Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

            Yesterday, our true big brother who had left our Father's side to seek out and return us to our Father, paid our debts in full!  He had journeyed from the warmth and light of the heavenly home to seek out and call all of the Father's...

Chicken or the Egg?

Do we have government [aka laws] to give us our rights of life, liberty (the pursuit of individual happiness) and property?  Or is it that because our rights to life, liberty and property are the reason for government? The 19th century...

Who do you look to?

Who do you admire? Who do you study? Look to emulate? Wish you were? Once they were the achievers. Once they were the leaders. Now those are scorned. Media now is filled and people hang on every word of those who...

Scribbles & Bits 35: Control???

Why is it when faced with the choice to go for something we hesitate?  Go ahead "cast your lot".   Leave the outcome to the control of another and "take a chance".  Man has ever held back.  The desire to direct our every step to see our desired...

Sunday Soothing: Inner Beauty

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller   People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness...

Factionalism Bites!

This engraved depiction of New Jersey women voting around 1800 was created by noted illustrator Howard Pyle in 1880 to make women aware of the earlier voting rights they had lost.           Most of us believe that women got first got the vote...

Journeying onward!

Oh what lucky girl wanting for no material need loving family Enjoying learning loving music nature and books! "Daddy-long legs" why do you talk down? Why don't you run with the crowd? Why don't you rebel and rant? ...

Accolades Not Needed!

All he needs, is the inner knowledge that he made someones day! Military Veteran’s Amazing Random Act of Kindness Would Make Even the Worst Day Better Mar. 19, 2013 by Jason Howerton at TheBlaze.com      One military veteran’s random act...

Scribbles & Bits 34: Last Word?

What makes a last word famous? Is it the accuracy? or Is it the comedy of hubris? Many of us have uttered what we hoped were the last word. Only in short order to have a turn of events make hash out of our latest pronouncements! ...

Stones of Remembrance

A Lenten study.           From the time when his children were to commemorate his saving actions to reassure themselves that what the LORD has done the LORD can and will do.  Continuing into the time when we, his children, are to remember how...

In disappointment - gratitude!

Today in contemplating my dreams, past and future, if I am truthful with myself; many of my grandest dreams have fallen by the wayside and others, while they've come, they've rarely come as I had planned.  I can say truthfully looking back I'm...

On one hand but then the other?

On one hand you say, And I agree to lump all of any group as comic, stupid, lazy or evil and bad Is an evil this poor world could well do without Yet turn around! Listen to yourself! In your efforts to appear ...

Perhaps this boogey-man is going down!

During the last century a disease came to light that many looked at as being scarier than the 'big C'.  At least there were some protocols and procedures that would if not cure, at least curtail the depredations of the 'big C'.  This new one, well...

Wondering Who

As I walk, there I spy, such a thing and others too, Who shall fix it? Call them and they'll do it! We stand and dither paralyzed and fearful. Why is this? It is bigger than I know,  It is their responsibility! They...

History can be depressing

           Many have said "what goes around comes around" and "there is nothing new under the sun".  One of the things that psychologists tell us to do is to learn from our mistakes and past.  Well it seems that looking at history (our collective...

When a filibuster was almost lethal

          In 1856, a senator from Massachusetts stood to rail against the injustice done to Kansas in compromise by the major parties to avoid conflict over the abomination of slavery.  This senator started his political career in the Whig party but...

Scribbles & Bits 33: Creativity

Creativity, An activity where man strives to emulate his Creator? Or as someone has said "I've created nothing just rearranged what is already created in a new way" Creativity in man is the ability to see things in previously unexplored...

Few Fun Feline questions

A few fun and silly questions to see how well acquainted with cats you might be.   1. What religious festival is popular with cats everywhere? 2. What is the country popular with cats? 3. What is the capital of their native country ...

Okay choose your vowel!

I know "picky, picky, picky"! But it has its hazards your choices are A, E, I, O, U and Y. The consonants you are working with are TH_N. Choose the Y and it is a brand of condoms! Say U and you travel to Switzerland to visit...

Hazards of the ideal

     No matter how hard we try to enter into associations with no preconceptions it is rare that we actually do.   We all have pictures of what should be and what is meant formed out of our individual experience and education.  What happens when our...