Shirey’s Irrefutable Laws of Gardening

I have a lot of laws. These are not prescriptive laws, like “Speed Limit 55,” but rather descriptive laws, like the law of gravity. They are observed phenomena – things I’ve noticed as being true for everyone in all situations. These are those laws about gardening that I’ve observed over the past 30 years of …

Destination or Journey – What’s the Difference?

I’m sure you’ve seen t-shirts with that platitude written across the chest – “Life’s a journey, not a destination” – but what does that mean, really? Well, I had the difference on display in my life this past week. And what a difference there is! We had a family wedding to attend in Beaumont, Texas, …

Value-Add – Does it require busy-ness?

7:30am Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – but only started then. Here I am on Christmas Eve, and I’m going to re-read, edit, and post this without filling it in. Have you ever contemplated the meaning of life? Do you think I can sum it up in a single blog post? Nah, me neither. (Or is …

Advent

Do you dream? I do from time to time. Our church has a ministry that includes dream interpretation, and a member of the team gave an overview of its purposes and methods to my Middle School Sunday School class during the summer. I remember very little about the interpretations aspect, but one thing he said …

So much for airport stories

Well, I related one pleasant interlude, and I had another in mind when I started this category, but as it turns out, since that October, 2010 trip, I think I can count on two hands the number of times I’ve flown: 2 trips in 2011, a handful in 2012, and 3 in 2013. Two of …