]

Victory Day – August 13, 2012

Victory Day, also known as VJ Day, marks the anniversary the Allies’ victory over Japan during World War II. It followed the dropping of the devastating atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. A couple of months ago, a friend sent me a link to […]

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful 4th of July!

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You […]

Pearl Harbor – 70 Years Later

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  I have no idea if or how the media will report this memorable day. I did find one prayer I liked very much on Life Matters by Pastor Ricky Powell. O God of our Fathers, We guard in our hearts today the sacred memory […]


I don’t know about you, but I get really tired of hearing about the lighting of “holiday” trees.  They’re Christmas trees.  There, I said it. I’d like to ask all those city/county/state/federal officials who can’t get themselves to say the word “Christmas” to explain to me what holiday is actually being celebrated with a decorated […]

Veterans Day – 2011

From a letter published in the Seattle Times last year: Today is Veterans Day.  It is a time for all Americans to pledge full support to our servicemen and women who honorably served their country; a time to covet the history and memories of those who dedicated their lives to the continuous struggle for peace. […]