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A Word on Wednesday: Blessed

I am blessed. I used to use words like fortunate or lucky. I did this to sound secular, and therefore not reveal myself as to ascribing to a Christian God. But those words can only speak to circumstances, not to being. Blessed is audacious.… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Blessed”

A Word on Wednesday: Crucible

A crucible is a container of metal or refractory material employed for heating substances to high temperatures. When metals are melted, they are prepared for transformation into different shapes and purposes. My dad worked for nearly forty years at an iron foundry. One summer,… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Crucible”

A Word On Wednesday: Season

In Wisconsin, the seasons change, drastically. The hardest transition for many is the end of summer to the start of autumn. It is hard to say good bye to fun in the sun. With life being short and summer being shorter, I enthusiastically lather… Continue Reading “A Word On Wednesday: Season”

A Word on Wednesday: Vibe

Vibe is an informal or slang of vibration. When you are picking up and more importantly putting out good vibrations, you are living right. Recently, fortunately, our family took an unplugged vacation. We had awesome weather day after day, amassing two weeks of fun… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Vibe”

A Word on Wednesday: Adventure

Having a spirit of adventure is one thing. Having the faith, courage, and confidence to act on that spirit is another. Lucky are those who have an adventure partner to share the journey. Luckier still, are those who have the same adventure partner for… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Adventure”

A Word on Wednesday: Jeopardy

The Lord is our shelter in the storm. In the book of Luke (8:22-25), we learn of Jesus getting in a boat with his disciples. “So they set out … And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Jeopardy”

A Word on Wednesday: Accolade

I always found doing something for the reward was less than. I found it better to forego credit and attempt to remain humble. It was my aspiration to be more altruistic, to do good work without recognition. There is honor in notice. Accolades are not… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Accolade”

A Word on Wednesday: Opportunity

Opportunity means conditions are favorable to achieve some end. People say, “opportunity is all around us,” and they also say, “Don’t waste a good opportunity.” Which one is it? How many times does opportunity knock? How can you be ready for it? From Old… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Opportunity”

A Word on Wednesday: Appropriate

Appropriate, having the right thing for the right occasion. A week ago, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overruled Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order, essentially leaving the state a free for all. There is no government policy guiding how to reopen with suitable precautions… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Appropriate”

A Word on Wednesday: Daffodil

This concrete noun is a bulbous plant, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, of the amaryllis family, having solitary, yellow, nodding flowers that bloom in the spring.  More than that, it is the sign of spring as sure as a fat robin here in Wisconsin. In my garden,… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Daffodil”