Mac’s Musings

Prayer

Prayer

I remember, when Pastor Bob Smith was our interim minister, that one day while discussing the subject of prayer, he recounted this tale to illustrate the clarity of children’s thinking.  He recalled that a pastor asked a little boy if he said his prayers every night. “Yes sir,” the boy replied. “And, do you always [...]

Franklin Advice

Franklin Advice

We have all searched for the words which, when fully learned and absorbed by them, might help our children learn early on some of the hard learned lessons of our own lives.

Volunteers

Volunteers

I was sitting in my office the other day and thinking about volunteers and all of the good things that they do for us and our community. Then I began to muse about the question of what makes volunteers do it?

Empathy

Empathy

One of the great lessons of life is learning about empathy. Not sympathy, but empathy.

Home

Home

That place we call “home” is forever embedded in our consciousness, and while being the cradle of our learning of the life lessons that are so important to our understanding of the world it also provided some of our earliest memories.

Mothers

Mothers

MAC’S MUSINGS Some years ago I read a piece called “When God Created Mothers” by the irrepressible Erma Bombeck.

Wonder

Wonder

MAC’S MUSINGS Have you ever wondered about…?

Blessings and Inspirations

Blessings and Inspirations

It always seemed to me that blessings and inspiration are something like two differently shaped and sized shirts, each of which was made from the same bolt of cloth. Thus it is that I have always been very partial to two well-known aphorisms; one a blessing and the other an inspiring direction.

Fear

Fear

One of the most difficult things to teach youngsters is about the nature of fear.

Musing & Meditation

Musing & Meditation

From time to time I spend some time in musing. The word is often used as a synonym for meditation but it really means the product of meditation. I try to take some time each day to do this, and, like every other habit of body and mind, it is made easier by repetition.