I have not completed a full, 5-day week of training since 21 March. I was traveling the week of 24 March and 7 April, but the big reason is that my right shoulder began hurting enough that I decided to back down on what I was...
On a quiet afternoon when everyone else was taking a nap I taught myself to write. I was five years old and tired of waiting for anyone to teach me. I took a pad of paper, a pencil, my mother’s grocery list and began to copy....Read More
I started crying in the grocery store today. I didn’t let it get too far, but teared up in front of the canned fruit. After I went around the corner, I teared up again in front of the spices and then again in front of the...Read More
A speaker at the Islamic Center of North Fulton gave me the idea of combining physical prayer with the Lord’s Prayer when I visited a few months ago. He said the words of the opening chapter of the Quran was as important to...Read More
I learned the Lord’s Prayer when I was a child. We did not recite it during Catholic services, but had to learn it in catechism classes (Catholic Sunday School). The Boy Scout troop that I joined at age 15 recited the Lord’s...Read More
The Hebrew and Christian scriptures describe standing, bowing, kneeling, and prostrating oneself face down in prayer and worship. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! (Psalm 95: 6) Then...Read More
A boy I knew from high school joined the Navy after we graduated. I can’t remember if we met before I dropped out of Junior Army ROTC at the end of the 10th grade or if he worked at the Jitney Jungle where I stocked shelves and...Read More