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RELIGION: "WWII Revisited"

I am sitting here reading a new book that my step-father recently gave me. It is a book of WWII campaigns and it highlights the successes and failures of each battle, along with the statistics of each battle and of the entire war. I did not realize the…
0 11-20-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Saving Ebola"

Today I am sitting at my desk looking at a magazine highlighting the Christmas Charities one can give to, and am wondering how to choose. Of course, most of the charities have nothing to do with Christmas unless manatees were part of the manger, and…
0 11-13-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Happy"

The poor in spirit, those who see they are destitute, spiritually destitute without God, who mourn for their own sin, mourn for their estrangement from God—these are the blessed. Yes, these. The Blessed. Not the Happy. I have seen "Happy" in…
0 11-06-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "The Trick to the Treats"

That faint noise you hear is the sound of pint-sized spooks, banshees, and vampires gathering on your lawn. They will soon be knocking at the door plastic pumpkins outstretched. Spare yourself the tricks and go ahead and give up the treats - the unhealthy,…
0 10-30-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Used or Useful?"

"Hollywood? You are going to Hollywood," I asked. "And how, and with what?" I continued. "You mean you are going to leave everyone you know and go off on some wild tangent." To which he replied, "I am going and I do not care…
0 10-23-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Little Things Matter"

Here in Van Horn we are blessed to have at least five RV parks in town and they bring in some of the best and most colorful people. Many of the RVers are retired and elderly so they will all have stories to tell. They will tell of their travels and of…
0 10-16-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Rapping Russians and Other Oddities"

I used to live in the inner city, in the worst possible scenario, in the ghetto land of despair. However, contrary to the news media's constant attempt to stereotype all those that lived there, I found that many interesting and fascinating people…
0 10-09-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Those Difficult Questions"

I was attending a workshop a while back and we were given a test of sorts. In the test we were exposed to a variety of situations describing various stages of addiction disorders to which we had to respond. We were advised to give good clinical advice…
0 10-02-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Remembering Philly"

Awhile back I had to return to Philadelphia to conduct a funeral for a very dear pastor friend of mine. He was my mentor, by guide, and co-worker, but most of all he was my friend. However, as I landed in Philly on that misty morning, I felt some of…
0 09-25-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "2nd Hand Blessing"

While you were growing up, most of you remember those "hand me down" clothes that you received from your cousins and other siblings that could be both a curse and a blessing. If you had an older brother that you admired, getting his 2nd hand…
0 09-18-2014 in Religion Read More ›