December 31, 2013

The other side of the needle

The other side of the needle: Constriction isn’t always negative. Real freedom has guard rails. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies […]
December 24, 2013

Jesus – Hymn – Hast Thou Heard Him

Hast thou heard Him, seen Him, known Him? Is not thine a captured heart? Chief among ten thousand own Him, Joyful choose the better part. Idols once they won thee, charmed thee, Lovely things of time and sense; Gilded thus does sin disarm thee, Honeyed lest thou turn thee thence. What has stript the […]
December 17, 2013

The Centerpiece

It has been said that “no table is complete without a centerpiece”.  Though this blog is not about centerpieces, I would like to give some background on centerpieces before I make a point. Centerpieces have been used since recorded history and have always served as the visual focal point of the table. In Roman […]
November 26, 2013

GRUMPY OR GRATEFUL

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” Robert Caspar Lintner There are those who see life in two different ways: One counts the blessings while the other counts burdens. The person who counts their blessings tends to see the best in every situation, no matter how dire. On the […]
October 30, 2013

A Revelation of God

We are “information” driven people. Our lives are fueled and navigated by facts, numbers and mind-boggling details. We even have devices that facilitate the never-ending tsunami of data we receive through our five senses with alarms confirming our appointments via beeps, rings, vibrations, and our favorite tune.  In these virtual spheres, we hear philosophy, […]
October 8, 2013

Why I Hate Backing Into a Parking Spot

It has been said, “You can’t live your life looking in the rear view mirror”. This is one reason why I hate backing my car into parking spaces. It’s so counter-intuitive. It’s inimical to the fact that God put eyes on the front of your head for a reason. We were not meant to […]
August 7, 2013

Finding Your Heart Again

There is a touching scene in the movie “Ratatouille” where the villain Anton Ego Nostalgia experiences a transformation. Anton is a hard and unforgiving food critic whose reviews can make or break a restaurant. He carries his large critic’s pen like a blunt weapon waiting for its next victim. He enters the once famous […]
July 10, 2013

What is your “Doctrine”?

Everyone has to live for something – believe in something. Whether we realize it or not, we all have a “doctrine”, a set of belief – something we live and die by. We live by these beliefs regardless of how liberal or conservative we may be. It can be something as simple as helping […]
June 18, 2013

It’s Personal

For many people not believing in God is “Personal”. they can’t believe in a God who would allow all the evil in the world. They simply refuse to follow someone like that. We have all heard the reasons.  “With what I went through, there can’t be a God. “God took away so and so.”.  […]