Points2Ponder

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.

So our church is on a 21 day fast. I believe in fasting—it gets God’s attention. Word says “I will ...
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Sometimes, life just gets full of stuff. Stuff we do. Stuff we have to do. But…sometimes… you just have to ...
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Today is my anniversary—one I don’t share with anyone—except God. Six years ago today—I should have died. But God had ...
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I’ve put off talking about this for a couple of months.. But now—I’m ready to talk about the pain I’ve ...
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Friendship is a wonderful thing. Those who are true friends, you come to value like 24karat gold! Point2Ponder “When is ...
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I believe in rewarding accomplishments. I also believe in encouragement by way of special treatment. Today was one of those ...
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My wife says that we keep going back to the same old places, year after year. She says that I ...
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Sometimes, you just gotta face the fear, embrace the exhilaration and take that first step! Point2Ponder “When is the last ...
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People say that everything happens for a reason. People say that all that I have been through got me to ...
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Vacations are a necessary part of my life. They don’t have to be long…it doesn’t have to be a week ...
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Part of life is…giving back. Teaching the younger ones what you know…so, someday—they will teach others too. Point2Ponder “When is ...
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My vacation time is precious to me! I love to work—but I love to take my vacation. I even buy ...
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This is my comment on our world. That’s the point of this “points to ponder”. It’s just my “hmmm?” View ...
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We have always heard “You can do anything you set your mind to—just imagine it, and you can do it!” ...
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This is Not morbid…I promise. But…it is sobering…so, may not get many laughs with this one…but, love me enough…to read ...
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Sometimes…you just gotta go with the flow…and let the “unexpected” take over your plans—so you can really enjoy life! Point2Ponder ...
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With the advent of email and Facebook, friendships are able to be “real time” without ever seeing each other. We ...
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They say life is all about the journey. I say it’s all about the several journeys you take…some end, leading ...
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Today is my first best friend’s birthday. She would have been 56 today. I say would have been because—she’s spent ...
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This will not be a long one, I promise. But this is about as transparent as I can be with ...
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So…apparently, I lived through turning 55! I’m on the other side, looking back and wondering “What was I so worried ...
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For the world—it’s New Year’s Eve! Kiss the old year good bye- Ring in the New Year with a BANG! ...
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Merry Christmas everyone around the world! It’s the one religious holiday that is celebrated around the world on the same ...
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He was always supposed to be the one to die first. He was always sick with his diabetes—self inflicted because ...
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Got a call from someone I haven’t spoken to in 22 years! I was startled that he contacted me—our last ...
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When is the last time you just had to say—yep, God had His Hand in it! My godson Shane has ...
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Point2Ponder “When is the last time you started a new tradition in your life?” Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in America! We ...
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Point2Ponder “When is the last time you saw life through a child’s eyes…and you were transported back?” I spent the ...
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Sometimes, you keep a promise because…you made a promise! I know that’s not popular anymore—people come up with all the ...
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I am not gloating…I promise you, from the bottom of my heart…I am NOT gloating Point2Ponder “When is the last ...
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This one won’t be long, but…it did make me laugh. Why is it that the funniest things come from what ...
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Point2Ponder “When is the last time some one contacted you because they needed prayer and knew—you prayed?” I live a ...
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Sometimes, it just feels like all of the stars align and…a perfect day emerges from the fog that you’ve been ...
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My wife says I’m the biggest kid she has. And… I have to agree. I’m 54, about to be the ...
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Life can sometimes feel like “same ol’, same ol’”… Just going through the motions. Realizing “is this all there is…of ...
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You don’t mean to, but sometimes you do… Just take for granted that people you love know what they mean ...
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They say time heals all wounds. Not so sure if what they say is true. Some wounds just refuse to ...
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Tomorrow is the 13th anniversary of our generation’s defining moment. The day our world stood still. The day we watched ...
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You ever look at someone else’s life… And know… You had a hand in how their life turned out. And ...
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Sometimes… you just do something just because… It’s the right thing to do. Even if… It makes no sense whatsoever! ...
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Some people never grow old. The rest of us grow old each day. As proven in our mirror! We try ...
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Sometimes…the guy who made us all laugh…cried himself to sleep. Point2Ponder When’s the last time the news startled you? When ...
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You ever try to help somebody? Hoping they can turn it around? Until you realize… until they are willing to ...
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Things…they’re just things, right? Sometimes, we hold on to something that we know is so important to us… Until we ...
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Some memories are etched crystalline in your memory. You can remember them—down to the last detail. Even when it’s been ...
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Some people believe that every move you make is predetermined by some master plan. Some people believe that you have ...
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Remember the childhood rhyme… Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. But… what about ...
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Friday is Independence Day! 4th of July! The day each year when America pauses, gathers, celebrates our freedom! Point2Ponder When’s ...
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You reach a certain age, and you think… You have pretty much learned what you need to know and… The ...
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I have a friend going through a rough time. Just doesn’t know why but… depressed. Life appears to be good—but ...
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People just don’t act like they did when I was growing up. Back in the day, your neighbor was your ...
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This weekend, we are going to Key West! Again! That’s for my wife—she likes Key West, but… we have been ...
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I realized today that… men watch their kids very differently from women. We just think different—we still get the job ...
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Today is my grandson Jett’s birthday. He is 5 years old today. I can remember 5 years ago today—the excitement ...
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Oh… they grow up so fast. That picture? It’s my grandson Jett. He is graduating from VPK. What does VPK ...
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I’m a people watcher. Some days, it is just fun for me to sit and watch life roll by. You ...
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Ever hear that line that people come into your life for seasons and reasons. Some come to stay… Some stay ...
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You ever hear the line “You can’t teach a old dog new tricks”? Well—I am here to say— If that ...
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Spent a beautiful Florida Spring Saturday in a little town called Tarpon Springs, Florida— Filled with sponge docks and Greek ...
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Sometimes, things just fall into place… They fall into place so perfectly, you ask? Did someone have a hand in ...
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You ever see that look? The look that a young daughter gives to her father that just says… “I know ...
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This column is lovingly dedicated to my son… and you will soon know why! Just let yourself lighten up, a ...
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Sometimes…it’s just hard… moving forward. After a life changing event…like death! You have to remind yourself what my mother always ...
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You just never know how you knowing someone… Could affect someone else—who doesn’t even know them! Just because… you are ...
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We just take it all for granted… We just think we control it… Until we realize…tick tock—time’s running out! Point2Ponder ...
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Sometimes… you just need someone to talk to. And sometimes… that someone…is a total complete stranger! Point2Ponder When’s the last ...
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I think I understand how JOB felt. You remember him? In the Bible—THAT Job! Yeh—I really think I can relate ...
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I spent the day with my grandchildren Monday… No big deal, right? Wrong—I spent the day with them by myself! ...
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February 4th was World Cancer Day! When we all Stop to remember those who lost their fight… Stand and applaud ...
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Mortality… something we never think about. Right? Well… it’s something I have been thinking about a lot. There’s a poem ...
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I’ve have often been described as Type – A. My cardiac doctor said that negatively when he explained how I ...
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So I always said… “My next car will be a BMW 745!” And I meant it—all 10 years that I ...
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Sometimes, life can surprise you. Sometimes, it can downright slap you in the face. Sometimes, you can go “What you ...
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Happy New Year 2014! As we say goodbye to 2013- we reflect on our fond memories of the year that ...
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Points2Ponder Special Christmas Edition By Alan P. Scaglone I wrote this song years ago… called The Gift… On this night, ...
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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.