I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing…
Most people have made them in their lifetimes. I quit smoking cold turkey on New Year's Eve, Midnight, December 31, 1982. The resolution took, as I used sunflower seeds to sooth my craving for a smoke. I have made it to 73 yeas of age so far, but I do need an inhaler for my infrequent bouts of bronchial asthma. Who knows if the smoking cessation helped?
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To leave the old with a burst of song
To recall the right and forgive the wrong;
To forget the thing that binds you fast
To the vain…
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“The Fruit of the Spirit manifested by the Salvation Ministry
of God the Holy Spirit at the moment of Salvation. Part 2.”
Video & Audio
Please join us as we fellowship in the Word of God,…
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In happier economic times, many folks reached a day when they were able to walk away from work due to a decision that they made. I made mine 15 years ago during this same year end period. After a 32 year career with the General Electric Company, I requested a retirement offer at age 57 and got my wish.
As it was, I had burned the mortgage on my suburban…
Watched (or listened to) Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" with everyone from Patrick Stewart to Jonathan Winter in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Having followed politics the past year, the resonances and parallels to current times were undeniable. I've come to the conclusion that we have way too many people playing that Scrooge role in real life.
Fighting over money is probably as old as the first time it was used as an instrument to replace bartering. Some organizations have carried the fight to the extreme, as factions grew to take one side or another of the "butter-guns" issue or the "social services-taxes" issue that consumes America today.
Do we have a revenue problem or a spending problem in…
Dear Jesus, the world you tried to save is a mess. But how much could you do, as you were a victim yourself? Nobody would listen to a simple message of "peace on earth and good will toward men." It's seems to be a lot more satisfying to hate people who don't agree with you and try to kill them if you can or even die trying. We have entire nations dedicated to the…
Encapsulating me, the gray skies, casting shadows
On the new born snow.
Shrouding my body in pearly moist fog,
Protecting me from harshness,…Continue
I have just traveled 1,000 miles to see it and it's here this morning. But why? I have seen enough snow to last a lifetime, including spending 3 weeks in Antarctica where I was told 90% of the world's snow and ice is located. But each of the past 14 years I have left the comforts of a South Florida home to make the trek to my other home in the Cincinnati, Ohio area…
Christmas reminds us we are not alone. We are not unrelated atoms, bouncing and ricocheting amid aliens, but are a part of something, which holds and sustains us. As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same. Christmas shows us the ties that bind…Continue
History is what happens, or more likely, what we tell ourselves happens. Some events are easy to look up, document and analyze. Others, not so much. As I have lived my own life, I've often mused on why I seem to forget some things, or some truths that I really should remember. Why do humans have to learn so many things "the hard way?" Here we are, once again, as a nation, shaking our heads and trying to deal with the aftermath of yet another mass shooting. After all the similar incidents…Continue