2/28/18 Good Dogs

Are there any other kind? Yes. Coyotes and Coy Dogs, those domestic dogs that have interbred with coyotes. I do not like them. They are dangerous to my own dogs. Last week, while staying at the Magnolia Inn just off Goodman Road in Olive Branch, Mississippi, I spotted the biggest, most beautiful German Shepherd I…

2/28/18 Confirmation Bias

It’s as good as a fresh donut and far more satisfying. We seek to confirm our own biases on every level. This is an understandable human characteristic, though not an enviable one. Those who are best at presenting arguments for their own causes have studied the thoughts of the best of those who disagree with…

2/12/18 Houston as the Gathering Place

It was just a simple Facebook post about being in Houston for my two month checkup. It was followed by a message from Tennessee’s husband, Sam. “We are here and would like to meet up if we can,” Sam wrote. That stopped me in my tracks. Tennessee and Sam and I have been Facebook friends…

2/7/18 BOOM-let!

Nearly one year ago, I wrote in my blog about my church exploding. See 2/21/17 BOOM! Today, it is exploding again, but this time it is a mere boomlet, a firecracker. To be brusque and crude, a mere fart in a hurricane of world apostasy. Instead of focusing on serving the physical and spiritual needs…

2/1/18 Virtual Friendship Becomes Alive

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 was a long day. It was so long that it has extended over into February. As wound up as I was, I never settled down enough to sleep, so tomorrow began with me thinking it is still today: unusual for me. It is not unusual for me to go to sleep…

1/15/18 The Downside of Social Media

Let’s admit it. We all like it here. We like the Facebook world, where all our lives seem larger than they really are. We like the Twitterverse where we see how many followers we can amass. We like our Instagram followers. We like the endorphin release we get when we get lots of “likes” on…

1/14/18 Don’t You Judge Me

We hear that a lot from people. “Don’t be judging me!” They cry. Mostly, they cry from a guilty conscience. Busted, in other words. We get lectured by people who admonish us with Jesus’ words, “Judge not lest ye be judged.” He was referring to our hypocrisy in judging the sins of others while being…