My Directed Path

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart" Proverbs 3:5

Bold

Bold

bold /bōld/ adjective (of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous. (of a color or design) having a strong or vivid appearance.  Dedicated to my son, Andrew  Being bold is having courage and speaking out against what is...
Waiting

Waiting

It seems that most of my life I have been waiting.  When I was a child, Christmas could not arrive fast enough and when I was a teenager, all I could think about was driving a car. Today, I’m waiting to find out if my cancer has spread. Every three months, Mary and I...
Steps

Steps

The verse I’m going to base my blog on is Proverbs 16:9 “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”. Who controls the events of this world? Ever wonder that in an ultimate way? Solomon had great wisdom in this regard because he had a good grasp on...
Wake-up

Wake-up

I once checked into a hotel and asked the front desk clerk for a 6 am wake-up call. The following morning at precisely 6:00 am the phone rang and when I picked it up a voice said, “What are going to do with the rest of your life?” The title of my blog is Wake-up and...
Ragtop

Ragtop

I bought my first convertible in 1974 while I was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. It was a 1968 Triumph TR250 in British racing green. It was fun to drive but rarely started when it was raining or cold. I look back fondly on those early days and...
Panic

Panic

pan·ic [panik] sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behavior. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, approximately 6 million Americans, or 2.7% of the population, suffer from panic attacks. Women have twice...
Reboot

Reboot

reboot to restart (a computer) by loading the operating system; boot again. to produce a distinctly new version of (an established media franchise, as a film, TV show, video game, or comic book) to make a change in (something) in order to establish a new beginning It...
Impact

Impact

The whirlwind of activity that started last June came to a screeching halt after my last visit to NIH in April. They did a series of blood tests and scans which showed that the cancer cells were inactive and the lesions on my pelvis had not grown.  So, no more flights...
Faith

Faith

faith noun  \ ˈfāth \   It’s been several weeks since I posted my last blog.  Generally, I start with an idea that evolves over several weeks but I’ve been going through a tough transition that has made this post difficult to land.  I finished my...

Poison

  poison noun  poi·son  \ ˈpȯi-zᵊn \ My brother Todd once called the innkeeper in a living Nativity scene a “nasty” name when he said there was no room at the inn for Mary.  This, of course, mortified his wife but has also added a term to our family...