When I observe with some consternation and much concern the wanton destruction of some of America's cities, I cannot help but wonder about the parents of these young people. Are their parents dismayed? Are they filled with regret for the ways they indulged or refrained from disciplining their offspring? Or are they wondering how their … Continue reading Teach Your Children*
Back in May I wrote an entry entitled "Be Brave." It was about getting back outside and into the world, understanding the possible dangers, but being responsible as we deal with the pandemic. I still think that's necessary. I talked about how we used to be a nation of risk takers and we took pride in … Continue reading God’s got the power
This song plays on my car's audio system pretty much every time I get in the car and drive any distance. I love it. I love the words of encouragement and inspiration. Here is a person wrestling with the "why" of his life. Why do certain things have to happen? Why this tragedy? Why this … Continue reading Remind Me You’re Here
My husband and I watched a show a couple of weeks ago that I'm finally getting the time to contemplate and write about. A Town Has Turned to Dust was written by Rod Serling of Twilight Zone fame and aired on network television when a lot of stage actors were trying out this new medium. … Continue reading A Town Has Turned to Dust
The video below begins with a beautiful blessing from the Book of Numbers (6:24-26). It's a favorite Old Testament Scripture passage. It's some of the last words I ever uttered in an 'official Army wife' speech. It was my husband's retirement luncheon and I was pleased to be given an opportunity to share my thanks. … Continue reading A Blessing
Since Hamilton is streaming on Disney+ this weekend and we’re also commemorating the Nation’s Independence Day, I am sharing my reflections on the play and one of its main characters. But not the titular one! Long live tradition!
My husband and I had the pleasure of seeing “Hamilton” on Broadway a couple of weeks ago. It was as amazing as everyone says it is. I am a huge fan of musical theater, but this was so much more than that.
“Hamilton” is history and tragedy and comedy. It was thought-provoking and heart rending and tear jerking. It was magnificent.
As taken as I was with the title character, I must confess that my attention, both when he was on stage and when I left the theater, was most often fixed on General and President George Washington.
I think what struck me as the most notable thing about him was his keen awareness of the duty he had as the first President to get it right. He understood that he could influence a great many future generations on what a great and good leader of the nation should consider…
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Audrey Assad's song, I Shall Not Want, is beautiful, including her amazing lyrics. Part, "Litany of Humility," part 23rd Psalm, part Lord's Prayer, it is fitting for our time. Well, it's really timeless. Through the ages people have always grappled with their egos, their desire to be noticed, praised, given credit. But we are not … Continue reading I Shall Not Want