Sunday Blessing: Better is One Day

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 Alert!

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!

The Year of Overcoming Triskaidekaphobia

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

Missing Ike

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

Put Jack back in his box

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

Chicken Flap Says Revival is ON.

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.

But Moses, Egypt had such great garlic!

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!