Happy Labor Day

Labor Day was created to honor organized labor, but I like to recognize all laborers—union members and non-union members, white collar and blue collar, employees and contractors, paid and unpaid—anyone who works. Entry level workers and professionals, unpaid volunteers and high-paid executives, company staff members and freelance workers—all contribute to benefit society as well as … Read more

Ben Ferguson Awarded Order of Aaron and Hur

The Order of Aaron and Hur is the only award given by the US Army Chaplain Corps to persons who are not part of the Chaplain Corps. Today, as part of the 244th anniversary of the founding of the Chaplain Corps, my friend and client Ben Ferguson was awarded this high honor. Ben was recognized … Read more

Happy Birthday to Jack in Heaven

Today my beloved husband would have turned eighty-six years old. In honor of the occasion, I’m sharing a couple of anecdotes from the book I compiled—Jack Stories: Favorite Memories of Jack Jordan Ammann Jr. A Jack by Any Other Name Jack liked to use his full name: Jack Jordan Ammann Jr. But to his family … Read more

Merry Christmas!

May the Light that came into the world at Christmas illuminate your life. May the Love that came down at Christmas embrace you. May the joy the angels sang be yours. Image: © Depositphotos.com/AntonMatuyukha

Giving Thanks

If you’re like me and most Americans, today you will stuff yourself with turkey, ham, or prime rib and all the trimmings. You will enjoy time with family, football on TV, or games with family and friends. But in the midst of all the food, fun, and fellowship, let’s remember why we are celebrating. This … Read more

Memorial Day 2018

Today is Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember all who have died in military service. This is not the day to honor living veterans, although we are grateful for their service. They are honored on Veterans Day, November 11. Today is specifically to remember those who gave their lives for our country. It … Read more

Religious Freedom Day

Today is Religious Freedom Day. According to ReligiousFreedomDay.com, Each year, the President declares January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day, and calls upon Americans to “observe this day through appropriate events and activities in homes, schools, and places of worship.” The day is the anniversary of the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute of … Read more

Happy 2018!

BLESS, O Father, all thy servants in 2018 that they may feel thy presence, experience thy provision, know thy love and peace that passeth understanding, and serve and glorify thee; for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen. Image: © Depositphotos.com/letterstocker