Tag Archives: maturity

Hang In There!

A few days ago I noticed a small spider on our back porch. He was hanging from a single strand, about eye level, a couple of feet outside our back door. I kept an eye on the spider and noticed … Continue reading

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Forever Young

It’s hard to believe, but Dennis the Menace celebrated his 65th birthday yesterday. The mischievous Dennis has been amusing people around the world for a long, long time. There is never a dull moment for Dennis’ parents and the exasperated … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Tough Times

A man once found a cocoon of an emperor moth and took it home to watch it emerge. One day a small opening appeared, and for several hours the moth struggled but couldn’t seem to force its body past a … Continue reading

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Roles

When we watch old movies and shows on television, my wife and I enjoy discovering actors and actresses who were once relatively unknown but have since made a name for themselves. “Hey! Isn’t that so-and-so from such-and-such?” “I think you’re … Continue reading

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Self-Centered

Someone once pointed out that we spend the first couple of years of a baby’s life making that tiny human think that he or she is the most important thing in the universe, and then we spend the next 20 … Continue reading

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My, How She’s Grown!

I first laid eyes on my niece, Hannah 18 years and 2 days ago, the day she was born. When I first saw her, she was a roly-poly 10 pound bundle of joy. She didn’t seem to be too happy. … Continue reading

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Making Progress

My 3-year-old friend Grant was showing me his golf swing the other day. He told me that he had been practicing a lot with his plastic club and ball. I asked him if he was getting any better, and he … Continue reading

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Giving It Your Best Shot

My 14-month-old friend Brenner recently came over for a play date. At one point, Brenner picked up my basketball and marched resolutely to the 10 foot high goal that is nailed to the side of the barn behind our house. … Continue reading

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