semantics

So much arguing and so little clarity about so many things. So many people bicker over ideas without defining the terms they are using as they sling their words. But the definitions make all the difference. Some recognize this and use the unrecognized dissonance to their advantage and some assume both sides of the argument... Continue Reading →

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contradiction & confusion

I'm confused about some things: People argue for the right to public prayer under the 1st Amendment even though Christ instructed us to pray humbly in our closets. Matt. 6:5-7 People argue that marriage should be redefined as between same gender, because the equal protection clause should not be hindered by 18th century definitions, but... Continue Reading →

55 – again & again

Given the death of my Dad in 1997, (jireh, abba, virilis) for a long time afterwards I was subconsciously or consciously looking for a father figure - a mentor. I found one in Herb Stuart. He brought what I needed to the table: wisdom, truth, love, and just enough sarcasm and irreverence to make the... Continue Reading →

shadows

Shuffling about and mumbling but often arriving early, his presence is consuming dark, brooding and burly. Even for those prepared he shows up unexpected, smearing salt into the wounds of relationships neglected. Suspicious shadows precede him and linger long after; allow a smile nearby and he'll make guilt out of laughter. In the cloudiest or... Continue Reading →

A – he who giveth

 "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out!" Bill Cosby used to do a comedy routine in which a dad would say that to his bratty kid. It was a joke, but in many cases - maybe most cases - he who gives can also take. When the president appoints someone... Continue Reading →

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