Category Archive: LIVING

Fear that saves

Sign of the times: People are thinking about hell. I had over five times the number of hits on my blog post about hell in March alone (354) than I did in the… Continue reading

Fill some of these hours with thought

I’m seeing lots of suggestions in the news and on social media about how to fill your hours at home in these long days of self-quarantining. I have one too. Don’t. Don’t fill… Continue reading

Is this pandemic a judgment from God?

If you’re familiar at all with the Bible, you probably know that God periodically punished people with pestilence. You may also know that pestilence is predicted as part of God’s penalty on mankind… Continue reading

Let’s play The Glad Game*

So this coronavirus outbreak is causing considerable havoc but I’m a glass-half-full type and I see a lot of good coming from it. How is it benefitting thee and me? Let me count… Continue reading

Living without fear

Seems like now is a good time to repost this. It’s a jungle out there. Life is positively Amazonian . . . a winding, never-ending thicket of dangerous possibilities. Terrorist attacks, neighborhood crime,… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – The Holy Spirit

I am still in awe of the fact that by simply tapping a small, wireless, handheld device we can talk to someone hundreds, or even thousands of miles away, reaching them in seconds.… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX

  On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, A partridge in a pear tree. On the second day of Christmas…blah, blah, blah A partridge in a pear tree?… Continue reading

The village is coming for your children

I find it ironic that those who are the most passionate about certain “rights” and freedoms…to marry someone of the same-sex, determine your own gender, take the life of your child in the… Continue reading

Do we trust the driver or do we bail?

Driving the Ohio turnpike in a winter storm, at night, is…shall we say…adventuresome. Snow completely covering the road and blowing everywhere, drivers having to guess where the lanes are, most but not all… Continue reading

Living without fear

It’s a jungle out there. Life is positively Amazonian . . . a winding, never-ending thicket of dangerous possibilities. Terrorist attacks, neighborhood crime, vehicular accidents, deadly germs, medical mistakes. It’s enough to keep… Continue reading

Socialism – going with the flowchart

Flowcharts are fun. They can make a complicated matrix of goals and options more easily navigable and understandable, as well as allow for some comic relief when working your way through a complex… Continue reading

Sin, suffering, and salvation

Donald Trump is a sorry sinner. Sorry as in, pretty pathetic, though one can hope that he’s sorry as in, I really shouldn’t have done that. Either way, there are a lot of… Continue reading

Whole people don’t kill people

My fifth grandchild was born this month…a perfect little baby boy, so precious and loved by his parents and me. And all he does is eat and poop! Why do we love him… Continue reading

The problem of suffering, objectively speaking

“Let’s be objective,” is a recommendation a mediator might make to opposing parties, or a father to a child who feels she’s been wronged. Objectivity is the perspective which allows one to evaluate… Continue reading

My #metoo cents

I wonder how many men are feeling like creeps today. Not that that would be a bad thing, necessarily. Some of them are and need to know it. But many others, I’ll bet,… Continue reading