He forced Himself . . .

Christ was the master of humility, especially if you believe He was God. I guess, actually, if you don't believe He was God, He wouldn't seem very humble at all, given His claims of being God. But then if you can put aside those claims, He would appear humble either way given His treatment of... Continue Reading →

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worthy

A line from an old song by Rush says "The mirror always lies to the beautiful and the wise." I think there's some truth to that. I've heard too many healthy people insist they were fat. Too many compassionate people beat themselves up for being insensitive; too many friendly people self deprecate for a perceived... Continue Reading →

common denominators 6/?

Interview with a Manbo As much as anything else, this was an attempt at proving that people with very different beliefs can still engage in civil discourse in 2018. Ms. Glassman and I did just that. It was my pleasure to talk with her in the Island of Salvation Botanica, in New Orleans, La. The... Continue Reading →

#cursing

Voodoo Death is a real thing. I'm not saying this out of superstition either - at least not out of my own superstition. I took a sociology class on the occult in college in Louisiana. In that class we read studies in which coroners or medical examiners found some causes of death to be the... Continue Reading →

#cursed

If you've read some of my posts you would understand that I've struggled with depression through much of my life (inceptivus, caligo, view from a hole). You would also see that I have dealt with anxiety fairly regularly (Deus Patria Ipse, vita). It would further be evident that I have wandered through significant doubts and... Continue Reading →

#blessed

Sometimes I feel particularly blessed. As in much more so than I deserve. When I'm not being especially grateful, I often think this word is overused in today's culture, but not today, for me, right now. God has given me a wonderful wife - M, who understands me and puts up with my crap. She... Continue Reading →

africa calling

I have a friend who is currently serving as a missionary in Africa. Ethiopia to be more specific. He called me recently to talk through some matters regarding spiritual warfare, (Dubium, Alaska V) and we agreed how great it would be if I could go there and help the mission. I have always had a... Continue Reading →

yellowstone terminal

Denver airport, Gate B94. 8:43 a.m. The area is filling in for flights to Midland, TX, Little Rock, AR, Colorado Springs, CO, and Huntsville, AL. A baby cries in the midst of the general chatter. Two men are laughing louder than the most of the sleepy travelers are interesting in hearing. My youngest eats a... Continue Reading →

yellowstone musings – 7

Let's start with the negative, just to get it out of the way. Seeing the high mountains reminded me that I've always dreamed of climbing mountains, and have never done it.  There's something about approaching 50 years old that makes you think you won't accomplish things if you haven't even started yet. I'm pretty sure... Continue Reading →

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