Ever enjoy a moment when a simple freedom of being a little child-like lifts the heart into feeling strengthened or renewed just a bit? Maybe for some, it’s a good sled ride in the snow or a visit to the state fair midway. Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh in the company of friends or … More Christian Stress Relief: Be Like a Little Child.
New habits are hard to make; old habits are hard to break but giving up steak, is not make or break. Giving up the self enthroned in-heart thrill and living through God’s Spirit will is what counts in the eternal till. The other day I stumbled across the Facebook page of a former student. There … More People Are So Bad, There Must Be No God.
In the midst of endless wars, of violent shootings, of virulent political arguments, of all the stuff that motivates people to write protests songs or simple stories of comfort food quality, I find encouragement in the words of a man, Jesus. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.“Blessed are … More Add Gandhi to Bob and Anne
Last night, we watched a recent version of Anne of Green Gables produced by Masterpiece Theatre and broadcast here in the US on PBS. (We keep a subscription to PBS offerings enabling streaming of a wide variety of genres which are both informative and entertaining. Link is below.) Clean and gentle, the story moves like … More Bob Meet Anne
Early in the 1960s, Bob Dylan broke open the national conscience. A folksy bard, he pushed against simplistic rock and roll with poignant, incisive lyrics. Two back to back hits, “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963) and “The Times They Are A-Changing’” (1964) stirred the raw feelings of fear and anger existing due to the threats … More What’s New, Bob?
The tub is full of hot water. Nearly six feet long and about two feet deep, it’s an easy soak for the whole frame of many folks; all except the ones large enough to go pro in some major league sport, I’d guess. No jets or lights. Just well water the on-demand heater steamed up … More A Ransack Ramble
The part one of this post published two weeks ago. I would like to post more frequently, but my “retirement” years have proven far more active than I once imagined. This is a good thing. Also, part one uncovered for me a reality I vaguely suspected but had never confronted. I had a comment exchange … More Oxymoron: Moral Politics II