What sort of people will we be? What will we choose to believe? Will we be open and unafraid; Or angry, frightened, Stuck in our own ways? Will we choose generosity And noble pursuits; Will we be tight-fisted, Uncaring brutes? Will our power and wealth Be invested for good Or squandered and hoarded Until allContinue reading “The Heart of the Matter”
A family has moved into the house in my back yard: Mr. and Mrs. are setting up housekeeping. Sometimes, I’m sure they’re arguing! Before long, there will be kids: Little wren chicks. They’ll stay until they can fly; then the whole family will move away.
Just as humans go through stages in the process of growing up, so do puppies. Here are some attitudes you might recognize: “Yeah, I heard you call me, but I’m busy tearing this up!” “I know what ‘sit’ means, but do I have to, just because you said so????” “Heckling the cat is soooo muchContinue reading “The Adolescence of Puppyhood”
There is a kind of simplicity that is undesirable: It’s the simple minded demand that all situations, no matter how complex they ar, be addressed with simple explanations and solutions. “Don’t bother me with the facts,” such a person says. “I don’t care about the details; they only confuse me.” The lack of insight andContinue reading “Simplicity”
The following link is provided with the permission of Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station: http://www.stonekettle.com/2017/04/the-hubris-of-ignorance.html This will take a few minutes to read, so get a good cup of coffee, or as Jim might suggest, a beer. Make yourself comfortable and be prepared to think a bit. Here are some samples from Jim’s excellent article: Continue reading “Hubris of Ignorance”
As long as there is life, There will always be something new: Blossoms in Spring; Fruit in July; Thoughts and ideas; A newborn baby’s cry. As long as we search, We’ll always find something true: Words from a friend; Hope when we pray; Peace at evening’s end; The dawn of a new day.
It got up to 52 degrees F today. I seriously considered going out to do some yard work. If this were mid October or so and it reached the same mark on the thermometer, I would say it’s too cold to work outside. The difference? Spring fever. True, 52 is warm, compared to say 21. Continue reading “Spring Fever”
Passions ignited and burst into flame; As the man spoke, The crowd became Wilder, more frenzied; Joining in the game With fervor for him and his cause. Mindless insanity grew in the heat; As the man spoke, They would repeat Parts of his phrases, Chanted to a beat With fervor for him and hisContinue reading “The Demagog”
Regardless of whether you are pro choice or pro life, I have a question for you: What would happen if Roe vs Wade were repealed? As one who belongs to Jesus, I have wrestled with this a lot. I know that the hope is, abortion would end. That is not borne out in history,Continue reading “A Painful Dilemma”
Falling into silence; Deep within my own soul, Where whispers can be heard; Where silhouettes and shadows Paint pictures dark and vague; Where one speaks without a word. Finding the secret place; Mysteries yet to unfold, Where riddles dance and play; Where questions and quandary live In their exploration That challenges each old way.Continue reading “ETERNAL JOURNEY”