Tag Archives: God
Things aren’t always what they seem, right? An event that appears horrible or at least annoying turns out to have a good outcome, when seen in the right light (and yes, that is a bit of foreshadowing – pun intended). … Continue reading
I made a crucial decision yesterday afternoon: I stopped to watch a movie with my son. That may not sound like much, but like many of us I have that truly American mindset of “Go, Go , Go.” If I’m … Continue reading
I’ve always been a fan of the Declaration of Independence. There’s such a wealth of thought expressed very concisely. In my mind, it’s the model for political literature of any age. The best known part of this document is the … Continue reading
David turned 18 yesterday. Yes, now begin all the parent clichés – “Can’t believe it, just seems like we sent him to kindergarten, now he’s a college boy” – etc., etc. The thing is, because I’m around David all the … Continue reading
I’ve seen interesting responses so far by athletes depending on how things went for them in the last week and a half. First, you have Lindsey Vonn, who at the end of the downhill competition, knowing she’d scored a Gold … Continue reading
There’s a lot to praise in creation. And sure, we know we should praise the creator too. But do we? Really? Consider a few psalms from the Old Testament as you also enjoy this commercial from the Discovery Channel. Continue reading
Ever try to solve a problem that won’t be solved? You call on your knowledge, experience and expertise, and the knowledge, experience and expertise of others, but no solution. There’s only one other person to turn to then, the One who really understands. Continue reading
So, according to the rules of blogging there are very few rules. You can just start writing about whatever catches your fancy. It’s the ultimate stream of consciousness literary (that’s a stretch!) form. So, what’s on my mind? Hmmm . . .
I admire forthright people. That doesn’t mean I’m always forthright, but I admire it. I hope that I aim for it in my relationship with God and with other humans.
What do I mean by forthright? This kind of person is straight up about what they believe and why they believe it. They don’t hem and haw about motives and reasons for doing things. They’re candid, not afraid to tell you their own mistakes or reveal their wrong thoughts or behaviors. They aren’t proud of those mistakes and missteps, just honest.