In case you don’t recognize the man in the picture, he’s B.B. King, perhaps the most famous blues guitarist of our century.
I had the pleasure of seeing him perform during the 90’s in Washington D.C., and most recently here in Dallas a few weeks ago. He’s definitely slowed down some, lagging the aggressive and mesmerizing zip he once had (taking about 30 minutes to introduce his band). But, despite the fact that Mr. King is now well into his 80’s, thousands still flock to see him play every year looking to catch the wave of a living legend, still doing what he can to make us smile through... Read More
I haven't said much about what my work has been. I have been so blessed to actually go to a job that I love...that brings purpose to my life. Life is so much better (not to mention easier) when you know where you are going, and what you need to do with your life.
One of my first jobs after my marriage ended was working in a drop-in with street people and the homeless. I hadn't worked in years, having stayed home raising my three children. I was a little anxious to be back out there in the real world again. I had worked a contract position doing community development work, and was offered... Read More
So . . . are you free to be ye yet?
Despite all the awe-inspiring technological advances in life, the countless avenues for gathering information, unlimited research on everything imaginable and the openness of modern life that allows pretty much anyone to share deep insight on absolutely anything that briefly piques their interest due to unlimited access to avenues of expression . . . we're not much closer to resolving the issues that lead us into rebellion and separation and solitude, it seems, or to the truth on the issues that blind us, bind us or define us.
We bow our heads... Read More
"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking others to live as one wishes to live." ~ Oscar Wilde Many people think that I am weird or just plain selfish but I have to say that I loathe the constant compromise required to peacefully but resentfully cohabit with another human being. Yes indeed, living alone - well, with my dog - is a luxury that I am grateful for every day of my life. In my dream relationship, we live in separate homes next door to one another or at a minimum, in a large house with separate wings. My wing has a beautiful bedroom, a perfect bathroom... Read More
God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
-- Numbers 23:19
Rinse and repeat?
For too many people, life has become an extended game of playground freeze tag. There they stand, scattered around like trees in winter, fixed and flash-frozen either as they have been proclaimed to be by someone more righteous, or as they in their brokenness project themselves to be,... Read More
February 19, 2012
Our helper, understanding
I was doing my Bible study one day and came across several things I wanted to share about the different kinds of Christians. As I was studying I also came across the parable of the sower. We can compare which kind of Christian belongs to each seed or seeds. As we go by day by day living our lives as Christians we know that the Holy Spirit came to lead us into truth John 16:13. I always pray for the filling of the Holy Spirit. There are so many teachings out there so we have to really know and understand what God says in his word. It's... Read More
Shame, a burning feeling in my cheeks, in my mind, in my skin. I feel everyone knows my misdeed. I can't believe I ever stooped so low; that I would not listen to the voice inside that would have kept me safe, (or so I thought); that I would let myself betray me; that I would put myself in that place. It wasn’t always me. I didn’t ask for that situation or do anything wrong. But still the shame persists. A constant nagging burning feeling that makes me feel less than, less than anything. It burns through all my identities, creating a self hating monster inside of me. I can't stop the... Read More
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Barbara Mac, you is one very intelligent cookie. Just got your comment my friend. I have been stirring a few people lately, atheists/learned people included...people get upset even when you apologize. Okay girl. "Stupid human 'real hunter' variety, shot...
Could you please explain this to me, cause I just am not getting it? Hmmmm...Nice to see a post though, what ever happened to Rot In Hell? :)
Thank you carlwise, happy you enjoyed my article. :)