Alfred Lord Tennyson said it best with his century old poem, "In Memoriam, Ring Out, Wild Bells" Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him … [Read more...]
When humans save an animal, any animal (like a kangaroo with a bucket jammed on its head [true story], or an anxious injured horse in a barn with its caretaker, or a deer caught in a trap), when we release them to the wild, why do they run for the hills? Why do they run away, without so much as a thanks? Yet, when a human is saved by another human, … [Read more...]
To my knowledge I've never posted anything involving the political realm. But when I came across the following paragraph from R.C. Sproul's book, Reason to Believe, I couldn't help myself, I had to pen this post.
Page 119: "If we have two ultimate opposing forces which are equal in power and are mutually exclusive and … [Read more...]
I just thank you for not opting out of my small group of subscribers on "Stay Up With Mystery" where I'll be posting updates on The Rector movie. And my next novel in the Solo series, The Sista. Truth is, I've been so involved in the screenplay for The Rector I've yet to get revved up about writing The … [Read more...]
Tarot. Pronounced Ta-ROW. Origin (noun) 1590s, from French tarot (16c.), from Old Italian tarocchi of unknown origin, perhaps from Arabic Torah. The deck first used in Italy 14c., as playing cards as well as for fortune-telling. Can they tell the future? Give guidance to the querent?
Some say yes. But like mediums, they're forbidden by … [Read more...]
Satan is a crouching lion, overtly trying to win us over to the dark side. But he's also sneaky; sometimes, not so overt. He'd love nothing more than for us to think of him as an innocuous character, created by man. He uses all sorts of subtle ways for us to buy into this lie. Maybe I'm being overly sensitive about these devil mascots so many high … [Read more...]
I was reading a Linked-In blog today and came across this interesting question someone had posted: "I am trying to understand the difference in belief and faith. I hope someone in this group can help me." Hundreds responded. The responses amazed me. They were all over the board. It is a wonderful, thought-provoking question to ask, … [Read more...]
You're on a train from Turin to Milan, Italy. It's a short trip, only forty-four minutes. Fifteen minutes from the Turin station the conductor makes a calm announcement: "Onorevoli colleghi, c'è stata un'esplosione chimica in Narvaro, trenta mintui di distanza. Si può sia rimanere su questo treno e prendere le tue possibilità, o passare ad un altro treno … [Read more...]
Many writers and philosophers say wisdom includes a multitude of traits—compassion, humility, ability to see the big picture, to put things in perspective, to see things from many points of view, and on and on.(http://ow.ly/poo2g).
Plato claimed that wisdom is one of the 4 cardinal virtues (justice, temperance, and courage being the … [Read more...]