Does God play the accordion? No, really. I think it is a good question. People, with various assumed roles of authority, tell me that God can do everything. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, etc. I heard someone once hypothesize that God cannot give His earthly children talents which He Himself does not already possess. So I … Read more Does God play the accordion?
Remember cassette tapes? They were an invention that was made of two wheels (or spindles). Around one spindle was wrapped a metallic film. It fed through a plastic shell, and came around a track to connect to the other spindle. You’d put this clever cassette into a “cassette desk” and press play. The spindle that … Read more Spinning My Wheels
In the agony of their private realizations and recognitions of their transgression, most people in trouble end up crying, “What was I thinking?” Well, whatever they were thinking, they weren’t thinking of Christ.
Repentance is not optional; it is a commandment of God. But maybe, I am starting to realize, it is not a commandment focused on right or wrong behavior. Perhaps instead it is a commandment about attitude.
And as I ride upon that large rock, in my perception, I stand outside my home and listen to the birds chirp, feel the cool breeze, and watch the first rays of the sun appear to my view. I find moments of peace, quiet, and calm in a planet that is nothing but.
If the first notice managed to escape my notice, then was it worthy of my notice to begin with? I notice a tendency in myself to notice when notices are notice-worthy, and generally no notice goes unnoticed. So if the first notice was unnoticeable to me, then can they really declare the second notice to be the second notice when the first notice was unable to attract my notice?
My reality: If I miss lunch, I am starving.
My reality: It is inconvenient to wait a minute for the hot water to start flowing in the shower.
My reality: My world looks for ways to create physical activity in order to exercise.
The medium of writing was there to usher in the beginning of recorded history. It is a pretty good system. And yet it has flaws.
I’ve begun to work out my strategy for the eventual day when I get on that show. I’ve been practicing on the home game, and I pretty much got it down. I figure though that you only get one shot at the real deal. So you’ve got to make it count, and “go for broke” … Read more The banker wants me to leave
“A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good.” (Jesus, quoted by Luke; punctuation modernized)