Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Election Time

  Let’s save the First Amendment, Amigos. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Amendment 1. Constitution … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Election Time

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

Looking for Leadership

Praying for God to give us leadership at the national level.  Gleaning from several sources, I found the definition of leadership to be a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent.  A leader leads by inspiration and … Continue reading Looking for Leadership

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

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!

Love Constrains

So I'm standing in line with Judy at the salad buffet, tray in hand, ready for lunch. Ahead of us is another couple perusing the cabbage. They look to be 40ish, attractive and well-groomed. Suddenly, the woman takes out her cell phone and appears to read a text message. We stand waiting. She puts down … Continue reading Love Constrains

Thank a Preacher

I watched another TV drama last night about a preacher who was a real idiot. It seems to me that the preponderance of movie and TV Christians are horrible people. They are either really icky-sweet or effeminate, or they are some kind of monster. We have certainly had plenty of characters to provide models for … Continue reading Thank a Preacher

Go Occupy Somewhere Else

Just a few thoughts from watching the protestors on Wall Street and their spawn in other venues.  I am struck by the lack of respect for property they seem to reflect.  Then it dawns on me that they have no respect for private property and that is part of their world view.  They want govenment to … Continue reading Go Occupy Somewhere Else

Name your Nazi

After reading yet another article about someone calling a Tea Party guy a nazi, I just couldn't resist a brief comment.  First of all, the use of the term Nazi in the pejorative is a bit overdone these days.  When real nazis show up we are numb to the warning.  Second, if you insist on calling … Continue reading Name your Nazi