Please Don't Die!
Please Don’t Die! All too often I hear of someone tragically taking their own life. Having presided over funerals for such folks and having attempted to comfort survivors, I want to put something out there again, to encourage anyone who may be considering suicide to reconsider. Please, reconsider. I haven’t been where you are, so I don’t pretend to understand... read all »
How Can We Step Up?
Three things I read recently with which I absolutely concur: “Children died in the great flood of Noah’s day because their parents failed to get them on the ark”“If our children have to ask us if we are going to church, we are doing it wrong”“Christians should not have to be badgered into attending Bible classes and worship” Ouch! Those hurt! W... read all »
Danger Will Robinson?
Technology is improving.  More and more jobs that once were done by humans are now being done by machines.  Some are even speculating that robots will soon be able to function much like living beings.  As a matter of fact, in October of 2017, a robot named “Sophia” was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia. Can we legitimately give such status to... read all »
Why Was Jesus Crucified?
Of course it was part of God’s great plan to redeem man, but how was it that people came to hate him so much that they begged the Romans to crucify him? Simply put, Jesus made people uncomfortable, because he told the truth. In a world that hates truth, truth is hate. Folks were told that believing Jesus would get them thrown out of the synagogue (John 9:22 & 12:... read all »
The Profound Impact of Fathers
The Profound Impact of Fathers                   “The supreme test of any civilization is whether or not it can teach men to be good fathers”                             ... read all »
What Would the Fallen Tell Us?
Bunker Hill, Fork McHenry, Gettysburg, San Juan Hill, the Argonne Forest, Normandy, Truk, Iwo Jima, Chosin Reservoir, Ia Drang, Fallujah, are just a few of the places where American servicemen have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  We remember those who’ve fallen this weekend.  That’s what Memorial Day is for. I am convinced, however, that if we... read all »
Moms
“Now the man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living”, Genesis 3:20 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you”, Exodus 20:12 “Every one of you shall reverence his mother and his father”, Leviticus 19:3 “Who is like the Lord our God…. He ma... read all »
Summer Vacation
I’m going on vacation, to relieve my tired mind,  I can’t wait to start forgetting, all the stuff I’ll leave behind My job with all its stress will be the first thing that will go, and maybe then those constant bills that to my mailbox flow I’ll forget about those people who always bring me strife, their caustic negativity is just a blight on life I’... read all »
GDD-Grave Digging Diploma
Where I grew up, when someone died, older men would simply take off work and younger men would skip a day of school to dig the grave.  It was my privilege to help dig several graves.  Almost all of them were for people I knew. Grave digging starts our relatively easy.  Someone with some know-how and experience marks out the rectangular shape of the... read all »
What Is Really Real?
Metaphysics – “1. The branch of philosophy that investigates principles of reality transcending those of any particular science, traditionally including cosmology and ontology  2. All speculative philosophy” – From the Funk & Wagnall’s Standard Desk Dictionary Does it seem odd to you that the metaphysical is relegated simply to the realm of philosophy,... read all »