O God, behold our shield, And look upon the face of Your anointed. For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will … Continue reading Sunday Blessing: Better is One Day
Curmudgeon: - a crusty, irascible, cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas. (The Free Dictionary) I have decided that for my sanity and your edification, I am going to regularly take a few moments to express my inner curmudgeon. Most of my life is spent trying to be kind, wise, culturally aware, and socially … Continue reading Curmudgeon Alert!
Thursday, January 10, 2013 Building People of Substance for Works of Power Trust and obey, Friend. Like most preachers, I usually make some sort of proclamation concerning the New Year. This year I have deemed it “The Year of Overcoming Triskaidekaphobia.” For those who are not up to speed on this condition, it means fear … Continue reading The Year of Overcoming Triskaidekaphobia
President Obama quipped in a speech in Iowa that the Republican convention espoused ideas "better suited for the last century. "You might as well have watched it on a black and white TV." the crowd laughed and cheered. That set me to thinking: the last half of the last century was my half-century. Looking around … Continue reading Missing Ike
Bored with listening to politicians bloviate, I moved to an entertainment channel where I found a commercial for a burger chain. The mascot for said chain is a humanoid with a round clown head designed to look like a jack-in-the-box. This character and his seemingly human wife are engaged in a game of Scrabble. They quibble … Continue reading Put Jack back in his box
Thursday, August 2, 2012 Building People of Substance for Works of Power The revival is on, Friend! I really had hoped that I could wait out the great chicken sandwich kerfuffle and opine on something else, but I just can’t seem to get it off my heart. There are several things that make me want … Continue reading Chicken Flap Says Revival is ON.
I am reacting very viscerally to the news today. I am angry /sad, feeling we are losing something dear. The idea of making sure everyone has adequate health care is wonderful. It sounds like a good idea. I have lived most of my adult life with no insurance, so I certainly understand the issue. That said, I have … Continue reading But Moses, Egypt had such great garlic!