A provoking quote (8)

To hold a pen is to be at war. ~ Voltaire   They can be against another but it really hurts when we war with ourselves.  Be careful in your word choice for there will be some you will have to eat.    

Lose your "life" to get a life?

In many ways that is one of the most profound concepts of Christianity.  "Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it."  Luke 17:33.                Modern world seems to think that life and...

It is time we chose

           Robert Frost wrote about choosing a path less travelled in one of his poems.   He said and I agree that it made all the difference.  Now in our day we again are faced with two roads to travel.  One is to continue pointing and blaming.  The...

A provoking question

First a quote:  There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher. ~ Henry Van Dyke To do this one must see what is around one and to have the humility and compassion to stoop....

Crying for my beloved Country

We so need to communicate and understand the differing points of view.  We all excoriate those who are abusive or bullying yet in our daily discourse these traits have surfaced many times and have been used to shut down ideas that disagree with one's...

Sunday Soothing: Warmth

In soothing sultry warmth the days glisten and the nights do sparkle thoughts and memories turn to friendships and to the glow of loving and being loved Drowsy, somnolent and warming to the core. Summer at her best.

OSW: 1967

Sometimes, just sometimes No matter the wishes Life simply dishes Stuff that just don't ring the chimes And absolutely the best things are when you find and put on the walking shoes!  

Friends of Toby - Prayers and Good thoughts

From swimslikeasinker (7/14/15): "Toby Edmondson aka Mindlint: has had another stroke. He is doing ok and in rehab. It has effected his left side again. But they are working with him."

A gift?

          From time immemorial, way back in the beginning, when creation was done, God placed his penultimate work on the ground.  For him a partner was sought for far and wide, and throughout creation not one was to be found.  So out of man God made...