Archive | June 2013

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do not be afraid…

“’You are my servant, I have chosen you, I have not rejected you,’ do not be afraid, for I am with you; do not be alarmed, for I am your God. I give you strength, truly I help you, truly I hold you firm with my saving right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10 The Bible that sits […]

Daily Prompt: Morality Play

Daily Prompt: Morality Play. My morals come from my parents who received them from their parents and their grandparents and their great-grandparents, ad infinitum.  I am fond of saying that each of us is a compilation of all those in our family tree who came before us. Whether or not we profit from the lessons […]

in defense of paula deen…

I am a Southerner. Let me get that out of the way. I’m also someone who loves cooking. I watch the Food Network on a regular basis. And I’ve watched Paula Deen’s shows for years. I like her. I gasp in horror at least once each episode, not because of racism or glorification of the […]

Daily Prompt: Moment of Kindness

I had the privilege of taking care of my mother during the last few weeks of her life. The last week or so, she was unable to speak, but before that, I was there with her before any of my brothers and sisters came to be with her for her final days. One of the […]

the hour I first believed…

So many people who do not, or nor longer believe, talk about the hypocrisy of Christians. It’s the number 1 reason I’ve heard for why non-church goers don’t go.  Let me assure them; they aren’t wrong. Churches are full of hypocritical, lying, cheating sinners. Churches aren’t buildings. They are communities made up of flawed individuals […]

you might be obsessed if…

How do you know when your hobby had gone over to the dark side? Or more specifically, you’ve gone over. Hobbies are great. They provide a needed outlet for creativity. They help us bond with other people of similar interests. They sometimes allow us to get exercise. But like anything else in life, doing something […]

Daily Prompt: Four Stars

The scene opens as a 60 year-old white haired man is smiling in the center of the controlled chaos of a multi-generational family gathering. There are his three children and their spouses. There are 5 grandchildren, ranging in age from 6 ½ to three months. There are 2 dogs, Shi-Tzus, slightly overwhelmed and trying to […]