Home Life


Students are a Blessing; Some More than Others College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: I love my students. They are cheerful (usually), intelligent (for the most part), and hard workers ( 9 times out of 10). They are engaged in the subject matter and love to get me to go off script when I’m lecturing and encourage me to head down a rabbit trail. And that’s fine. The times when we have our greatest time of fellowship...

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I’m About to Graduate: AKA What Do I Do Now???? College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: During my time as a residential faculty member, numerous students have come to me, asking what I think they should do after college. What should their next steps be? To help guide their thinking, the first things I usually ask are “What do you want to do?” and “Where do you like the weather?” If you are young and unattached, why not live...

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Dawn Isn’t Just for Dish Grease: Use it On Clothes College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hi everyone: I learned something from one of my daughters-in-law this weekend. I had gotten some grease on a favorite blouse and the stain just wouldn’t come out. She told me, “Mom, one of our neighbors told me to use Dawn dish soap on grease stains.” I tried it and it worked like a champ! I had washed that blouse three times, with special spot...

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When You’re Supposed to Bring Five Balloons but You Only Have One College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hi everyone: I heard a great story Sunday morning. Our worship ministry assistant was telling us about how her hubby was supposed to bring home five balloons for their son’s 6-month birthday, but he only managed to make it home with one. Here’s how the story went: The hubby was tasked with one thing for his son’s birthday party: go to the dollar store and...

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The Perfect Storm of Assignments or I’m Terribly Late on my Homework so What Do I do Now? College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: This may be crunch time for your assignments. It is for a couple of my summer classes. You know how it is: it’s summertime. You don’t feel like doing your homework. It’s a nice day. Your spouse or kids want to go to the pool. You agree to go, for a little while. Next thing you know, that “little while” turns into all...

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College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Mexican Train Dominoes or How to Pick a Mate Hello everyone: As I was playing Mexican Train Dominoes last night, I thought how it would be a great way to pick a potential mate. Stay with me on this for a minute- I know it sounds weird. How does the person playing against you handle victory? Defeat? Are the...

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Banana Bread Dreams Home Life / Uncategorized

Hi everyone: My mother passed along a fantastic banana bread recipe to me and I would love to share it with you today. Here goes: Two large, overripe bananas (with lots of brown spots on the skin) 1 stick of margarine or butter, softened 2 cups of flour 1/2 cup chopped pecans (if desired) 1/2 cup of sugar I egg I teaspoon of baking soda...

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Twelve Commandments for a Miserable Marriage Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: I knew a fellow who followed these commandments to a “T.” I hope you don’t know anyone like this, but I would advise not following these ideas if you want to be happy: Always belittle your wife; point out her every flaw so that she is aware of them. Show no interest in anything she likes to do; open hostility towards her interests...

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