Reconciliation

Some thing that most would say is a great thing to do.  It, also, can be hard if not impossible to achieve when talking about dearly held ideas that seem to be contradictory.  In my efforts to understand the differing point of view, I've come up...

A provoking quote (8)

To hold a pen is to be at war. ~ Voltaire   They can be against another but it really hurts when we war with ourselves.  Be careful in your word choice for there will be some you will have to eat.    

Should we take them at their word?

At least once before (probably many times) the world at large heard a 'madman' rant of his intent and hatreds and said "no rational human" could actually mean that.  If history serves from a recent occurrence, this blindness doesn't turn out so well....

Lose your "life" to get a life?

In many ways that is one of the most profound concepts of Christianity.  "Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it."  Luke 17:33.                Modern world seems to think that life and...

It is time we chose

           Robert Frost wrote about choosing a path less travelled in one of his poems.   He said and I agree that it made all the difference.  Now in our day we again are faced with two roads to travel.  One is to continue pointing and blaming.  The...

Turn of the Century Humorists

skewered the political class so accurately that what they said still rings true.   First there is Samuel Clemens - aka Mark Twain (1835-1910) "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by...

A provoking question

First a quote:  There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher. ~ Henry Van Dyke To do this one must see what is around one and to have the humility and compassion to stoop....

Crying for my beloved Country

We so need to communicate and understand the differing points of view.  We all excoriate those who are abusive or bullying yet in our daily discourse these traits have surfaced many times and have been used to shut down ideas that disagree with one's...

Sunday Soothing: Warmth

In soothing sultry warmth the days glisten and the nights do sparkle thoughts and memories turn to friendships and to the glow of loving and being loved Drowsy, somnolent and warming to the core. Summer at her best.

OSW: 1967

Sometimes, just sometimes No matter the wishes Life simply dishes Stuff that just don't ring the chimes And absolutely the best things are when you find and put on the walking shoes!  

Friends of Toby - Prayers and Good thoughts

From swimslikeasinker (7/14/15): "Toby Edmondson aka Mindlint: has had another stroke. He is doing ok and in rehab. It has effected his left side again. But they are working with him."

Once again the path we're following

Why do the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.   We hear that question in its many forms and phrases today, with the answer given has been rejected outright.  So much so that God has...

A candidate's choice of venue?

The dichotomy of treatment between candidates of the different parties was on display in the past 24 hours.  In the past day one candidate had a campaign speach before a group of supporters who belonged to or ascribed to the aims of this group whose...