I'm all for being up to a challenge, but it seems for the last few months it's been nothing but challenges. I feel like I'm running track: one hurdle after another with not much of a break in between and the track seems to be endless. A prime example is when my deadbolt broke and… Continue reading Flooring, Deadbolts, and Doorknobs
The crazier things get here in the United States, the more Bible verses I run across that speak to our times. The first highlighted line, in the passage below, stood out because tolerance does not seem enough these days. No, they want more. Like Mordecai, they want us to bow down and worship them as… Continue reading An Apt Prayer for our Time
July 18, 2017 First an update on why nothing has been posted on the blog. Frankly, after going through the arduous (at this stage it is truly arduous) task of editing and rewriting a post I'm tired of looking at it. Having lost its luster in my own eyes it's hardly something I want to… Continue reading Getting Started in Your New Ministry
A new month and new books to read. That's the great thing about books: one never seems to run out of them, especially with the advent of the ebook. Now we not only have a choice of new books to read, but old books that were no longer in print or were hard to find… Continue reading Theology and Revolution – An Open Book: July 2017
July 1, 2017 It's been so long since I've posted anything about the magazine. There's a reason . . . well, a couple of them, actually. First, I discovered I had truly overestimated my knowledge of grammar. I knew I didn't remember much, but I knew even less than I thought I did. So I've… Continue reading Long Time, No Write
I ran across this on the front page of the May 24, 1893 edition of the Livingston Herald. I can't make up my mind whether it was fake or real news. Being on the front page makes me believe it was a true story, but knowing the entire paper only had 4 pages makes… Continue reading Real or Fake News? Catching an Electric Car, May 1893
The best analogy of God and man’s (excepting the saints) relationship that I’ve ever heard. She totally nailed it!
There’s an old saying that you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you get your Prince Charming.
That was certainly the case for me. One young man, with whom I had a summer romance, had to have everything his way. And I mean everything. A sandwich, for example, had to be made to his exact specifications: “First the mayonnaise, then the lettuce, then the meat, then the tomato, in that order only.” If the sandwich had all the same ingredients but the mayonnaise was next to the tomato, he absolutely refused to eat it.
This attitude of his drastically affected our relationship. Any behavior of mine that wasn’t completely up to his standards was cause for criticism. For example, he told me how rude I was for phoning him while he was watching television—as if I could have known what he was doing while I was dialing…
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