Words from the Heart

Years ago, when I was immersed in graduate studies, one of my mentors suggested I start an “encouragement file”.  It was a casual, out-of-the-blue suggestion at the time, but one I now acknowledge as packed with wisdom. Thankfully, I listened to my mentor and established an encouragement file back in 2003.  First, one lonely note… Continue reading Words from the Heart

Confidants

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up.  But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!”Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 I walked the earth for too many years without having close male friends.  Sure, I stayed… Continue reading Confidants

Don’t Mess with our Kids!

Many of God’s creatures will put up with a lot of adversity, but when precious offspring are threatened, some parents will defend their young to the death.  Consequences for offenders can involve mauling, bites, missing eyes or ears, or even election loses. Mothers and fathers in Virginia (USA) rose up and sent a clear message… Continue reading Don’t Mess with our Kids!

Round and Round the Barn

I’d do almost anything to help save or strengthen a marriage. From my experience, most distressed husbands and wives who seek marital therapy confess communication challenges.  It’s pretty much ubiquitous.  All of us are broken, and our brokenness has no better stage upon which to play than in a marriage.  Naturally, men and women who… Continue reading Round and Round the Barn

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

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

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

Back to Work, School and Life

Hugely important and relevant stuff here, especially if you find yourself paralysed by fear these days. I recently watched a fascinating video of two California emergency doctors, talking about their clinical experiences in dealing with a medical community consumed with COVID-19 these past two or three months. The speakers were Dr. Dan Erikson and Dr.… Continue reading Back to Work, School and Life