“Mom, what are my talents?” My face must have flashed through sixteen contortions before landing, frozen, back in foundling traumas of insecurity. If I never head the word ‘talents’ again, I wouldn’t be disappointed; I might even sweat less. “Talents?” I asked, trying to bide my time to give answer. “Is it singing?” she asked,Continue reading “Talents & Skills”
And, while I find blatant misinformation hard to accept from the Justices of the Supreme Court (sound bytes available to prove it) this week, the truth is, we’ve all been there — taking an irresistibly delicious sound byte, blacking out with excitement, seeing red in bloody retribution or rightness, and running with it to share…
“Tonight at the church they’ll light candles and sing,
But even if I joined them, I’d be a miserable thing.”
Boasting comes as naturally to human flesh as mold comes to spoiled food — and twice as fast. Boasting comes in many forms, doesn’t it… There are the earthy boasts of our pride in living, which amount to little more than vanity of person, figure (appearance), accumulation, or reputation; our pride in perceiving life’s lessons,Continue reading “What Boast.”
For the organized, institutional, lawful, and justice systems, have been proposed the autonomous (zones), mob-rule, vigilante justice, reparations, and lawlessness (defunding police). Are these good solutions? And what ‘problem’ do they really highlight?
O how far David has come since killing the lion and the bear! Since slaying Goliath with a stone! The shepherd boy who sang songs upon his harp to God now weeps; for his enemies are now the members of his own household, and the family of the prior king — whose throne David did not usurp but was given to him by God — is now treated and accused as the usurper!
Truth is not an easy prom date. She requires more than sincerity to court her intimately. Her standards require more of our character than cheap-seated emotions and convenient opportunities. One may take advantage of her good name with lies and deceit, but one cannot gain her riches without fidelity; she is not mocked.
Somewhere between sensitive transitions and numbing familiarity, we catch glimpses of heaven held by the fragility of perfect scenarios.
…Shortly thereafter, humanity, through Adam and Eve, adhered to the words of the Ungodly One and began constructing the devil’s new reality: “You will be like gods” (Genesis 3:5).