Snow makes everything quieter. 

Background noise is drowned out by the snowflakes hitting the ground.   Snow’s arrival gives us nature’s permission to slow down, listen to our own breathing, our own footsteps.   It causes us to stop running to catch up with the world, and to stop and notice our private place within the larger realm.  Although … More Snow makes everything quieter. 

A tale of two robberies

Robbery #1. The intermittent windshield wiper was patented in December 1964. The man who created this invention presented it to the “Big Three” auto companies, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. He tried to get the auto companies to license the use of his invention, and although they rejected his proposal, they began installing intermittent wipers … More A tale of two robberies

Would a Prompt help?

I’m out of town today, so I thought I would recycle this “draft” that never made it to “publish.” Disclaimer: For entertainment purposes only. All I wanted was some silence. I rushed across the library, my customized orthotic sneaker squeaking with every step. I tried to be quiet, but my limp seemed to advertise my … More Would a Prompt help?

Into the Locker: Not so great High School Memories

If I could tell teenagers today one thing it’s this: High School sucks for everyone. Well, everyone except the Mean Girls and the Jocks. But that’s ok: The Law of Sowing and Reaping (sometimes called “Karma”) will get them. Sometimes it takes decades to catch up, but catch up it will. Don’t make it happen; … More Into the Locker: Not so great High School Memories

Debt 101 — Debt Limits for Dummies – Debt Ceiling

I’m going to make this easy. Debt for individuals: 1. If you use a credit card to buy something because you don’t have the money, the “borrowed” money is DEBT. 2. Debt makes you a servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7)  You have to go by their rules: When to pay it back, how much each payment has … More Debt 101 — Debt Limits for Dummies – Debt Ceiling

A Global Slaughter of Christians, but America’s Churches Stay Silent

Originally posted on VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED:
Christians are being singled out and massacred from Pakistan to Syria to the Nairobi shopping mall. Kirsten Powers on the deafening silence from U.S. pews and pulpits. Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of…

Would you recognize Hitler if he moved in next door to you?

I attended a Holocaust Remembrance event yesterday. We obviously need to remember what happened because we want to prevent it from ever happening again. Volumes have been written on the Holocaust; I would just like to concentrate on one piece of it today: Propaganda. It all starts with ideas. As the Nazis increased in power, … More Would you recognize Hitler if he moved in next door to you?

A Shining Light On A Hill-Would Your Light Shine If You Were Faced With Death Or Torture?

Originally posted on I Am Not Ashamed Of The Gospel Of Christ!:
I have received an email from a Brother in Christ.  I can not post it here, for security reasons.  I can’t really give any information except that they are following God’s plan for their lives, and witnessing and converting others to Christ.  When…