Enough is enough!

What's not to love about a smiling child opening a box of Christmas treasures? Especially when the child is poor, Third World, and whose parents are unable to provide such wonders. Every year millions of these Christmas boxes are sent all over the world. In the year 2016 the sponsor of these boxes was hoping... Continue Reading →

Wearing Masks

Masks were worn in the Greek theatre for a variety of reasons. One was to enable a single individual to play multiple roles simply by changing a mask. Masks were also used as a sort of portable microphone system, with its built-in megaphone. It was quite an effective "technology" for the huge amphitheaters before which... Continue Reading →

The Antidote for Lies

Ancient building techniques used to begin a new building with the cornerstone. The cornerstone was the determinant of the direction the building faced, the trueness of its walls, and the level of its floors. Every other feature of the building derived from the cornerstone. The cornerstone must sit on a stable foundation. Builders in San... Continue Reading →

Truth & Integrity

Proverbs is the name of the ancient book of Wisdom in the Bible. It is a collection of sayings that shed light on how to live with wisdom and discernment in the world. The ancients were preoccupied with wisdom; in fact, a whole section of the Old Testament was devoted to looking for what is... Continue Reading →

Truth and Moishe

No one believed Moishe the Beadle (fictional character).  He was the keeper of the synagogue in Sighet, Hungary in Elie Wiesel's famous book Night.  Sighet was Wiesel's hometown. In the summer of 1941, Hungarian authorities rounded up approximately 20,000 Jews who had not been able to acquire Hungarian citizenship, and deported them to German-occupied Poland.... Continue Reading →

What story do you buy?

I was a middle-aged lady, set in my ways, when I decided to be baptized.  And when that water poured over my head, I realized the big problem with my new religion:  God actually lives in other people.  I couldn't be a Christian by myself.  I couldn't choose who else was my brother and sister.... Continue Reading →

Where Is God When You Need Him?

Where is God When You Need Him? Zophar said it was Job’s fault Else boils and loss would not impugn Or cause his blessed life assault. Job’s defense called mockery A punishment too gentle His words so blustery. This hardship not deserving Job’s life was complicated Wife suggests abdicating. Didn't first seem too farfetched Life... Continue Reading →

God’s got this!

"God's got this" - mostly heard when some concern has been expressed concerning someone's health, a crisis, or unexpected negative event.  On the face of it, it sounds so religious and holy - "Relax, God's got this." But is God really managing the situation?  What about when someone is burying a loved one for whom... Continue Reading →

Words Without Eyes

I've been thinking about the role that social media plays in our lives today, and especially how it insulates us from one another and even gives opportunity for the snarkiest, rudest, and most alienating words.  "Words Without Eyes" is a reference to the words we paste on FB posts, comments to a post, and Twitter... Continue Reading →

Truth

Truth   Linguists were in disarray Used to adding words to the English canon They were now having to subtract words.   No one knows how far reaching the implications are With the demise of truth. Even words like “quality” assume some sort of standard.   Facts are now only observations and opinions Things that... Continue Reading →

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