Poor Charlie…

Reader discretion is advised. If you have little ones who love animals, don’t read them this one! When I was about 8 or 9 my parents bought us a baby goose early in the spring. He was so cute; Yellow and furry when we first got him. Charlie stayed in the barn when he was young, and each day we…

Continue Reading

Teaching music to a tone deaf kid…

One aspect of many a child’s formative years is learning to play an instrument or getting involved in music in some way. Generally speaking, I think it’s a great idea to get kids involved in music as a way to exercise different parts of their brain and develop some culture. From about age 6 or 7 to about age 10…

Continue Reading

Bracelets, shirts, flyers, cows & groceries

Ever since I was young I had an entrepreneurial side. I liked to figure out how to make a few dollars doing something…anything…as long as it was legal. 🙂 Jonny the bracelet maker In elementary school, it was friendship bracelets. During that time, everyone else was making braided friendship bracelets out of plastic cord and I thought I could get involved…

Continue Reading

I might have been a Mama’s boy…

TODAY is my Mom’s Birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom!  I started writing this a while ago and as Mom’s Birthday approached, I thought it would be fitting to post it right on the day. It’s always interesting to look back on your life because you see things that you didn’t see before. For me, one of the things I’m starting to…

Continue Reading

“It’s just up there, around the corner…”

A few weeks ago we were meeting with old friends, Melissa and Al. You will remember Melissa from the “Are you Jonny?” post I did a while back. Just to clarify – our friendship is old, they’re not old. 🙂 Melissa reminded me of our little “hike” up in Tobermory back in about 2004 or 2005 so I thought I…

Continue Reading

“My grace is sufficient for you…”

UPDATE – October 2019.  It’s funny how life goes sometimes. When I wrote this post below, I was feeling a little down about life and my mobility issues. We weren’t in a position to purchase a wheelchair at the time and I was discouraged. Then, over the course of several months and a few different, totally unrelated circumstances, the Lord…

Continue Reading

The Sieve

One of the wonderful things about going to a small church with an active youth group was that there was ALWAYS something going on, on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. Something I remember with fond memories was pond hockey at the Brown’s farm during the winter months. It wasn’t sophisticated. Out behind the barn, there was a pond. It was…

Continue Reading

“Does he need a menu?”

It seems like an honest question, posed by a waitress when we were somewhere in the Southern U.S. about 10 years ago. We walked into the restaurant and waited to be seated. The waitress came over, greeted Joy (she was standing in front of me) and then asked: “Does HE need a menu?” Apparently, I’m HE…!?!? I’m sure the young…

Continue Reading