May 6, 2016 Shawn Henderson Points2Ponder He Draws Pictures With His Words... 1 Points 2 Ponder These columns reflect the humorous side of my life, and my take on the little things in life that make you laugh. Points2Ponder-Reflections of An Unexpected Appointment An unexpected appointment made my day! So our church is on a 21 day fast. I believe in fasting—it gets ...Read More Points2Ponder- Sheer Joy! Sheer Joy– Spending quality time with my Best Buddy Jett! Sometimes, life just gets full of stuff. Stuff we do ...Read More Points2Ponder-Anniversary Special Edition Nano and JettJett– Look what I would have missed! Today is my anniversary—one I don’t share with anyone—except God. Six ...Read More Points2Ponder- Abrupt End To A Friendship Hard to accept… but still true! I’ve put off talking about this for a couple of months.. But now—I’m ready ...Read More Points2Ponder-The Value of True Friendship Anybody you want to send this to? Just to let them know! Friendship is a wonderful thing. Those who are ...Read More Points2Ponder-Rewarding Accomplishments Jett and Nano playing at Chuck E. Cheese! Good times!” I believe in rewarding accomplishments. I also believe in encouragement ...Read More Points2Ponder-Reliving Great Moments At Great Places Sometimes… you just want to recapture and relive that memory made! My wife says that we keep going back to ...Read More Points2Ponder-Taking A Chance On The Unknown Absence of Fear…sets your feet to dancing! Sometimes, you just gotta face the fear, embrace the exhilaration and take that ...Read More Points2Ponder-Doing Something For the First Time! When did you get a do-over? Did you take it? People say that everything happens for a reason. People say ...Read More Points2Ponder-I Wish I Had or I’m Glad I Did? I can honestly say “I’m Glad I did!” Can you? Vacations are a necessary part of my life. They don’t ...Read More Points2Ponder-Part of Life is…Giving Back! Top O’ Da Mornin’ To Ya! Part of life is…giving back. Teaching the younger ones what you know…so, someday—they will ...Read More Points2Ponder- My Favorite Kind of Vacation! My favorite vacation– spent with them! My vacation time is precious to me! I love to work—but I love to ...Read More Points2Ponder-When is Politically Correct Downright Stupid? What would YOU call him? This is my comment on our world. That’s the point of this “points to ponder” ...Read More Point2Ponder- I Can’t Do “That” Anymore That guy was invincible! He could do anything– and did! We have always heard “You can do anything you set ...Read More Points2Ponder-Being Slapped By Mortality Grandma Betty loved her great grandsons Dawson and Fisher! This is Not morbid…I promise. But…it is sobering…so, may not get ...Read More Points2Ponder-When Life Changes Your Plans For The Better A young Couple In Love-Married on Valentine’s Day 2015! Sometimes…you just gotta go with the flow…and let the “unexpected” take ...Read More Points2Ponder-Meeting My Millennium PenPals Lifelong Friends– face2face after 40 years! With the advent of email and Facebook, friendships are able to be “real time” ...Read More Points2Ponder-Life Is All About The Journey Willie with the Big Boss– His wife! They say life is all about the journey. I say it’s all about ...Read More Points2Ponder-Realizing Just How Fast Life Moves Today is my first best friend’s birthday. She would have been 56 today. I say would have been because—she’s spent ...Read More Points2Ponder-Feeling Truly Helpless Sometimes…it’s not that easy to remind yourself no matter what-B thankful! This will not be a long one, I promise ...Read More Points2Ponder-Living Past “That” Moment You Knew You Wouldn’t The Greatest Gift of All! So…apparently, I lived through turning 55! I’m on the other side, looking back and wondering ...Read More Points2Ponder- Special New Year’s Eve Edition! There is the bride and groom–check out the groom! For the world—it’s New Year’s Eve! Kiss the old year good ...Read More Points2Ponder Christmas Edition! All the presents are wrapped…ready to celebrate CHRISTmas! Merry Christmas everyone around the world! It’s the one religious holiday that ...Read More Points2Ponder-Getting The Shock Of Your Life Alan and The love of his life at our Recommitment Ceremony! He was always supposed to be the one to ...Read More Points2Ponder-Surprise Call That Shocked You To Your Core Join me–let’s start an Attitude of Gratitude Revolt! Got a call from someone I haven’t spoken to in 22 years! ...Read More Points2Ponder-Admitting God Had A Hand In That New homeowners–My godson Shane and Jessica and their beautiful girls! When is the last time you just had to say—yep, ...Read More Points2Ponder-Starting A New Tradition In Your Life Join me–let’s start an Attitude of Gratitude Revolt! Point2Ponder “When is the last time you started a new tradition in ...Read More Points2Ponder-Seeing Life Through A Child’s Eyes Our very own little Elsa– Princess Cali! Point2Ponder “When is the last time you saw life through a child’s eyes…and ...Read More Points2Ponder-Keeping A Promise Past The Grave Keeping a promise to a friend! Sometimes, you keep a promise because…you made a promise! I know that’s not popular ...Read More Point2Ponder-Being Surprised By Outcome of Political News Proud to exercise my civic duty and VOTE! I am not gloating…I promise you, from the bottom of my heart…I ...Read More Points2Ponder-Kids Say the Funniest Things…That Make Sense Our very own little Elsa– Princess Cali! This one won’t be long, but…it did make me laugh. Why is it ...Read More Points2Ponder-Being Contacted To Pray…Because You Do! There is Power in Prayer! Point2Ponder “When is the last time some one contacted you because they needed prayer and ...Read More Points2Ponder-Being Right Smack Dab In The Middle I was 2Cool4School! My Summer or ’14! Sometimes, it just feels like all of the stars align and…a perfect day ...Read More Points2Ponder-Acting Like A 13 Year Old Belinda and the boyz admiring her Hamburger Cake! My wife says I’m the biggest kid she has. And… I have ...Read More Points2Ponder-Getting “Over The Top” Ecstatic Life can sometimes feel like “same ol’, same ol’”… Just going through the motions. Realizing “is this all there is…of ...Read More Points2Ponder-Telling Your Best Friend Thank You My best friend Kay– loving her Yoder’s chicken! You don’t mean to, but sometimes you do… Just take for granted ...Read More Points2Ponder-Losing A Special Person In Your Life Sandy with the love of her life…her beloved Derrick! They say time heals all wounds. Not so sure if what ...Read More Points2Ponder-Recalling 9/11 And Just Where You Were Tomorrow is the 13th anniversary of our generation’s defining moment. The day our world stood still. The day we watched ...Read More Points2Ponder-Asking That “What If?” Question Our beautiful, confident, successful daughter Ashley! You ever look at someone else’s life… And know… You had a hand in ...Read More Points2Ponder-Doing Something That Matters Remembering those who mattered is worth the money! Sometimes… you just do something just because… It’s the right thing to ...Read More Points2Ponder-Denying The View In The Mirror! See my future? It’s bright and promising! Some people never grow old. The rest of us grow old each day ...Read More Points2Ponder-Mourning Robin Williams Sometimes you have to be present to just listen! Sometimes…the guy who made us all laugh…cried himself to sleep. Point2Ponder ...Read More Points2Ponder-Sometimes Helping Leads To Disappointment That’s a friend who is honest, even when it hurts! You ever try to help somebody? Hoping they can turn ...Read More Points2Ponder-Realizing What’s Really Important! Don’t call my old number…I won’t be there! Things…they’re just things, right? Sometimes, we hold on to something that we ...Read More Points2Ponder-Memories Etched In Your Mind The happy bride and groom…14 years later! Some memories are etched crystalline in your memory. You can remember them—down to ...Read More Points2Ponder-Wondering “What If?” Are you willing to define who you will be? Even IF others don’t accept you? Some people believe that every ...Read More Points2Ponder-Defending Your Character! When something stinks in Denmark…what are you willing to do to fix it? Remember the childhood rhyme… Sticks and stones ...Read More Points2Ponder-What It Means To Be American! He stands guard so we can live free! Friday is Independence Day! 4th of July! The day each year when ...Read More Points2Ponder-Putting Yourself To The Test! I would do anything for my grandson–even accept a challenge of my lifetime! He’s worth it! You reach a certain ...Read More Points2Ponder-Count Your Blessings One of my Top Ten Thankfuls? To know what it feels like to be adored! I have a friend going ...Read More Points2Ponder-Strangers Can Surprise You The unexpected kindness of Miss RoseMary! People just don’t act like they did when I was growing up. Back in ...Read More Points2Ponder-Good Times That Feed Your Soul IF you’ve been there, you will know where this is! This weekend, we are going to Key West! Again! That’s ...Read More Points2Ponder-Doing What You Said You Would Never Do Cali Making Music with her Rasinet Shakers! I realized today that… men watch their kids very differently from women. We ...Read More Points2Ponder-The Addition That Changed Your Life “Here is our Jett, back in the day!” Today is my grandson Jett’s birthday. He is 5 years old today ...Read More Points2Ponder-Wanting To Slow It All Down Our Jett is growing up so fast–Graduating VPK! Oh… they grow up so fast. That picture? It’s my grandson Jett ...Read More Points2Ponder-Letting Life Pass You By What can you tell about others as they roll past you in life? I’m a people watcher. Some days, it ...Read More Points2Ponder-Reconnecting With An Old Friend I can honestly say “I’m Glad I did!” Can you? Ever hear that line that people come into your life ...Read More Points2Ponder-Challenging Yourself! Look what I learned this week! What did you learn? You ever hear the line “You can’t teach a old ...Read More Points2Ponder-Catching Up On Life With An Old Friend Friends sharing a moment together! Spent a beautiful Florida Spring Saturday in a little town called Tarpon Springs, Florida— Filled ...Read More Points2Ponder-Admitting Someone Had A Hand In It Me and my godson Shane Alan Wood!” Sometimes, things just fall into place… They fall into place so perfectly, you ...Read More Points2Ponder-That Looks That Makes You Go Awww! That look of love between a daughter and her Papa!” You ever see that look? The look that a young ...Read More Points2Ponder-Getting Spooked! The culprit and the victim! This column is lovingly dedicated to my son… and you will soon know why! Just ...Read More Points2Ponder-Life Is Fleeting Living a Moment with my daughter Ashley in Tennessee Mountains! Sometimes…it’s just hard… moving forward. After a life changing event…like ...Read More Points2Ponder-A Surprise That Touched Your Heart Kaylee and The Dolls! You just never know how you knowing someone… Could affect someone else—who doesn’t even know them! ...Read More Points2Ponder-What If You Had 30 Days To Live? What’s stopping you? We just take it all for granted… We just think we control it… Until we realize…tick tock—time’s ...Read More Points2Ponder-Confiding In A Complete Stranger Checked it off my Bucket List! Sometimes… you just need someone to talk to. And sometimes… that someone…is a total ...Read More Points2Ponder- A Good Day That Keeps Getting Worse A Little R&R was food for the soul in Savannah! I think I understand how JOB felt. You remember him? ...Read More Points2Ponder-Fighting Your Fear Charter members of Nano DayCare! I spent the day with my grandchildren Monday… No big deal, right? Wrong—I spent the ...Read More Points2Ponder-Championing A Cause Join the fight to cure all cancer! February 4th was World Cancer Day! When we all Stop to remember those ...Read More Points2Ponder-What Would You Leave Behind? This is the face of “a life well lived!” Mortality… something we never think about. Right? Well… it’s something I ...Read More Points2Ponder-Describe You In One Word! “How would you describe this guy?” I’ve have often been described as Type – A. My cardiac doctor said ...Read More Points2Ponder-Letting Go Of A Dream Max meets Kobe! The passing of the baton! The New Improved Dream! So I always said… “My next car will ...Read More Points2Ponder-Startled By News Me and my friend Kristy Louise! Sometimes, life can surprise you. Sometimes, it can downright slap you in the face ...Read More Points2Ponder – Happy New Year 2014 Our YearInAJar 2013 Happy New Year 2014! As we say goodbye to 2013- we reflect on our fond memories ...Read More Points2Ponder-Special Christmas Edition-2013 Merry Christmas From Jett and Cali! Points2Ponder Special Christmas Edition By Alan P. Scaglone I wrote this song years ago… ...Read More BOOK EXCERPTS Take the time to get to know and experience the Southern charm of the McAllens and Cavenaughs. POETRY These words are strong, insightful and inciteful – meant to provoke the reader to thought and possibly... action! ORIGINAL MUSIC Our prayer is that we touch your heart, heal the hurt and leave a gentle indelible mark on your life through our music. SHORT STORIES This collection of stories showcases the origins of some of my books... POINTS 2 PONDER These columns reflect the humorous side of my life, and my take on the little things in life that make you laugh.