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  • The Beginning Is Here!

    I love the fact that I was born when I was.  Discovery and technology were beginning to move at such a rapid pace it would soon be hard to keep up. Hand-crank adding machines would soon give way to electric calculators which would give way to solar calculators which would give way to scientific...
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  • Hope

    Many people I minister feel their sense of hope is lost, and it might be that their sense of hope is, in fact, misplaced.  Hope, however, is never truly lost.  We can give up hope, lose our sense of hope, but the hope we feel, that we sense is lost, is as eternal as the ability w...
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  • Close Enoughs and Almost the Sames

    Well, was it close enough, or almost the same?  Will you respect me in the morning?  More importantly, will "close enough" buy me another date?  We do seem to accept life to be "close enough or almost the same" as what we really want, what we expect.  Is what we really want so fa...
  • All Things Considered

    All things considered, life could be worse.  Life can always be worse, but it can also be better.  It all depends on you.  Each morning, when you wake, you have a decision to make about how you approach the moment.  You can be in a foul mood or you can make a conscious decision&n...
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  • Equally Terrifying

    No.  I don't think we're alone in the universe, but I have to disagree with the best-selling author, Dan Brown, when he wrote, "Any life-form advanced enough to travel light-years through interstellar space would have nothing to learn by probing the rectums of farmers in Kansas."  Wel...
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  • Life: It's That Easy

    I constantly tout that life was never meant to be hard; we make it that way.  God gave us ten easy to understand commandments, and we wrote a user's guide, Holy Scripture, to help us understand what God meant to impart.  We called this "scripture" the "WORD" of God.&nbs...
  • Making a Long Story Short  

      A British writer and journalist, Chris Cleave, once wrote "I could not stop talking because now I had started my story, it wanted to be finished. We cannot choose where to start and stop. Our stories are the tellers of us."  It can be an unfortunate reality that humans are storytel...
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  • Misery Loves Company?

    Over the years I have received my fair share of mail bemoaning one's misery.  My only response to these poor souls is to stop being miserable.  It isn't that I don't care; it's simply that my point of reference for their attitude was left so many years behind me that I remember little of i...
  • Path of Obstacles

    "Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path."  A gentleman recently mentioned this line he quoted from Proverbs, in the Bible.  The Bible?  I had to come home and look it up because I didn't remember that particular quote coming from biblical scripture.  I remembered...
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  • State of Grace

    I like to think of "grace" in other than Christian, or theological, terms.  What if the universe simply imparts individual virtue to those who open their minds to the possibility of it?  What if "divine grace" is simply a universal force which makes each of us strive to be more than we are...
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  • Faith

    What is faith?  Can you have faith and not know what faith is?  Most of us have a definition to suit what we believe, and belief is a major part of having a sense of faith.  At its most basic, faith is a belief in something for which there is little or no proof.  And, most import...
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  • Grief

      Leo Tolstoy wrote, "Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them."  Leo was one of the greatest writers of all time, but this quote evidences little understanding of lo...
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  • The Passing of My Dad

    There are ways we prefer to remember those we love, those who are no longer with us, those who pass on to their next great adventure.  I like remembering my father as a good looking Sicilian who married my mother.   To read the rest of this humble offering, please follow the attached lin...
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  • Life Is That Easy

    Every morning, as I'm dragging my butt out of bed, I thank God for another glorious day in paradise and another chance to excel at whatever challenges God may see fit to throw my way. Will I succeed in those challenges? Hope for the best, and be prepared to embrace failure. Failure is how we learn t...
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  • Holocaust Remembrance Day  

      With the state of our educational system in the U.S. today, it is a wonder our children learn anything, especially when there are those who would change history for "political correctness."  For instance, an African-American helping to raise the flag at Iwo Jima.  Never happened, b...
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  • The Mind Is a Cruel Prison

    What happens when you live a full life and come to the end?  What if you approach that end, fearing the judgment of the omnipotent, only to find the sentence has already been read... and you're not dead?  What cruel irony exists when one finds hell in a living body with a mind which impris...
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  • Murder or Tolerance?

    Recent violence against our Jewish community synagogues is just another in a long line of intolerance of faith being witnessed throughout our country and the world.  Peaceful Islamic Mosques, Jewish synagogues, and Christian churches are being targeted by various factions of the League of ...
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  • My Own Mortality  

      I wanted to write this all down while it's still fresh in my mind; before I think and wordsmith the emotion and, with it, the very meaning of what I truly feel.  I think it's what any of us might feel when a loved one has a massive stroke.  We begin to ponder our own fragile mortal...
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  • Hurry Up, and Wait

    "Hurry up and wait" is an exercise in patience.  It can be hell if what you're waiting for means a change in life, and not in a good way.  Waiting to hear if you've lost your job, or your life, if your test results are positive or not; if you failed your exam or excelled.  Maybe you'r...
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  • The Faceless

    More of us are like this than I imagined and, in my humble opinion, I think we're usually more interesting.  Maybe it's because we just don't give a damn and we're not afraid to let people know.  And, having said all of this, you're still worried about being fat and unattractive?...
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  • A Hand Up

    I have always been a believer in the saying, "God helps those who help themselves."  Will we find this in the Bible?  No, not really.  What the Bible says is in Psalm 94:17-19, "Unless the Lord had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.  When I ...
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  • Life Becomes Easier

    Many of us have experienced wanting "the apology you never got."  We tend to let it go because the offense wasn't really worth dwelling over.  Often times, not getting an apology was everything we expected from the person owing us one, and it speaks volumes about who they are.  A...
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  • Responsibility for Happiness

    "I can't be responsible for everybody else's happiness."  The author of this quote isn't anonymous to me, but I know he would appreciate not being assigned to this quote.  He had a valid point though.  Everyone seemed to expect him to make their miserable lives easier o...
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  • Je Ne Sais Quoi

    Describe God.  A simple two-word request?  Can you describe God adequately?  Is God really male, or is God both genders?  God knew Adam required a wife, so did God also have a wife, as some evidence would have us believe?  Is God omnipotent or impotent?  Take a moment a...
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  • Do We Fear Death?

    "For in the sleep of death what dreams may come..."  And, when we finally approach shuffling off this mortal coil, must it give us pause?  Do we go quietly into that good night, or rage against it? Do we move toward the light, or not?  Must it give us pause?  A recent c...
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  • Show Me the Money!

    I opened an interesting article on the internet and noticed an advertisement off to one side.  It asked the reader to "click" if you're a Christian.  Being a somewhat well-trained dog, I dutifully "clicked."  Well, to no great surprise, Reverend Franklin Graham, son of renowned, wealt...
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  • Morphing to a Better State of Being

    I'm going to share someone, in my own life, whose words of wisdom have guided me since I was a young airman.  He is gone now, a tragic loss to mankind.  I stumbled upon Leo on a television special, probably PBS, when I was in my early twenties.  He was discussing love, and happiness, ...
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  • Turn It All Off

    "Turn it all off!"  I have been saying this for years and still, I keep seeing technology bury us under a repressive weight of self-indulgent crap which that make mega-corporations richer at the expense of our souls.  Author and columnist Chuck Klosterman once wrote, "However, it cert...
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  • LGB, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQIA... and I'm Confused?

    Author Adrienne Sigeti wrote the article "Important Truths About Labeling Sexuality".  In her article, she states, "For these people, labels are not only a means of self-expression but also an instrument for self-advocacy and empowerment."  This is true for professional people an...
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  • Proof of God - Theists v. Atheists

    I think most of us can agree that God doesn't look like Michelangelo's depiction on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.  As a matter of fact, I remember someone telling me if you actually saw God you would go blind, and if you heard God you would go deaf, so tremendous is the presence of the Alm...
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  • Women - Just a Thought

    Blemishes, scars, and such, do not define who you are.  Your titles, certificates, and college degrees only define what you are.  Your ethics and how you treat other people, how you befriend them, love them, mentor, and cheer them on, these are the ways you define who&n...
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  • The More Things Change...

      One would hope that, when it comes to interfaith ministries, the adage "the more things change, the more they stay the same" would seem out of place. The unfortunate reality seems to be that, even in not-so-mainstream religions, this has not been the case. For instance, many broke away ...
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  • A Personal Hell on Earth

    It is said that when we die everything becomes crystal clear; there are peace and understanding unknown to us in the physical world.  If this is true, and evidence presented by those who have passed over and returned would bear this out, one would have to immediately admit the life they led did...
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  • Mondays Bite

    "Why, Tony?"  Okay, first of all, I brought this on myself as I always tell people to ask the only important question, "Why?"  Quite a few people have thrown this back at me like a hot topic they really don't want to handle.  No one does.  The answer usually comes back ...
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  • All the Wrong Places - Again

    My worst fear in life is one that many of us have: I don't want to die alone.  I used to think this meant sharing my life with someone.  How selfish is that, sharing my life?  And what of the other person sharing theirs?  Because of this attitude, I have come to terms w...
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  • All the Wrong Places

    When I was young, I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to "hook-up" with young ladies.  More times than not, and typical of young men, the brain below my belt took control of my God-given good sense, and any expectation for quality would take second-seat to the more base desires.  I...
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  • The Right Fit?

    A square peg in a round hole?  Trying is always an option.  Make the hole bigger, and use a lot of putty to fill in around the peg.  Make the round hole square or make the square peg round.  Carpenters do it all the time.  Learn to adapt and overcome in the face of...
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  • Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

    We hear from people every day how angry they are, how hurt they are, how sad they are, how poor they are, how overworked they are, how lonely they are, how God has forsaken them, and the complaints go on.  Yet, they go to bed at night and wake up the next morning having been given the "gift" of...
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  • Wasted Tears

    450 years before the birth of Christ, the Greek poet Sophocles said, "There is no sense crying over spilt milk.  Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?"  By the same token, you should not fret over those things you can do nothing about.  Is this supposed to make gri...
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  • Face of Wonder

    I see it in museums, and at the seashore, carnivals, parades and holiday celebrations.  The look in a child's eyes as they marvel at something is to look into the face of angels; the innocence, naiveté, and the wonder of all things new to them.  Amazing to me is that a child ev...
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  • Responsibility for Happiness

    Why do you think it is easier to take care of the happiness of others than to take care of your own?  If you give a starving man a steak, he’ll still complain about how it’s cooked.  Let him cook his own steak so you can go have that super-meat-combination pizza&...
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  • Love Is Not like Chalk

    Love Is Not Like Chalk   If you can say to yourself that I have the ability to leave this person and just stop loving them, then you never truly loved in the first place.  God ordered Abraham to kill Isaac, his son.  What God would condone this, much less order it?  I would hav...
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  • Be an Old Oak

    When we think of our lives as older, or even as decaying, scarred, and useless, we forget to consider the life we give to those around us.  We forget how much people we know rely on our strength, just as life clings onto branches of the old oak.  Where others may fall to the wayside i...
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  • Is That All There Is?

    I have heard much discussion from people about an inability to get ahead in life and a concern that this is this all there is.  Talk of people that are tired of taking two steps forward and three steps back.  I was reminded of the young millennial that went to the Christian rock concert an...
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  • The Good We Do

    People who know me will tell you how happy I am, virtually all the time.  One can tell this just by looking at me.  It is that obvious.  I have been humbled many times by people telling me how much they either appreciate what I write, how much I have guided them and, to my embarrassin...
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  • Aspiration

    Aspiration was a discussion topic on the monastery site a few years back.  The introduction put forth by the discussion facilitator was this: This morning a young musician was being interviewed and she was asked, "What is your aspiration?" She replied, "To be happy."  Is it that ...
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  • Déjà vu at the Cusp of Infinity

    Past, present, and future are separated by the distance of time. But, wait.  I'm a proponent of the theory that time does not exist, that time is simply a human construct which gives structure to our lives on this plane of existence.  So, let's try to view time in this context, s...
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  • Consequences Unintended

    Every decision has a risk of unforeseen consequences. Every action we take runs the risk of unforeseen damage. The ripples we cause, during just one day, have the possibility of causing untold destruction. As is usual in life, the good and the beauty we create can be taken in stride, barely noticed,...
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  • The Scars We Wear

    My mother went through a "scarring" episode when I was much younger, back in the days of the "safety razor."  Safety was all about the razor, not the double-edged blade.  There was nothing safe about the blade that went into the razor until it was actually in the razor.  It was a...
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  • The Light

    I hadn't thought much about this post.  I had to write.  I had the itch if you will, but I really didn't have a topic.  Most of the time this is the way I write, and it seems to get me through.  I'd say I'm possibly stretching my luck, but that ship sailed long ago.   Humi...
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  • A World of Fools and Hypocrites?

    I think I became a minister for all the right reasons; it was an appropriate time in my life.  I had a message I thought was important because the world seemed to be in turmoil and undergoing a desire for understanding.  In particular, there seemed to be a desire to understand personal fai...
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  • Cynicism

    I think the definition of "cynicism" is a definition of humankind.  If you're a cynic, you must be human.  No argument from me; it is our nature, right?  Are we all "motivated purely by self-interest "or is there something more?  Those that aren't cy...
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  • Hypocrisy

    I have been accused of many things in my life, a hypocrite not being the least, nor the worst.  This is something I can admit without hesitation.  I have to because I put it out there; I wear it in plain view.  It isn't that I'm proud of it, but to deny it would evidence the very trut...
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  • Where Is My Faith?

    I hate it when people toss the Bible up in my face, especially when they rail about what they've been told the Bible says, instead of actually understanding it.  My lack of total acceptance of the "good book" damns me for all eternity but, oh well.  Why is it that I can have a deeper faith...
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  • Hell Is Just a Four Letter Word

    In religious tradition, the Abrahamic in particular, hell conjures up visions of eternal damnation, punishment, and torment to be endured in the afterlife for sins wrought in the present.  But is this what "Holy Scripture" really says?  Or, as I believe and have asked many times ...
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  • Still "Locked Away from Christ"

    Note to the reader: The following was originally published as two-parts back on January 5, 2014. First, I wrote Locked Away from Christ and, after I thought about it, I became so aggravated that I immediately wrote Locked Away from Christ - Parte Seconda, in lieu of deleting part one ...
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  • Holocaust Remembrance Day

    I write about this each year. It is a topic none of us should be allowed to forget for, it is through our memories we will, hopefully, prevent this indifference in the future as history tries to repeat. And, yet, we seem to be doing exactly the opposite as ISIS marches across the Middle East, killin...
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  • Spiritual Threshold

    The threshold of a church used to be as close as I dared go to one, safely. There was no proof that anything negative would occur were I to cross the threshold.  Yet, I would wander around outside, visit with the wedding party, tug at my tie, and generally look uncomfortable until someone final...
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  • Quietly Confused

    Where I saw her as attractive, I couldn't help but think she wondered why she just couldn't be herself around everyone.   Just wanting to be pretty, yet not labeled as such; wanting to be seen, accepted, as something other than an object of curiosity.  Ma...
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  • A Point of Light

    I'm the master sergeant who took calls from people who dialed the wrong number, wanting to report aliens that were watching them through their bathroom mirror.  I'm the guy that told them to take shaving cream and ensure every inch of the mirror was covered, then get tin foil and make a hat fro...
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  • Getting Older

    As I got older, I mellowed.  I removed violence from my life and my soul, with months of introspection, both personal and clinical.  I spent so many years being someone else all the time; it was relieving to finally admit I could just be myself.  The problem:  I didn't ...
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  • Seen in the Mirror Dimly

     Ever thought about the moment when an attractive person leaves you with a sense of desire? How about the moment when your desire moves into the realm of love? When a relationship doesn’t pan out, are you one of those people who can turn your love for someone off, like a switch, or d...
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  • A Godless Concept

    If I define faith in the context of religious or spiritual belief, my question then falls to having non-spiritual faith or a life without God.  In my 50 years of searching for answers, doubting, questioning, and discovering, I have come to the realization that something else must be out th...
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  • Faith

    Faith   So, to the question of what is faith?  It's one of those questions that I find myself pondering at 2:30 in the morning as I stare at a ceiling I can't see in the dark.  Finally, I just say, screw it.  I roll over on my side and, like the preverbal "coyote" a m...
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  • A Sign from God

    We get signs from God constantly and are too wrapped up in our own issues to notice.  I've learned to put selfish concerns aside.  I've learned to take notice.  For instance, did you wake up this morning?  This is a sign from God that you have another day to excel in life.  ...
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  • Chivalry Is Not Dead!

    I've received my share of odd looks from ladies, the young and old, usually when I stop to hold open a door for them or offer assistance with a heavy bag. I think I get the odd looks because, at first, they don't know how to respond, and then they're not sure what to say.  As if saying "th...
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  • Godless Humanoid Robots

    What do you think defines humanity?  When do you think a robot can be defined as a "sentient" being? Are we not, by definition, robotic organisms put together by God, with the only difference being that our parts are made up of cellular material we call flesh?  If we gi...
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  • The Dock - A Love Story

    Life is all about experience, about winning and losing, and about how we play the game.  We fall in love and out of love.  If we're lucky, we find someone to share all of who we are and cherish what they share with us in return.   This is just a story which came to me while standing...
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  • The Better Part of Valour

    The last time I got very close to a sleeping cat with my face was back around 1981ish.  The cat woke up, grabbed both sides of my head with her claws while growling and trying to make her eyes go wider than mine.  Mine were wide in terror and bugging out of my head.  Her entire r...
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  • 2019:  The Next Five Years

    Someone once told me I shouldn't be so serious, and I'm not, usually.  I usually hear this critique when people run into my concrete barrier of baffling "bulls**t" and dazzling "footwork" which is fortified with an unyielding faith in my belief that my bulls**t and footwork are founded in ...
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  • Mutually Assured Destruction

    I have a bit of difficulty separating nuclear war from an environmental catastrophe. Environmental catastrophe isn't necessarily a nuclear war, but nuclear war is, most definitely, an environmental catastrophe.  One is not, necessarily the other, but the other is most definitely ...
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  • A Wasteland

    It's what your life feels like, every day - a wasteland.  You searched for heaven, thought you'd found it, and discovered hell on earth; cruelty in the guise of a lover.  You mistakenly invite evil into your life.   To read the rest of this short post, please follow the attache...
  • Second Star to the Right

    Sometimes I think what most Christians, ministers, and priests do, is just say anything that comes into their heads.  Usually, that entails quoting biblical scripture which, then, requires the listener to have a modicum of faith.  Think of it as a horse race.  The Bible, an hour befor...
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  • A New Year Thought

    This year, 2018, is coming to an end. Close behind it, in just one more year, we will see the end of the second decade of the millennium as we usher in 2020. I woke up this morning to another glorious day in paradise and considered where I truly am, where my life is, right now.   It is hard t...
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  • A Little Effort

    I made a conscious decision, a short while ago, to cut back on the distribution of my blog and let my readers make the effort to visit the site.  I am still enjoying a worldwide readership, even though most of my posts have lost around fifty percent of page views.  If I were egotistic...
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  • When the Bar is Non-Existent

    It takes more effort to keep an open mind than to close off all ideas not your own.  Yeah, you can quote me.  I think people should always set their personal bar higher than is reasonable, but they also need to be proud of whatever accomplishment they attain.  It i...
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  • Miracle

    Tomas Crisp, 65 and dying of cancer, stirred in his sleep, the I.V. tubing and wires attached to the monitoring electronics made it difficult to roll off his back and onto his side.  He coughed, and the cough led to another, and then another deeper cough which developed into a full-bl...
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  • ‘Tis the Season?

    When I minister to folks, especially in groups, I want them to first understand that I am not trying to convert them to some organized religious belief.  My intent is to have them consider their faith in themselves.  You must be able to have faith in yourself before you can truly...
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  • Wrong Response

    I suppose this is a follow-up to my post from last month, No Right Answer, which concerned what we say when faced with questions designed to trap us.  While a "wrong response" can also be seen as an answer to a question, I'd like to approach it from the aspect of action rather than sp...
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  • Who People See

    What do people see when they look at you?  Well, what they see is who they see, right?  Not necessarily so.  Most people put on a mask before they leave the house.  They put on makeup, brush their hair, shave, bathe, and usually choose an outfit that says, "Lo...
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  • No Right Answer?

    "Will you respect me in the morning?"   The question presupposes he respects you now, and if that respect isn't obviously clear, why in God's good name are you with him, much less thinking of doing the nasty with him?  What's your response going to be if the answer isn'...
  • The Downhill Slide

    It seems like I pay more attention, of late, to those who bemoan the downhill side of life; people my own age who feel the "end" will come, and all too soon. The end? I shake my head and smile. These are people who have truly lived life, many are retired military who have sidestepped death on multip...
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  • No Religion?

    No religion?  Not necessarily a bad thing, but let's make sure we all agree on just what religion is.  Religion is defined as a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes beliefs, and practices; a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with scrupulous conf...
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  • A Meaningful Christmas

    I think we each need to define what Christmas means to us, personally.  For me, it took all of sixty years.  My personal "definition" would constantly change with life events, as a child, a pre-teenager, a young adult, a military member, a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a retir...
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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!   Thank you, God, for another glorious day in paradise and, yet, another chance for all of us to excel in life! Thank you for the bounty in our lives, and forgive us if we don’t recognize what you send our way.   Thank you for good friends, for those who love ...
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  • Sentence of the Court

    This is going to be another one of those posts concerning abortion for which I constantly incur the wrath of people who look for any reason to always be offended at every little thing, hence the name I have given them - the League of the Perpetually Offended. I preface this article with my lifelong ...
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  • That Which We Don't Know or Haven't Read 

    I wrote this post in August of 2013 and just realized, somehow, it reverted to draft and has been offline to my readers for about five years. I have reread it for content and to ensure I was in a proper state of mind, and I've checked for grammar and spelling, again to ensure my mental faculties wer...
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  • The "Cusp of Forever"

    When I googled "Cusp of Forever" to see if anyone else writes of it, low and behold, I find my own humble post as the first listing!  The only other listings I find seem to be two artists, Ashar and Price, and neither of them captures my view of the "Cusp" in their art nearly as ...
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  • At the Cusp of Forever:  Growing Beyond "Panentheism"

    Computer modeling has allowed us to discover many things, and it has also opened the door to many other questions in humanities search for an answer to God's existence.  Organized religion demands that the lack of solid proof requires an unyielding belief in that for which there is no proof.&nb...
  • Growing Beyond Pantheism

    In my last couple of posts, I contemplated religion, religious denominations, religious sects, religious faith, and my own spiritualist view at the time; the very real possibility that I am a pantheist. A recent comment to one of those posts gave me kudos for "still expanding, exploring your own bel...
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  • The Universe Marvelously Arranged

    I find Albert Einstein to be very intelligent when it comes to theoretical physics, though he came off as something of a horndog, and he seems wanting when writing his personal thoughts and allowing interpretation by those who would read much into them.  For instance, when he states "our l...
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  • Growing Beyond Denomination

    Worldwide, Christian denominations might number, roughly, 200 to 300. Unlike denominations, however, Christian "sects" probably make up for the daylight between the 200-300 number and 33,000. A sect is generally a subset of a religion or a religious denomination, though sects are not necessarily den...
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  • At the Cusp of Forever: Where Everything Is Not

    As you stand at the edge on the Cusp of Forever, staring into the blackness which is the void, have you ever considered the complete nothing of it? The void, for all the mystery we endow it with, is simply a completely empty space, a total vacuum bereft of everything, where everything is not. It is ...
  • At the Cusp of Forever:  The Beginning of the End

    Was this the beginning of another moment at the abyss, or was it simply the continuation of another part of my mind's journey in the now? Time is a human construct, as I've said many times.  There was no beginning and there will be no end.  Our reality is an infinite loop.  Our&n...
  • The Precipice

    No matter how evolved humankind becomes, we will always find ourselves at odds with those who would visit evil upon us. There will always be evil in the world. Evil is necessary in order for there to be balance in the universe. In both versions of the movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still, the "...
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  • Nobody to Lean On

    For a person of religious or spiritual faith, in my case a Christian, there is always the guardian angel on my shoulder or God at my side.  This faith we have in things beyond belief allows many of us to talk things through with a friend, father, and mentor, who is always with us...
  • Moral Compass

    My faith does not limit itself to a box defined by religious "precepts and ideas." My faith is defined by the only constant in the universe - change. As I grow and learn, I redefine the borders of my faith. At times I even question my faith as a way of learning more about it and strengthening m...
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  • Children or Animals?

    "At-risk" populations are those who cannot fend for themselves or protect themselves. They are the lesser of society in danger of being abused; the elderly, the sick or dying, prisoners, children, and animals are on this list. Children and animals probably top this list simply because they are total...
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  • Conspire to Greatness

    For all of you who might think "unfalsifiable" isn't a word, it basically means something is untestable.  God, for instance, is untestable, though my faith tells me I wouldn't want to.   Conspiracy is all around us.  It is, for most attempts and purposes, an attempt to control.&n...
  • At the Cusp of Forever: The Alpha/Omega Conspiracy

    The night before officiating a wedding up in Hattiesburg, I once again found myself contemplating, on the edge of the abyss, at the Cusp of Forever.  My impetus for my contemplation was the "Alpha/Omega" stole I'd ordered from the monastery and just received.  It is white with gold tr...