Left Jab

After much consideration, I’m recommending people within my modest sphere of influence take a pass on the controversial vaccines that are being pushed by the political left.  Lots of ethical and health rationale listed below. Before I launch into my reasons, I wanted to pose a question:  Regardless of one’s political perspective, shouldn’t everyone be… Continue reading Left Jab

More Than Neckties

I was spoiled by my family yesterday.  The five of us (plus our Rough Collie) took a rigorous Father’s Day hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, followed by appetisers and beverages at a local brewery.  After late afternoon showers and naps, we prepared supper together and kept the day’s celebration going.   Heading… Continue reading More Than Neckties

Whiplash

Land stolen, now draped in thick darkness, In spite of new bright daylight hours; Patriot hearts stilled mourning the darkness, Hopes frustrated ... outlooks soured. Left staged a prolonged, stiff resistance Used name-calling, lies and deceit; Whatever it took, mob resistance Toppled good, by way of a cheat. Fake news and big tech are now… Continue reading Whiplash

On the Sign and In You

(An abridged version of a sermon I originally delivered at First Baptist Church in Marblehead, MA just before it changed its name.) “Grace and peace to you, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ!”Apostle Paul I’ve been thinking about grace and peace.  Our church has decided to change it’s name. One of the… Continue reading On the Sign and In You

The Second Smartest Thing

The second smartest thing I’ve done in my life was to record my childrens’ words — those funny, profound or egocentric things that pop out of their mouths between the ages of two and eight years. Let's all have privacy together!"R, age 2.5 There’s something special about that fleeting six year period when kids have… Continue reading The Second Smartest Thing

Ballots and Beliefs

This post is addressed to my American readers of voting age who profess a faith in Jesus Christ.  If you don’t hold a biblical worldview, then what follows might not make a lot of sense. If you are a citizen of another country, then perhaps you can draw some parallels. I want to be faithful… Continue reading Ballots and Beliefs

Strike Three on Netflix

I just pulled the plug on Netflix.  Been dragging my feet for a long time, but finally got fed up enough to do it for my family's moral safety.  Of course, Netflix co-founder and CEO, Reed Hastings’ programming decisions made my job a whole lot easier. Terminating the popular streaming service didn’t take 13 reasons… Continue reading Strike Three on Netflix

Masking Madness

Re-blogging here to share an encouraging piece by Michelle Malkin. As an individual opposed to wearing a mask anywhere (for lack of any substantive immunological reason to do so), I was pleased to read there’s some progress happening at State levels, where good folks are standing up to Democrat governors and their unconstitutional (and clearly political)… Continue reading Masking Madness

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

My wife, Melissa, is a fabulous dancer.  In describing what I do on the dance floor, she probably wouldn't use that same adjective. But we have fun. I liken the emotional life of a married couple to a "dance" -- ideally with a husband leading his wife, moving in unison around the floor.  When it’s done… Continue reading You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Fear Not

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.Rabindranath Tagore Everywhere I go I’m astonished by the level of fear on people’s faces.  Even behind masks, you can see it in people’s eyes. Last week, as I was walking along a sidewalk in front of a grocery store,… Continue reading Fear Not