4 Unusual Things I’m Thankful For
The month of November in the United States is “National Gratitude Month“, and an opportunity ripe for people to rightfully declare the standard things that fill their hearts with gratitude: family, friends, shelter, love, pets, etc, etc. This is not that post. Instead, I will deviate from convention and hail some odd and vulnerable things […]
How Long is it Appropriate to Leave Up Your Christmas Tree?
How long is it appropriate to leave your Christmas tree up? This is a question I think about every year. Some type A folks take down their tree on December 26th without fail. To me, that is too soon. It actually stings a little to think about it. Others leave it up for New Year’s, […]
Theology of Gratitude
As those of us who are fortunate enough to reside in the United States of America prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we find a seasonal opportunity foisted upon us to reflect upon the blessings we have in our lives. Those things for which we give thanks. Social media posts abound with hashtags such as #30DaysofThanks, #AttitudeofGratitude, […]
Happy 4th of July, I Guess (A Brief Account of My Waning Patriotism)
A month before Independence Day, store shelves, as usual, began to don red, white and blue USA flag-printed everything: kitchenware for BBQs, patriotic shirts, garden flags, you name it. Seeing these types of items used to get me amped for the upcoming Fourth of July and all its festivities. I hesitate to report that I […]