Wholesome speech

We are told that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and I was guilty of doing just that.  Last week I saw an older man, by older I mean older than me, and he was well groomed and well dressed.  I immediately thought of him as a gentleman but then he opened his…

The Scandal of History

I call it: The scandal of history.  And society is struggling with that scandal today.  People are convinced that if they had done it, that they’d have done it right, or at least better.  They truly believe that with them in charge there would have been no abuses and they wouldn’t have made any mistakes. Because they believe…

Terminal

I found out the other day that I have less than a year to live.  It was quite a shock when I found out.  It wasn’t my doctor who told me but an article that I read.   The thesis was that when you subtract the time sleeping, working, tending to personal matters, hygiene, odd chores, medical matters,…

On Churches and Churches

I’m discovering, yet again, that a church building is not necessarily one thing, instead it is a compilation of many different things.  There’s electrical, heating and ventilation, not to mention plumbing, floor coverings, paint, sound systems and a thousand other details that all have to come together so that people will see not a whole pile…

Why’d it have to be a spider?

It was terrifying. It was the biggest spider that I’ve ever seen... and remember I lived in Australia!  It was right in front of me on the dash of my car.  Seriously, the thing was humongous.  I freaked out.  I threw the car in park and tried to figure out either how to escape or how to kill the…

The Question of a Vaccine

It seems to be the thing everyone is talking about. The British, the Chinese and the Americans all say they are close to having one and the Russians say they have one now.  Some people can’t wait to get one and other’s say that will never happen.  The thing, of course, is a vaccine for COVID-19. We…

But I read it Online. . .

Have you noticed that more and more people are referencing the internet as a reputable source? People will actually argue with you stating: “But I read it on this website or on that blog.”  It doesn’t matter if they are speaking about COVID, the US Constitution or theology, they are convinced, if they read it on…

Tsunami of Grief

The other day, I was speaking to a friend who’s mother-in-law had recently passed away, and Eric was telling me how difficult the loss had been for his wife and family. Their story is a familiar one, and it has been told and retold over the past four months.  Families unable to be with loved ones…

Resentment Epidemic

“The West Has a Resentment Epidemic”, was the title of an article I stumbled upon the other day. I was intrigued. The premise of the article was an entire segment of society in the USA and the UK has been left behind after the countries recovered from the 2008 recession. The writer felt that the…

Silence is Golden. . . But

The other day while driving in the Super Store parking lot, a couple stepped out in front of me and then walked down the centre of my lane, right in front of me.  They’re just strolling along, completely oblivious to the car right behind them, appropriately socially distanced of course. I’m thinking: don’t they even hear…