Month: August 2011

Right Where I Left It

Thoughts

Right Where I Left It

Here was the scenario yesterday.

Sermon for Wednesday night Bible study had been tweaked and polished.  Multiple entries over many days were all in place, study had been concluded, thoughts honed to a razor sharp edge…all that was left to do was to save it to a PDF and send it via email to my iPad for display at service on Wednesday night.

Alrighty, then.  “I hope the iPad is charged sufficiently,” I say to myself.  Now where is the iPad?  Briefcase…nope.  Oh, yeah, that’s right, it’s in the travel case…nada.  In the black briefcase? No, sir-ee.  In the pull Tumi case for on-the-road travel…nothing.  OK, a little jittery now…in the office? In the bedroom?  In my home office?  No, no and no.… Continue reading

I Miss Joshua Ragsdale

Thoughts

I Miss Joshua Ragsdale

I miss Joshua Ragsdale and I never knew him.  Joshua died a year ago, and his brother, John, is a good friend to my family, and I know about Joshua through John.

I miss the pithy statements that Joshua succinctly expressed because he often published my thoughts better than I can.  He’s like the clean version of Lewis Grizzard, a distillation of thoughts random, now compressed to Twitter soundbites.  He messes up proper grammar just enough to let you know that he knows what he’s doing.… Continue reading