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JUST FOR MEMORIAL DAY: 5/28/12

May 26th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

There are days in the annual calendar that deserve more than we give them. Much more. While parades pay tribute, flags wave, wreaths are laid, families visit grave sites, somehow all of this is still not enough. It is not enough because simply saying thank you is not enough. This is a day when persons have fought and still are fighting for basic principles of freedom and democracy. This is a time when patriotic flag waving seems appropriate, but it pales when we consider deeply what it all means and symbolizes.

Memorial Day means that we memorialize those who joined and then took on the gruesome and terrible thing known as war. They did it to “serve their country.” They did it out of a deep need that maybe they can’t even articulate. They did it because they wanted to do it, had to do it. They did it because they love their



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 10/30/2011

Oct 30th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Sorting through the stacks of stuff, the over-bulging files, the scribbled notes, the dogeared pages on my messy desk, these two illustrations caught my eye and my fancy. We hope they speak to you today, Just for Sunday, October 30, 2011.

Celebrate the Temporary: Clyde Reid

“Celebrate the temporary. Don’t wait until tomorrow. Live today. Celebrate the simple things. Enjoy the butterfly. Embrace the snow. Run with the ocean. Delight in the trees, or a single lonely flower. Go barefoot in the grass. Don’t wait until all the problems are solved or all the bills are paid. You will wait forever. Eternity will come and go and you will still be waiting. Live in the now with all its problems and its agonies. With its joys and its pain. Celebrate your pain, your despair, your anger. It means you’re alive. Look